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Public transport injury compensation claims

Injuries on public transport occur far more often than you would think. If you were injured while travelling on trains, busses, taxis or any other form of public transport Slater and Gordon can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

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Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's leading public injury claims firms, with lawyers specialised in claim compensation for injuries caused on public transport. Talk to us now on freephone 0800 780 2730 or contact us online to speak to one of our legal experts.

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We can help if you were injured on public transport

Injuries on public transport might seem to be rare, however they happen quite frequently. Not only can collisions occur, but public transport such as trains and trams may also have, mechanised doors, luggage racks above head height from which items could fall and various other scenarios that could cause injuries, some of which could be life changing.

We find many people assume there is no one to blame, and simply get up and get on with their life, even after needing to go to hospital. Our expert lawyers can help advise you to whether or not you may have a claim, so make sure you get in touch today.

What are the most common injuries on public transport?

Injuries on public transport vary massively, there is a wide variety of accidents and equipment that could potentially cause injury, below are the most common scenarios our clients have had to deal with:

No matter how you were hurt, if it was not your fault you may be owed compensation. Our trained team of legal experts are waiting for your call to offer a free telephone consultation.

I was hurt at work, can I still claim?

In the vast majority of cases if a member of the public is injured on or by a form of transport, the transport company's public liability insurance can be claimed against to pay for any compensation owed, however this does not cover employees. If you work for a transport company and you were injured at work, legally your employer has to have employers liability insurance to cover them against any compensation claims. Therefore you will still be able to make a claim. Click here for more information on claiming for an injury at work.

How do I make a compensation claim?

If you have been injured and it was not your fault, it is key to get in touch with a specialist personal injury lawyer as soon as possible because there are time limits on making claims.

It is important that you note down what happened so that you do not forget the details later on. Any photographs of accidents are also important. Make sure that it is safe to do so before taking any photos near roads for example. It is also worth taking the names and contact details of any witnesses. Lastly copies of medical records and even photographs of injuries are helpful when it comes to claiming.

How much will my claim be worth?

There is no hard and fast rule for how much compensation you might receive for an injury received on or by public transport. This all depends on the extent of your injuries and how long it is expected that a full recovery will take. However, in addition to damages for pain and suffering, you may also be able to claim for any loss of earnings as well as for the cost of any medical treatment or rehabilitation that may be required. Click here for more information on what you can claim for.

How long do I have to make a claim?

The law generally allows a time limit of three years from the date of an accident in which to start a claim, though longer may be allowed if you are claiming on behalf of a child or someone with mental impairment.

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Case studies

Woman Receives £65,000 Damages After Staircase Fall

Following a fall from a flight staircases, our client received a considerable settlement after assessment.

Swimmer recovers £27,000 for swimming pool slip

A swimmer received substantial compensation after she broke her ankle after slipping on a pool of water.

Damages awarded for victim of 5-a-side slip and fall

A personal injury compensation settlement was agreed when a slip and fall at a leisure centre ended in leg injuries.