Experts in Rail Accident Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
While train travel is widely considered one of the safest modes of transport, rail accident claims can happen. In short, they leave passengers and workers with potentially life-changing injuries.
At The Compensation Experts, we help 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.
Experts in Rail Accident Claims Support
Indeed, train travel is one of the safest modes of transport. But rail accident claims can happen. In short, they leave passengers and workers with potentially life-changing injuries.
At The Compensation Experts, we have helped clients receive compensation for train accidents. Their cases range from being on trains, around stations and on platforms, even other property owned by the railway.
Did you suffer an injury in a railway accident that wasn’t your fault? We’re here to help you move forward with a rail accident claim.
What is a Rail Accident Claim?
Compensation claims for rail injuries have a variety of different causes. For instance, you can claim for compensation when there is:
- Poor weather conditions such as ice, snow, or slippery leaves;
- Poor maintenance of train tracks and train cars by rail networks and train operators;
- 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;
- Slips, trips and falls on a train;
- Scalding from hot food and drink in the buffet car.
We can supply expert claims solicitors for these and other rail accident claims. We can also help you seek maximum compensation if you suffer from an industrial illness like on-the-job 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.
Rail Accident Claims Case Study
Here’s an example of a successful compensation claim for a rail accident. In this case, a full luggage basket falls from the wall of a train and hits a woman on the head. After regaining consciousness, she discovers her head was bleeding. She later departs the train with assistance 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. This includes maintenance of the train and the number of people on board.
As a result, the victim earns 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 on having grounds to make a claim and, if so, what to do next. We even offer a No Win No Fee* agreement to clients. This reduces the financial risk of paying legal fees with no guarantee you will receive compensation.
Injuries from a train accident have effects that reach deeper than your physical injury. For instance, 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 despite a duty of care responsibility.
Helping you through the aftermath of rail accidents
The aftermath of rail accidents and injuries bring legal processes of their own for your personal injury claim. You may have already been part of an inquest or trial, and be put off by the thought of additional court proceedings. In short, we 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. Moreover, they represent your best interests, negotiating with the responsible party until appropriate compensation has been agreed.
So be sure to get in touch with The Compensation Experts today through our contact form.
*Please note that with rail accident claims, certain conditions may apply.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more