Many people know that if they have been injured as a result of someone else’s actions or negligence that they are entitled to make a claim for compensation. What they fail to realise however is that they can also make a claim if they have been involved in a public transport accident in Medway.
Why you can claim for a public transport accident in Medway
The simple truth is that while we must always do all we can to make sure that we are not putting ourselves in danger, there are other people who have a responsibility to reduce the potential dangers that we may come across. This is known as a duty of care and applies to a number of different situations. For example, your employer has a duty of care to ensure you are safe at work. Teaching staff or nursery care workers have a duty of care to the children they are charged with protecting.
Your bus driver and the company that employs him and manages the busses also has a duty of care to ensure that all passengers, and members of the public are kept safe whilst using their service. If they fail in this regard and someone is injured then there is a good chance that a claim can be made and compensation will be awarded.
Some examples of the sorts of accidents you can claim for include incidents that happen whilst trying to access public transport. The flooring at the bus station may not be well maintained and as a result you could trip over a broken piece of path. Perhaps there is a spillage on the floor of the train station and you slip as a result. Either of these incidents could lead to severe injuries.
Accidents can also happen whilst you are using public transport. Perhaps a driver has not been paying attention and goes under a bridge that is too low for the bus you are on. You could be involved in a collision and be injured as a result. Perhaps the train track has not been well maintained and therefore there is a train crash. All of these things will be caused as a result of another person’s actions or negligence and are therefore not your fault.
Get advice with Accident Advice Helpline today
If you want to find out whether or not you can make a claim simply call Accident Advice Helpline today on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or try 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown