The personal injury lawyer Stowmarket residents have access to for launching claims for compensation is AAH. The most common types of injuries are mostly things like slips trips and falls in the workplace, falls from height, repetitive strain injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries picked because of poor lifting techniques. But we also handle some of the more unusual injuries or injury scenarios too; things like getting hit by a train.
Most fatalities are suicides
Collisions between trains and people are often fatal. The forces exerted by tons of metal hurtling along a railway line at high speeds, are almost unbelievable. Nothing that gets in the way stands much of a chance, least of all a relatively frail human body. Most of these deaths are suicides, many of which take place on the London underground.
The risks of travelling by tube
The highest incidence rate of injuries sustained relating to rail travel happen on London’s tube network. The accident database maintained by Transport for London recorded 18,677 accidents in the 5 year period 2006 to 2011. A basic breakdown shows:
- Total number of injuries on all underground lines – 18,677
- Incidences of serious injury – 835
- Fatalities – 188
The Jubilee Line
The worst line across the same time period was the Jubilee line, which alone, recorded 3165 accidents. Whilst in the main the vast majority of the injuries were minor, (things like cuts, bruises and sprains), there were some more serious injures too. A breakdown reveals:
- Total number of injuries on the Jubilee Line – 3165
- Incidences of broken and/or fractured limbs – 50
- Incidences of dislocated joints – 30
- Incidences of electric shock (non fatal) – 18
Most injuries take place on the escalators at tube stations.
The injury claim lawyer Stowmarket residents use that pre-estimates the value of your claim
Trying to find out how much compensation you might be awarded for any type of injury is simple. All you have to do is to go to our website and find the HOW MUCH calculator. It’s located on our home page. Just provide 6 simple pieces of information, as directed, and you’ll be given an estimate within 30 seconds. Anyone can use it, whether or not they commission us. As the injury claim lawyer Stowmarket residents use, it’s all part of our no win no fee* service.
When you need help
Some claims are more complicated than others, and if you feel you need some advice to steer you in the right direction you can have a chat with one of our experienced advisors. People have been relying AAH to help them to obtain the compensation they are legally entitled to for injuries they’ve sustained through the fault of others, since we first started up in business in the year 2000. As Esther Rantzen, the well respected people’s consumer champion says, “Take my advice, you can trust AAH to look after you.”
Our free helpline
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Date Published: 4th March 2014
Author: David Brown