If you haven’t a taken journey on the train for a while, you might get quite a shock at how much it costs to travel by rail these days. If you follow the news, you’ll probably have noticed an awful kerfuffle every January when rail fares rise, more often than not way over the rate of inflation. And what do rail users get for this money? Not much.
Travel on any rush hour train going in or out of any major city and you will see oodles of people rammed into carriages, forced to stand for their entire journeys. Then, when the rush ends, carriages are often all but empty. Instead of buffet carriages, most train companies now employ a person to walk up and down a train with a trolley of snacks and beverages.
When trains are full, this will not typically be able to get down a train’s carriages, on account of the fact that people will be blocking the walkways. When a train is near empty however, things will be very different. When few people are travelling on a train the refreshment trolley can get about with few problems at all. This will not mean that the person controlling it will be able to take their eye off the ball however.
If a train refreshment buffet worker were to lose concentration, they could end up doing a passenger an injury in an accident that was not their fault and put their employer at risk of being sued for a West Lancashire accident at work compensation payout.
Train buffet injuries and West Lancashire accident at work compensation
Imagine that you had risen early on a Saturday morning to catch a train into London for a day out. You’ve booked your tickets online in advance in an effort to save a few quid, so make your way to the train station serving hatches to pick up your tickets, with all thoughts of being put in a position were claiming West Lancashire accident at work compensation very far from your mind indeed.
On the train, you order a hot beverage from the buffet trolley. When serving you your coffee, the trolley worker loses grip of the cup, and as he failed to secure the top on properly, boiling hot tea spills onto your arm, causing you very nasty burns.
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Date Published: 21st September 2014
Author: David Brown