Each year several thousand commuters are injured whilst on their way to work or whilst on their way home. Aldgate is a busy commuter hub with not one but two tube stations serving the local area. Aldgate is served by three underground lines: Circle Metropolitan Hammersmith and City and effectively they connect East London and the financial heart of London with the West of London and beyond into Middlesex and Buckinghamshire.
Aldgate East connects East London with leafy South West London such as Putney, Kew and Wimbledon via the District Line. Many in the North East of London do not have an Underground Service so these two stations are additionally used by residents of Hackney, Stoke Newington, and Clacton who bus into the Aldgate area in huge volumes during peak hours.
- Injuries are commonly caused when commuters or items of their clothing are trapped in the automatic carriage doors.
- Limbs can be crushed by the heavy doors shutting or passengers can find themselves being dragged along a platform whilst a tube train departs because their scarf or coat belt has been jammed in the closed doors and suffer acute neck and or back injuries.
The Underground network is an underground maze of tunnels with connecting walkways – much of the network requires a radical overhaul and update but it is difficult to make over this much used commuter hub without causing drastic inconvenience so there are many potential hazards which are all too easy to trip, slip or fall on – especially during peak hours when the tunnels are crowded with commuters.
- Slipping in wet and or slippery ticket concourses is a painful and uncomfortable experience at best – if floors have been inadequately kept dry or oil has been spilled it can prove dangerous for one or more unlucky traveller.
- Falling down escalators or getting tangled up in their stairs can cause a serious accident.
- Whilst tube trains derailing or crashing are thankfully very rare, they are a constant risk and when accidents such as these do occur passengers can be left with serious injuries consistent with rail travel accidents and also the additional psychological trauma of being trapped underground.
If you have had the misfortune of being involved in an accident whilst travelling on the London Underground then you may be entitled to make an injury claim and receive compensation for your injury.
To find out if your accident qualifies you for an injury claim put your details into the 30-second test available from Accident Advice Helpline to find out for certain if you’ll require an injury solicitor in Aldgate to petition your case.
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Date Published: 21st March 2014
Author: David Brown