Travelling on our bus and train network is generally considered safe, and when a serious incident occurs it can make news headlines because of the sheer number of people involved.
Fortunately, accidents like this tend to happen infrequently. More common scenarios are when a driver stops suddenly, or you trip over something that has been left out in a train corridor. If this has happened to you, and you want to claim compensation for your public transport injury in North Tyneside, we may be able to help.
Common injuries on public transport
Bumps to the head and whiplash injuries often occur on public transport. The lack of support for the head when travelling on a bus in particular, can cause a sudden forward and backward movement that damages the neck and shoulders.
Sometimes pain from a whiplash injury is not felt until several days after the accident, which can be a little disconcerting if you thought that you had escaped uninjured. The best thing to do in this case is to see your GP, or go to the local Accident and Emergency department if the surgery is closed or you are in severe pain.
Making a claim for whiplash with Accident Advice Helpline
Whiplash is one of the most common claims we make on behalf of our customers, with many cases causing long-term pain and discomfort for the victim. You may be able to make a claim against the driver of the vehicle or in some cases the transport company, if the accident happened during the last three years.
If you received the medical treatment advised above, and you were in no way to blame for what happened, our in-house team of personal injury solicitors can negotiate on your behalf with the third party concerned.
Public transport injury in North Tyneside
Our solicitors operate using no win, no fee* for all personal injury claims. It is a popular way for innocent victims of accident to get the justice they deserve, and means that you do not pay any legal fees in advance.
Many of our customers also feel reassured to know that if they do not win their case, they will not be liable to pay any of their solicitor’s legal fees, making this the ideal route into an otherwise expensive justice system. To find out whether you can claim for a public transport injury in North Tyneside, call our professional advisors now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
We will confirm your eligibility and take you through the process of claiming personal injury compensation in more detail.
Date Published: 4th July 2015
Author: David Brown