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Bus Injury Compensation

Accidents on public transport, though rare, normally affect a lot of people. Though the buses are considered as safer medium of transport and are likely to meet with accident, occasional mishaps can happen. If the bad driving of the bus diver results in personal injury for the passengers, they are eligible for claiming bus injury compensation from the bus company.

For bus injury compensation it is not necessary for the bus to meet with an accident. Bad treatment of passengers in the bus by the conductor or the driver can also initiate the application of bus injury compensation. Some of the most common incidents that often lead to bus injury compensation claim by the passengers include:

  • Losing balance off the feet and getting thrown away from the seat as a result unnecessarily hard braking or accelerating by the driver of the bus.
  • Getting injuries due to the loss of balance when the bus takes a sharp turn around the corner of any street.
  • Unsafely driven buses can lead to the passengers getting injured owing to their lost balance. This is common in the case of double-decker buses as rash driving on the part of the driver can also make the passengers lose balance and fall down the stairs.
  • Falling during getting on or off the bus.

If you or any of your family members has suffered from any form of bus injury while travelling on a bus then you are liable of getting bus injury compensation.  It is very important to claim the compensation for the bus injury within the time period of three years because many states have specific time period within which the claims needs to be made or else it becomes invalid. If you claim compensation on time getting adequate witnesses is also easy. The witnesses will help you in proving your point in the court of law and will earn you the maximum possible compensation amount.

Before going in for any compensation claim taking professional advice is very important. The solicitors will help you in tackling with the various problems that you might face in during the compensation procedure. Their expertise in the field of personal accident claim will eventually help you in gaining the maximum possible compensation for the loss that you have incurred. Outside court settlement between the bus agency and passengers are also very common and specialist solicitor’s advice would help you in settling the deal to your advantage outside the premises of the court.

Therefore solicitor’s advice is very essential as they would lead you through all the processes of the compensation procedure and you will be able to gain the maximum compensation amount for the accidents on public transport.

Miss G was a passenger in her partner’s car when he lost control on an icy road. She suffered a back and shoulder injury that healed within 1 year. Cooks Legal resolved the matter within 5 months of obtaining her instructions presenting her with a cheque for £2,350.00
"I was very nervous about claiming but Cooks made it so easy. I filled in a form, went to a Dr’s appointment arranged by them, and they did the rest."
Miss G from Peterborough

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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