Road traffic accident claims
Public transport accident compensation claims
Accidents 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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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's no one to blame, and simply get up and get on with their life, even if they've had to go to hospital.
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:
- You may have after the bus or coach you where on collided with another vehicle
- Injuries which happened as a result of a train crash or a train coming to a sudden stop
- Limbs getting trapped between a tram and the platform
- Violence and abuse from other passengers
No matter how you were hurt, if it was not your fault you may be entitled to compensation.
If I work on public transport and had an accident, can I still claim?
How do I make a public transport accident compensation claim?
If you've been injured as a passenger on public transport, it's important to choose a solicitor who has expertise in public transport claims as soon as possible because there are time limits on making claims.
You can register your claim on the micase platform and our experts will provide you with expert legal advice and representation to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
How much will my public transport accident claim be worth?
There's 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.
How long do I have to make a public transport accident claim?
The law generally allows a time limit of three years from the date of an accident in which to register your claim through the courts, though longer may be allowed if you are . If your public transport accident happened abroad, different time limits apply. In order to prepare a case to register your claim through the courts, it's extremely important that you speak to a specialist solicitor as soon as possible or you may lose your chance to make a claim.
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Slater and Gordon will provide a sympathetic, professional and honest approach to people who come to us with public transport accident injuries.
Really helpful and always on the other side of the phone if needed. Quick and easy service. Ashley
Excellent communication, in constant contact with the latest info regarding your case. David
Everything is moving along quickly and smoothly. Good professional service I'm glad I chose Slater and Gordon. Kenny Jackson