Have you sustained an injury due to public transport that wasn’t your fault?
Public transport can be an incredibly useful mode of getting around your local area, travelling across the country, or making trips to other parts of the world. It’s often a cheap, convenient option for travel, and the number of rules and regulations governing the travel industry mean that public transport is generally considered to be safe. However, even with a high level of safety standards in place, a minor mistake or slip-up can have devastating consequences.
Whether you have been injured whilst travelling for business or pleasure, if your injury was sustained whilst travelling as a passenger on public transport, you may have grounds for Personal Injury compensation. Common accidents on public transport include following:
- Slips, trips and falls in train stations and on trains
- Injuries when boarding or alighting a train
- Injuries from luggage falling from overhead racks
- Falls on buses due to drivers accelerating or breaking heavily
- Injuries when boarding or alighting a bus
- Bus collision injuries
- Injuries from non-secure objects on ferries
- Slipping and falling on ferry decking areas
- Ferry collisions and evacuations
Although some elements are unpreventable (such as choppy seas or bumpy roads), it is the responsibility of the transport operative to ensure precautionary arrangements are in place. Please contact us now if you would like to speak to a solicitor in confidence about making a claim for compensation.