Goathland’s recent claim to fame is that its railway station was the setting for Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films. It is in the North York Moors national park, so it is in a beautiful setting surrounded by moorland. However just as everywhere else, accidents happen, so you may be searching for injury lawyers in Goathland because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault.
Injury lawyers in Goathland
You may also be looking for injury lawyers in Goathland or elsewhere if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you and your injury lawyers in Goathland (for example) can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. An example of such an illness would be a work-related one for which your employer was responsible for.
You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, although sometimes you only have two. Check with injury lawyers in Goathland (or elsewhere) or check with us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Luckily travelling by train is fairly safe, but still accidents occur. Trains sometimes collide, as happened at Norfolk station in July 2013. Eight people were injured, luckily not seriously. Level crossings can also be hazardous; two people were killed in their car at a level crossing in Lincolnshire in April 2013. Two train passengers suffered minor injuries in July when a tractor was driven over a level crossing and was hit by a train. The tractor driver had a very lucky escape.
On October 28th 2013, some railway companies suspended services because of the extremely bad weather conditions as it was feared that trees could fall on tracks and trains in the high winds.
Some of the most common causes of train accidents are objects and people on the tracks, bad weather conditions with ice and snow on the tracks, mechanical problems, signal failure, and damaged tracks.
You may have an accident inside the train too. For example you might slip, trip and fall in the buffet car if liquid or food has been spilled and was not cleaned up. You may have something hot spilled on you too if the train jolts suddenly.
You can file a personal injury compensation claim for accidents that happen on the station platform, or anywhere else on the station premises, if you can prove that the accident was no fault of yours and prove negligence on the part of the railway staff.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can use one of our freephone numbers to call at any time, as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, call now.
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown