Railway station platforms can be treacherous places, particularly during the winter, early in the morning, during rush hour. The busier the station, the more hazardous your journey to work has the potential to be. In icy weather, you could run the risk of slipping while making your way to the train.
You could get knocked off your feet in the hustle and bustle to grab a seat as you and your fellow commuters rush to board your train. You might even be hurt if the organisation that owns the station, typically either Network Rail or one of the train operators, has failed in its duty to maintain the platform you use to a safe standard. It may, for example, have not ensured a loose paving slab leading up to the café on the platform you depart from had been fixed. If you were to trip on said slab, you may be able to use injury lawyers in Southerness to take action against the owner of the station, regardless of whether this was Network Rail, one of the UK’s train operators or a private company or trust that manages a line such as the Bluebell Railway in Sussex.
Train accidents and injury lawyers Southerness
As well as using injury lawyers in Southerness to take action for an injury that occurred as the result of an accident that was not your fault on a railway station platform, you might also be able to take action after suffering an injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault while you were travelling on a train. Any compensation you were due in this scenario would most likely be met by the company that operates the train service you were travelling on at the time of the incident that resulted in you being hurt.
Injury lawyers in Southerness might be able to win a payout from a train operator if you had fallen off a loose seat on a train, doing yourself a nasty injury as you fell. You might also be able to take action if you tripped over a loose piece of flooring while making your way through the walkway that passes between passenger seats on trains. You may even have been hurt while using the lavatory while travelling by train.
Get some help – talk to us about injury lawyers in Southerness
If you feel you might have a case for compensation after suffering an injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault while waiting on a railway station platform or travelling on a train, you would be well advised to look into retaining the services of injury lawyers in Southerness through Accident Advice Helpline.
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Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown