Have you been injured in accidents at Barking train station? Are you wondering whether you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim? If a train station accident has injured you, in order to hold a valid personal injury claim then there must be a party that is liable for the accident. If the controller of the station or station operator acted negligently and breached their duty of care, which injured you, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
To see if you can claim compensation, please contact Public Interest Lawyers today. Call our helpline on 0800 408 7825, and an advisor can speak to you in-depth about your ordeal. What’s more, we can appoint a member of our panel of solicitors to work on your claim, if we can see, that you are eligible for compensation.
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What is an accident? Very often accidents are unwanted incidents that have the ability to cause illness or injury. Where can accidents happen? Accidents can happen almost anywhere and to anyone. However specifically for this guide, we are looking at accidents that could have and should have been prevented.
Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the station operator or anyone in control of a public space has a duty of care to ensure that those who use this space for its intended purpose are not caused preventable harm. Moreover, under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, employers also have a duty of care towards their workers.
Within a train station, there may be several other businesses. This could be a general shop, somewhere to buy food even a public house. Therefore if you have an accident at a train station there may be others who could potentially be at fault than just the station operator. That said, not all those injured in a train station will be eligible to claim compensation.
If your train station injury claim is successful it will be because you have shown how you were owed a duty of care, how this duty was breached and what injuries this caused you. Successful claims will be made up of two Heads of Loss:
- General damages, which is compensation for the harm your injuries have caused.
- Special damages compensate for any necessary expenses or losses associated with your injuries. Such as a loss of earnings if you had to take time off after your injuries.
How Many Passengers Use Barking Station?
Statistics from the Office of Rail and Road, show Barking Railway Station is among the 10 most used stations in Great Britain. During 2020/21 it was estimated that 6,742,918 passengers entered and exited the station.
Here we will look at potential accidents that could occur at a train station.
Tripping Or Slipping On Broken Ground Or Stairs
The station operator or controller is responsible for keeping the station premises safe. Therefore the company is responsible for making sure platforms and staircases are intact to avoid tripping accidents. A pedestrian can trip on a broken platform or staircase and become injured. Likewise, passengers can slip on icy platforms that have not been gritted properly.
Passenger Accidents On A Train
Train companies are also responsible for protecting passengers when they travel by train. A passenger can become trapped or crushed by faulty electrical doors. Moreover, passengers can be injured on a train during a collision or crash.
Railway Staff And Third-Party Accident Claims
Train companies with employees have a duty of care towards their workers and employees. So if an employer acts negligently and causes a train worker accident, they could be liable for the worker’s injuries. Likewise, third parties that operate shops or restaurants at the station are responsible for health and safety on their premises.
Should you be injured after accidents at Barking train station then why not call our claims service. It is free to call. You will receive free legal advice and you can have your case assessed for free. So you have nothing to lose.
Not everyone who has an accident is eligible to make a personal injury claim. This is because sometimes there is no one at fault for the incident and it could not have been prevented. Personal injury claims are only possible when a duty of care that is owed is breached. We have explained this further below:
- First, the station operator or a third party owed you a duty of care.
- Secondly, the company failed to uphold adequate standards of health and safety. Therefore, the company breached their duty of care.
- Consequently, the breach caused a train station accident, which was the cause of your injuries.
If you have been injured because of accidents at Barking train station call our expert advisors today. Where they can see that you have a good strong case for compensation they could connect you with a train station accident solicitor.
If you are injured at a train station, please seek the appropriate medical attention. Once you can, you can collect evidence to support your public place injury claim. For example, you can photograph the hazard that caused the accident and ask for CCTV footage.
You can use your medical records to prove that you suffered an injury. So, as well as getting the medical help you need, when the doctor records your injuries this can also be used as evidence in your case. You may also have a medical assessment with a physician. The physician will produce a medical report that can be used to value your injuries.
Please see if you can begin the claims process by calling Public Interest Lawyers today. We can appoint a member of our panel of skilled solicitors to work on your claim.
If you have been injured in accidents at Barking train station you may be wondering what you could be awarded in a successful claim. We used the 16th edition, Judicial College Guidelines, updated 2022 compensation brackets to create the table. The table only looks at one type of compensation – general damages. You could also be awarded special damages for any financial losses. But the amount of compensation you receive may vary.
|Type Of Injury And Classification
|How Much Could You Claim?
|About This Injury
|Wrist Injury (A)
|£47,620 to £59,860
|A wrist injury which leads to the loss of function. The injury may have required an arthrodesis procedure to have been carried out.
|Wrist Injury (B)
|£24,500 to £39,170
|A wrist injury leading this person to having had a permanent and significant level of disability in their wrist. The person will still have some useful movement in their wrist.
|Elbow Injury (A)
|£39,170 to £54,830
|An elbow injury which is severe and disabling.
|Elbow Injury (B) Less serious
|£15,650 to £32,010
|An injury to the elbow which has impaired function but which does not need any surgery. There should not be a major elbow disability.
|Leg Injury (B) Severe (iIi) Serious
|£39,200 to £54,830
|A serious compound or comminuted bone fracture. The category could also include damage to ligaments. These injuries might need lengthy periods where the person can not put weight on the leg.
|Leg Injury (B) Severe (iv) Moderate
|£27,760 to £39,200
|Including multiple fractures to the leg or a complicated bone fracture.
|Knee Injury Moderate (i)
|£14,840 to £26,190
|Moderate knee injuries such as dislocations or tears to cartilage. As a result, the knee joint could become unstable.
|Knee Injury Moderate (ii)
|Up to £13,740
|Similar knee injuries to those above but which are less serious.
|Ankle Injury Severe (B)
|£31,310 to £50,060
|An injury to the ankle which does need extensive treatment, a period with plaster on or the person having to have pins and plates.
|Ankle Injury Moderate (C)
|£13,740 to £26,590
|Torn ligaments which cause this person degrees of disabilities. The person may find that it is hard to walk on uneven surfaces and for them to walk or stand for longer periods of time.
For a personalised quote, please feel free to contact us.
If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for accidents at Barking train station, our panel of solicitors can handle your claim to help you get the compensation you deserve. And you can choose to make a No Win No Fee claim.
You will sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) with a No Win No Fee solicitor. The CFA states that you will pay a success fee if you win your claim, rather than paying a solicitors fee upfront. Many claimants prefer working with a No Win No Fee solicitor as there may be less finanical risk. The success fee will be paid out of your compensation payout.
To enquire about making a train station injury claim, please contact us today:
- Call us on 0800 408 7825 for free legal advice.
- Contact us to enquire about whether or not you can claim via our website.
- Or ask us a question right now, just type it into our Support widget.
Public Accident Claim Resources
If you want to make a public injury claim, these online guides may be helpful.
Railway Act 1993 – Rail Regulator and a Director of Passenger Rail Franchising
An NHS guide to fall prevention
Office of Rail Regulation – Gov.UK
Thank you for reading our guide about steps you could take if accidents at Barking train station occur.
Article by AH