Rail Accident Claims
While train travel is widely considered one of the safest modes of transport, accidents can happen to leave passengers and workers with potentially life-altering injuries. At The Compensation Experts, we have helped clients receive compensation for train accidents they have received while on trains, around stations and on platforms, or on other property owned by the railway. If you have been hurt in a railway accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help you too.
What is a Rail Accident Claim?
Compensation claims for rail injuries can be caused by:
- Poor weather conditions such as ice, snow, or slippery leaves
- Poorly maintained tracks and trains
- An obstacle on the track, like a tree branch
- Collisions with another train, or a vehicle at a level crossing
- Slips and trips inside the carriage or on the platform due to wet or uneven flooring
- Cuts from broken seats which sharp edges exposed
- Being scalded by a hot drink from the buffet car
We can even help if you are suffering from an industrial illness like occupational deafness, asbestosis, or vibration white finger.
Injuries caused by train crashes and derailments can have a devastating effect on victims and their families, in particular for those who suffer amputations or paralysis, or the families victims of fatal rail accidents leave behind.
An example of a successful compensation claim was a woman who was struck on the head and knocked unconscious when a full luggage basket became detached from the wall. She regained consciousness to discover her head was bleeding and was helped off the train at the next stop for medical assistance. Fortunately, she did not suffer any lasting repercussions from her head injury; however, legal investigations found the train company had been negligent in several areas, including maintenance of the train and the number of people on board, and the victim received over £5,000 in damages.
Compensation Claims for Rail Accidents
We work with a select group of expert personal injury solicitors to help our clients claim the maximum amount of compensation for damage sustained in a rail crash. Call The Compensation Experts to receive free initial advice about whether you have grounds to make a claim and, if so, what to do next. We even offer a No Win No Fee* agreement to reduce the financial risk of paying legal fees with no guarantee you will receive compensation.
Being hurt train accident can have effects that reach further than your physical injury. You may be unable to work while you are recovering and suffer the stress of lost income, or you may need to access private medical treatment because NHS waiting lists are too long.
The aftermath of rail accidents brings legal processes of their own. You may have already been involved in an inquest or trial, and be put off by the thought of additional court proceedings. We promise to do everything in our power to ensure your claim is processed as swiftly as possible with minimal stress to you. Your lawyers will compile the necessary evidence to support your claim, representing your bests interests and negotiating with the responsible party until appropriate compensation has been agreed.
Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert rail accident claims solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.