Hurt in a public transport accident in Neath Port Talbot?
Accidents can happen when we least expect them, at a time we least expect it, and in a place where we think we are safe.
Public transport is the mode of travel for many people. Connecting the rural communities with the towns and cities, it is an important lifeline for so many people. We assume when we take the train or catch the bus that all is as it should be. But, there are times when through neglect or poor management, some things can go wrong.
Of course, on the roads too, there are times when the actions or inactions of others can mean that the vehicle you are travelling in could be involved in a collision. The injuries that you are left with could be life-changing or, they could have a short-term and temporary impact.
Despite having one of the safest records on both the roads and public transport in Europe, the UK sees many accidents happen each year. If you have been caught up in one, you may be able to claim compensation.
Claiming compensation – the facts
There are some basic criteria that need to be part of any claim for compensation after a public transport accident in Neath Port Talbot for it to be a case that has a high chance of success:
- Your injuries and their impact – claiming compensation with the legal help of Accident Advice Helpline is about claiming for your injuries, both physical and emotional. As such, the majority of clients will have already been seen by their doctor or hospital and will have had their injuries diagnosed and treated. In some cases, the client’s treatment is ongoing.
- No-fault accident – if you are looking to claim compensation, you need to be aware that the accident must not have been your fault. If you were a passenger on a public transport vehicle, whether that is the train, a bus or a tram, you will unlikely to have contributed to the cause of the accident. In many cases, who was responsible for the accident is clear cut, but in other cases it may be contested. However, there is no need to worry as we can take on the simplest of cases, to the most complex.
- The deadline – anyone hurt in an accident that was not their fault has three years to make a claim for compensation, starting from the point that it can be reasonably assumed your injuries were caused by the accident.
If you have been hurt in a public transport accident in Neath Port Talbot, why don’t you find out more about a possible claim for compensation by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500?
Date Published: 10th July 2015
Author: David Brown