Although a very safe way to travel, there is always a risk of accident on public transport, and claiming compensation is often the natural next step for many people. If you have been injured as the result of a public transport accident in Havering, whether on a bus, train, coach or plane, call us on the numbers given below to see if you can make a claim.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
You may be eligible if you meet the following three criteria:
- The accident was due to the negligence of a third party – in this instance, that could be a driver or other member of transport staff. In some cases the company itself is found to be at fault, and the claim is made against them.
- You must have received treatment from a medical professional for your injuries – this does not necessarily need to be at the accident scene. It could be at your GP’s surgery or your local hospital, but it needs to be soon after the accident took place.
- The incident must have happened within three years of the start of your claim – the three year limit sometimes starts from the date your injuries were formally linked to the accident.
If you are unsure whether you meet these criteria, our helpline advisors can quickly let you know if you are eligible.
Injuries resulting from a public transport accident in Havering
We have made claims for a wide range of injuries on public transport. Many of them involve bumps to the head, but also more serious injuries include broken limbs and damage to the spine. Being injured in a bus accident, for example, could cause multiple injuries depending on the speed of the vehicle at the time, and whether the road was busy with traffic.
Whiplash is a common injury with public transport accidents. The sudden movement of the head can also cause long-term pain in the shoulder area, which is why it is vital to seek a medical assessment if you start to feel pain or discomfort a few days after your public transport accident in Havering.
Some people feel relief that they have not been hurt in their accident, only for the injury to develop the following day. Having this included in your medical notes helps you to claim compensation later on if you wish.
We can help you decide on whether to claim by offering an estimated amount. All you have to do is call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to speak to our professional advisors.
Date Published: 29th June 2015
Author: David Brown