If you have ever been involved in a train accident, you’ll know about it. But what if you’ve had a train accident and you felt a little bit sore, picked yourself up and went home. It is entirely possible that the symptoms of train accident injuries can be hidden. Let’s have a look at how this can happen.
The symptoms of train accident injuries
If you have an accident on a train and your injuries are obvious, people will rush to help you. They will stop your bleeding, support any limbs with possible fractures and so on. But sometimes, on a train or any other form of public transport, you may injure yourself and dismiss it because it isn’t immediately obvious to you or anyone else. Just consider some of the symptoms that are hidden at the time of an accident.
- Whiplash. Whiplash is a common hidden injury. The tendons and ligaments in your neck muscles can be over extended thanks to the ferocity of your head being thrown forwards or backwards. At the time you may feel a little sore, but nothing serious. Unfortunately, symptoms go on to develop over the next few days, and it isn’t unknown for people to be unable to move their necks when they wake up.
- Other strains, ripped tendons and ligaments. Just like whiplash, you can get a strain in any part of the body that gets worse over the next 24 hours or so. It may feel as though a joint or part of the body is seizing up.
- Head injuries. You never know for sure what’s happening underneath the skull, so if you bang your head in an accident on a train, or something heavy falls on it, you should make sure you see a medical expert for a second opinion. It’s not unknown for bleeding or swelling to cause severe problems for people with head injuries, and in the worst cases, this can lead to death.
- Psychological trauma. On top of any other injuries you have the psychological trauma of being involved in a train accident may never leave you. You may need some form of therapy to help you deal with what happened in the accident.
Making a claim for your injuries
If you have been involved in a train accident and you are considering making a claim for compensation, then please talk to us at Accident Advice Helpline. Established in 2000, we’re a law firm with excellent experience in dealing with public transport accidents for our clients, and claiming is easily done.
We offer no win no fee* as standard so call us now on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
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