Have you experienced a severe or minor injury on public transport that was through no fault of your own? If so, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Here at 1Solicitors, we have an expert team of personal injury lawyers who can assist you throughout your public transport injury claims process. Working one-on-one with those who have experienced a traumatic ordeal, we’re passionate about helping those who deserve compensation.
Public transport injury claims are classified by their severity as there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Depending on the pain and suffering that you experienced, the level of compensation that you may be awarded can vary dramatically.
However, for ease of getting to grips with your claim, we always advise victims to take photographic evidence of their injuries wherever possible.
Because the variety of public transport on offer in the UK is vast, there are many situations in which you may wish to make a public transport injury claim. Some of the most common include:
Considering that buses are amongst one of the biggest methods of transport for people in the UK, you may be surprised to learn that if you experience an injury whilst on a bus, you could claim bus accident compensation.
This could occur when a bus driver accelerates too rapidly, breaks too heavily or parks too far from the pavement when unloading. Either of these incidents can cause minor or serious injuries such as whiplash or broken bones.
Another method of transport that could cause injuries are trains. Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common train-related issues, along with head injuries from falling overhead luggage.
You may also be able to claim train accident compensation if the doors are working incorrectly and open or close at the wrong time, trapping your fingers or causing other serious damage.
Anyone who has experienced an injury on public transport is able to make a claim. The incident must have taken place within the past three years to be eligible, and you are able to make a claim on behalf of a child.
Can I claim on behalf of a minor? You have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for a child. Alternatively, they can pursue the case themselves when they turn 18 years old.
Can I claim for injuries on other methods of transport? Yes! Although train accident claims and bus accident compensation are the most common, we’re able to fight for compensation for injuries sustained on any method of transport, such as a ferry or boat, airplane or coach.
After seeking medical attention for your injury, the first thing you should do before proceeding with a public transport injury claim is assess who you believe to be liable for the incident.
This is the person at fault and could be a train or bus driver, company or other member of staff.
As we mentioned earlier, the level of compensation that you could get for a bus or train injury depends on the severity of your symptoms. However, the payout types listed below are what you could be expected to receive:
Remember that for an accurate prediction on what you could be awarded, use our online compensation calculator tool or get in touch with one of our legal professionals.
When it comes to making a public transport injury claim with our team, you can rest assured knowing that all cases have a no-win, no-fee policy, meaning you won’t pay a penny unless you’re awarded compensation at the end of your case.