Whether you take the train to work every day or only hop on a train if you’re going somewhere in your free time, chances are you don’t stop to think about how you could become involved in a train accident at any time. And in many cases, people do complete their train journeys safely and never have anything adverse happen to them. Only in very rare cases do people end up having good reason to make a train accident claim.
While most journeys are completed without incident, there are things that could potentially happen if they are given the chance to. You could suffer minor or serious injuries from a slip or trip, or be seriously injured if a collision occurs, or have hot drinks spilled on you that cause nasty scalds. The symptoms of train accident injuries can range from minor to life-changing symptoms which affect your quality of life, and that’s why it is vital to find out if you could be entitled to assistance, and whether you’ve got evidence that negligence was the cause of your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline could help you with your train accident claim if it has been three years or less since you were injured and somebody else is at fault. Even if you are unsure whether these things are true of your situation, you need only call us to find out more. We have some more information for you below, as well, in case you want to read more before asking about a train accident claim.
What to do after an accident
The main priority is getting the treatment you need for your injuries, and treating train accident injuries may involve a visit to your GP, a trip to A&E or even surgery and time in hospital, if you have sustained life-changing injuries. A serious train collision could lead to broken bones, crush injuries, head and facial injuries and spinal injuries that could leave you permanently disabled.
The long-term effects of being involved in a train accident could be psychological too, if it was a serious crash, and you may be unable to take trains in the future. If you’ve sustained a serious injury, such as a brain injury, you might find you are unable to return to work and earn a living to support your family, or even look after yourself in the future.
But if you’ve read that and you know your own injuries were not in the same league, you may now be thinking about whether you could claim at all. While the above examples are at the extreme end of the scale, some people do suffer less serious injuries that may still lead to a train accident claim taking place. Could you be one of them?
If you were hurt and you were not the one who caused the injury, but you know a third party was at fault, then the injuries you suffered will not be the most important element to keep in mind. Instead, you must simply be able to prove negligence on the part of the individual or company that was responsible for what occurred. If you are in doubt, or you want more advice, ringing our team is the best thing you could do now.
How can you tell what you might be entitled to?
You’ve probably found compensation calculators online that tell you what you might receive if your claim went through and led to a compensation award being granted to you. However, these calculators only give a very basic idea of what might be possible. In many cases, an individual’s case is far more complex than a calculator can handle.
As such, it may return a figure that is higher or lower than the actual amount you could get. Only by speaking with a personal injury lawyer who has handled similar claims already can you find out a better and more accurate idea of what might be awarded to you. This is the one sure way of finding out more, and we are here to provide you with the no-obligation advice you need when making a train accident claim.
Making a train accident claim – what’s the process?
When it comes to making a train accident claim, many people aren’t aware of the claims process. For some, the mere notion of speaking to a lawyer makes them back off and try to forget about the whole thing. But this is usually because the process is new to most people. The fact remains, if you were hurt because someone else was negligent and caused your accident to happen, you should call us for advice. With over 16 years’ worth of experience to back up our service, you are always going to be in safe hands.
Claiming for a train accident starts with a call to Accident Advice Helpline. We’ll be able to talk through what has happened with you and offer you advice, on a no-obligation basis. If you decide to go ahead with a claim, then you don’t need to worry about the cost of claiming for a train accident, as we provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service. Whichever way you have been injured, you can call us on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you have a viable claim, or get an idea of how much you could receive by taking the 30-second test on our website right now. Most claims are settled out of court, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Date Published: 19th April 2017
Author: Rob Steen