There are many ways of travelling to Dalton-in-Furness and for some people the method that suits them best is the train. They find it both convenient and relaxing. They probably don’t realise it but it is also one of the safest methods of transport in the UK today. Train accidents (collisions) are very rare and train-related injuries in general do not often feature in a public transport claim in Dalton-in-Furness.
For this reason a personal injury solicitor would not deal with train accident claims very often. So, who would be the best solicitor to deal with your claim? Will they have the experience to give you the very best legal guidance and support?
You don’t have to worry about this if you contact Accident Advice Helpline. They are a large law firm with enough experience and expertise to deal with all personal injury claims arising from the Dalton-in-Furness area and that includes accidents involving trains.
Public transport claim in Dalton-in-Furness
What causes train accidents? They are usually:
- Collisions with a car
- Improper maintenance
- The train leaving its rails (derailment)
- Collisions with another train (signalling failures)
- Collisions with another object (person/animal/trees)
- Human error
- Mechanical failure
- Track or equipment failure
Accident Advice Helpline
You should be safe when travelling on a train – this is because the company operating the train and the track have a duty to protect the train passengers during their journey. They achieve this by repairing, maintaining and inspecting trains and track as required. They also have to train and supervise their staff. If the accident was the fault of the company operating the train or the track then you may be able to claim compensation for the injuries from them.
Accident Advice Helpline will provide a comprehensive personal injury claim legal service on a on a no win no fee basis so you will not have to pay any up front legal costs. This is very good news if the injury has already cost you money in lost wages.
Personal accident claims – train injuries facts and figures
In 2012, there were less than 300 injuries to passengers and only 4 people were killed. So where any events like this are always bad, they are still less than those compared to other modes of public transport.
If you do get injured on a train it is usually because of :
- A passenger being struck by a train on a station crossing
- Abuse or assault
- Slips, trips and falls
- Injury when moving from platform to train
- Contact with an object or person
Passengers who are aged over 70 years of age are at the highest risk of being injured per journey.
So for expert legal advice about a possible public transport claim in Dalton-in-Furness call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown