Can I claim for…?
A train accident?
There are many disasters that can befall us in life; some are of our own making but some are not. When this happens and we are hurt, the consequences can be far-reaching and long-lasting.
Considering all the billions of miles travelled in one week by train passengers, traveling by rail is one of the safest options BUT when disaster does strike, the consequences can be devastating.
Should this happen to you, once you have recovered, our solicitor in Tooting could help.
When train accidents happen, you will undoubtedly need the help of the emergency services; you may find yourself ‘walking wounded’ or you may be admitted to hospital. Either way, you must seek medical treatment for your injuries.
Secondly, an important factor in all personal injuries cases is the acceptance that someone else caused the accident. As a fare-paying passenger on a train, you are unlikely to have caused a train accident!
Rail accidents, as our expert solicitor in Tooting knows, occur as the result of failings in various systems, from driver hours and tiredness to signal failure.
Finally, you must also be claiming within 3 years of the date of the accident. For some people, they could start their claim for compensation with our solicitor in Tooting within weeks of the accident happening but for others, who may have been severely hurt and spent many weeks in hospital, this may not be possible.
You need to be able to make a clear decision about whether claiming compensation is the right choice for you…
- If your injuries have a long-lasting impact on your life, how will you continue working? Will you be able to still work in your current role or will things have to change? This can have a severe impact on your lifestyle with compensation the only way forward for many people.
- Frequently, our solicitor in Tooting finds that people hurt in train accidents (in fact, in many kinds of accidents) have faced additional expenses as a result of a loss of wages if you are unable to work to medication costs. These too can be added to your compensation claim.
- You may also find that the future looks very different and compensation is one way of ensuring that you are able to adapt to the future; it may be you need a different style of car or adaptations to the home. Our solicitor in Tooting knows the ins and outs of making a claim.
Making a claim for compensation with AAH and their solicitor in Tooting is not a daunting task; call us on 0800 689 0500!
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown