Going on an adventure on a train can be exciting and a great way for a family to spend time on a day out. Trains have been in operation for hundreds of years and are used by millions each day. Some of us rely on them so much for daily transits to work, school or college that we can take them for granted. In particular, on fun family days out, young children tend to enjoy the adventure that a train journey can bring. However, commuters must always be careful when on public transport of any kind as there are many potential accidents that may take place due to the negligence of other travellers, conductors or drivers.
As you will already know, a train runs on tracks. Every now and again, strewn logs or branches can end up landing on tracks, as well as this, it has been known that vandals intentionally place items on the lines to cause accidents. If something is laid on the tracks, it can cause serious implications. If the object is big enough, the train can in fact derail from the tracks causing a crash which could end up being fatal. Our personal injury lawyers are trained in dealing with traffic and transport claims for compensation. So if this type of accident, or any of the following have affected you, you should speak to our personal injury lawyers.
Looking after your valuables
When travelling on a train, it’s important to keep your personal and valuable items with you at all times. There are of course sections where you can leave large baggage such as suitcases and holdalls, but if you have a rucksack or handbag, this should be kept close to you to avoid pick pockets and thieves. Other than being robbed, being injured in an unprovoked attacked is also not uncommon on public transport. An unprovoked attack can also affect an individual emotionally as well as them having to deal with the injuries. All of the above mentioned accidents will qualify for a compensation claim through a personal injury lawyer in Witham or one based elsewhere, or even us here at Accident Advice Helpline, if you can provide helpful evidence.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Witham?
When it comes to claiming compensation, your choice of legal representation is not limited to a personal injury lawyer in Witham. You can use a national firm like Accident Advice Helpline instead.
For more information all you need to do is call. Phone from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. If it would be easier for you to have someone from Accident Advice Helpline to call you back, please simply text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Our website is a great place to start if you want to discover more about what we do before you start your claim. There is also a very handy compensation calculator which takes about 30 seconds to use. All you do is input your details into the online form and you will be told if you are entitled to claim, and if so, how much you are entitled to.
Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: David Brown