Safety on trains and when to make personal injury claims after an accident or incident
Trains are one form of transport which people seem to be far less concerned about in general. Because they move on a track, are fairly well lit and well staffed, people feel safer on trains at any time of the day or night. You should feel safe on trains, as they are a safe way to travel, but there are still some things that you should be aware of before you travel on a train at any time, so that you can avoid getting into danger or being injured.
- Pay attention to timetables. Many people believe that train timetables are unreliable at best, but actually they are more important to pay attention to than you may realise, giving you a good idea of where you need to be and letting you know when last minute changes occur.
- Keep your luggage with you. Even on a busy train in the middle of the day, if you have luggage with you, you should keep it close by where you can watch it. Leaving it in the hallway and going to sit down is almost an invitation to thieves, who can grab it and get off at the next stop.
- Sit with other people. Even if you are travelling alone, head for a carriage which has other people in it rather than one where you will be sitting alone. You are too much of a target if you are sitting in an extended carriage with no one anywhere near you.
- Take your valuables if you leave. If you need to go to the toilet then it may be a hassle to pack everything up and take it with you, but if you leave it behind you may find that it is gone when you return, especially if someone has seen you walk away without it.
Making personal injury claims in Kent
If you have been injured on a train, due to the negligence of staff or the train company itself, you may be able to make personal injury claims in Kent against them. Compensation from personal injury claims in Kent can help you to pay for medical treatment and time off work, as well as help around the house whilst you are recovering from your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury claims in Kent and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team and find out more about making personal injury claims in Kent and whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
Date Published: 1st August 2014
Author: David Brown