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Injured By a Train

Train accidents do not seem to be very common and we hear about severe ones only once or twice in a year. These collisions between a train and another vehicle may result in severe injuries and also significant damage to personal and public property. According to a recent study, although accidents related to trains rarely happened, there are more than a thousand fatalities caused by train accidents every year.

Trains are complicated machines which have to be operated by trained and qualified professionals. Then only the safety of people in and around the train can be ensured. However, if you have been injured by a train, you must understand that there may be several things which can go wrong while operating a train, resulting in fatal and serious accidents. Some of the factors that cause train accidents may include:

  • Error on part of the conductor
  • Improper maintenance or construction of the rail road
  • Malfunction or mechanical defect in the train

Whatever the cause of the train accident, these accidents have the potential of causing significant injuries and damages to people as well as to properties.

For preventing dangerous collisions between trains and other vehicles, safety gates and safety signs have been built at almost every railroad crossing. Safety signs are designed to alert the vehicles that a railway crossing is situated ahead so that the drivers get prepared for an approaching train ahead. These signs signal the drivers about paying attention to and becoming aware of the surroundings. Apart from that, safety gates are built to prevent the vehicles from crossing the rail road when the train is approaching. Both these safety measures are very important for reducing the occurrences of dangerous collisions between other automobiles and trains.

But in spite of all, if you have been injured by a train and you were not at all at the faulty side, then you have all the right to file a claim against the train authority. It is wise to hire a professional train accident solicitor who will help you in deciding who, the driver or the train authority was responsible for your injury and how to make the claim in the court. A qualified and experienced lawyer will be able to represent your case in the court in a convincing way so that you get a good amount of compensation for your injuries.

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