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Accidents Involving Trains

Everyday, almost half of the population travels on the public transport system to commute to various places. If the distance is not very far and within the expanse of the city, buses are preferred, otherwise trains are the best choice to travel long distances that link one city to another. As nothing is certain, there are many times when accidents on public transport occur and the passengers are left to pay for the consequences through injuries and deteriorated health. Among all the modes of public transport, accidents involving trains are usually the most severe as accidents caused by them can result in serious injury or death.

The accidents involving trains may occur because of lack of training on the part of the train driver, loose berths in the compartments, broken window shutters that fall from the train if it starts moving unexpectedly and other such reasons. Such accidents can render the victim disabled or may result in death.  The victims may lose their job temporarily or permanently and to add to it, there are so many added medical and treatment bills that have to be faced by the victim or his/her family.

The accidents on public transport are liable to be compensated and are the right of the victim and his/family. They should be claimed for so that the losses that the victim has incurred are aptly reimbursed. All the heavy expenses relating to frequent trips to the hospitals, treatment bills and the medication bills can be easily paid off with this compensation amount.

What should be positively kept in mind while making compensation claims is that the victim and his/ her family should seek the compensation claim within 3 years of the date of the accident. This is important because after this time span lapses, the claim might be held as invalid or the compensation amount may get reduced. More so, when the claim is made on time, it is easier to locate the witnesses to the accident along with their evidence. This helps in proving the case and larger sums of money can be awarded as compensation for any injuries suffered by the victim.

It is advisable that the victim and his/ her family avails the guidance of a personal injury lawyer so that the case is solved quickly and easily. The lawyer will help the victim and their families to proceed strategically and will help them earn their compensation amount easier and quicker.  Also, as this is a legal matter, the intervention of a lawyer is quite necessary.

Work Accident Claim
Mr W was working as an electrician in a poorly lit cellar when he fell onto breeze blocks left by the contractor. He suffered a knee injury that prevented him from pursuing his dream of setting up a business on his own. Mr W was awarded £57,000.00
"I would give the money back today not to have had this accident, but I felt in safe hands with my Solicitor."
Mrs W of Portsmouth

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case