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Department for Transport

Public transport covers the different ways that people use to travel around including aircrafts, boats and taxis and most commonly buses, coaches and trains. Although all forms of transport should be fitted with the seatbelts but most of them including buses are not. So, if the bus meets an accident or brakes hard, the passengers are usually thrown out of their seats, thus resulting in leg injuries, arm injuries and whiplash injuries. In UK, millions of people step into a form of public transport daily and if the vehicle has been running late, the drivers usually tend to drive fast to compensate for the lost time. This can result in driver losing the control and causes a collision, leading to injury of passengers. This leaves the Department for Transport liable for a compensation claim. This compensation is to cover suffering and pain of the injured passengers, loss of earnings, physiotherapy costs, treatment costs and other bills related to the accidents on public transport.

If you have been involved in a public transport accident, you should get the name of the driver, the registration number of the public vehicle and also the route number. If it is a bus or a coach, you should keep hold of the bus ticket along with a written statement about the incident which will include everything that you can remember. In addition to that, you are advised to visit a doctor immediately so that you can have a medical proof of your personal injury. All these proofs will be crucial for you if you want to pursue compensation claim from the Department for Transport. The result of compensation claims involving accidents on public transport is mostly favourable because the passenger injured in the accident is rarely guilty for the accident.

The main reasons for accidents on public transport are buses or coaches the driver of which fell asleep while driving or the driver running too fast. Unfortunately, such accidents not only include buses or coaches. Train accidents are also responsible for causing numerous injuries and death every year. These accidents may be caused due to broken rail which may be a result of the cracks on the rail occurred due to heavy load.

Personal injuries caused due to accidents on public transport may cause severe injuries to the passengers. They have all the civil and legal right to file a claim against the Department for Transport for compensation. However, it is advisable to consult a professional lawyer before pursuing a legal case.

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Mrs P tripped on an extension lead wire which had been left to run across the floor of her workplace. She had previously complained about the lead however it was not rectified until after her accident. Liability was admitted early in the claim and Mrs P was awarded £1600.00 following consultation with a medico-legal expert.
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See how much your claim could be worth.

Typical Examples of Compensation
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£5,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£5,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000