Accidents At Glasgow Central Train Station – How Do I Make A Claim?

Accidents at Glasgow Central train station can happen even if the appropriate party has taken all reasonable precautions to ensure public safety. However, if a train station operator was to breach their duty to protect visitor safety, and this caused an injury, the injured person could claim.  

This guide will look at how someone could be injured due to third-party negligence. Additionally, we will explain how the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 protects the health and safety of visitors in public spaces. 

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  1. What Are Accidents At Glasgow Central Train Station?
  2. Typical Railway Station Accidents
  3. How Could You Show The Station Operator Failed To Meet Their Duty Of Care?
  4. Steps Victims Of Accidents At Glasgow Central Train Station Could Take
  5. What Could Victims Of Accidents At Glasgow Central Train Station Claim?
  6. How To Make A Glasgow Central Station Accident Claim

What Are Accidents At Glasgow Central Station?

Glasgow Central Station is one of the main train stations in Scotland. Many people travel through the station, whether commuting to work or travelling to other places. Accidents at Glasgow Central train station can happen through a person’s own negligence, such as if they ignore clear hazard warnings and continue regardless, but they can also occur if a third party breaches their duty of care. 

Station operators need to take practicable measures to make sure that passengers and visitors are as safe as reasonably possible when they are using the stations. This is required under law, such as the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Other parties in control of areas accessible to the public in a station, such as cafes or shops, should also uphold this duty.

However, accidents can still happen. In order for it to lead to a claim, you’d need to show that:

  1. The other party owed you a duty of care;
  2. They breached that duty and caused an accident;
  3. You were injured because of the accident.

When it comes to personal injury claims, there is a time limit for starting one This is usually a 3-year limit and begins from the date of the injury or from the date you discovered that negligence at least contributed to your injury. There are exceptions to the 3-year limit. These can be explained by one of our advisors.

How Many People Travel Through Glasgow Central Station?

The Office of Rail and Road recorded that in the year 2020/21, there were 5,325,090 entries and exits in total. In the previous year, 2019/20, the total number recorded was 32,465,202. There is a noticeable decrease in the number of people who used the station. There could be a number of reasons for this, including Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020/21.

Typical Railway Station Accidents

There are many potential causes of accidents at a Glasgow Central train station: it could be due to human error, or it could be due to negligence on the part of a party in control of a certain area. For example, if you were to suffer an injury in a café that was in a train station, it could be the occupier of the café that you would make a claim against instead of the occupier of the train station. However, you’d only be able to claim if your injury was caused by the occupier’s negligence, not your own. 

Platform Slip And Trip Accident 

A slip or trip on a platform could be the result of: 

  • Trip hazards such as poorly maintained paving.
  • Spillages that employees are aware of but don’t attend to.
  • Broken doors or seating that the occupier has been made aware of but fails to attend to.

Injury Claims Against A Train Operating Company

Accidents could also happen while you’re on a train. An injury could result from the train doors shutting too quickly and without warning, for example, trapping a limb. This could lead to a broken foot or a broken forearm. This could be the fault of a train operator rather than the station operator. 

Further Accidents That Can Happen In Railways Stations

Additional accidents could include:

  • Falls from a height or on the same level
  • Burns
  • Being struck by or caught in moving machinery

If your injury was caused by the negligence of a party that owed you a duty of care, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

How Could You Show The Station Operator Failed To Meet Their Duty Of Care?

In order to show that a station operator breached their duty of care, you’d need to establish negligence on their part. To do this, you’d need to prove, by using evidence, that their breach of duty of care caused your injuries. We provide examples of proof in the section below.

Railway Workforce Accident And Injury Claims

Working at a train station can be rewarding, but if an accident happens, you could be unable to work for some time. However, if you’re injured at work because of your employer’s negligence, you could be eligible to make a claim. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, employers should protect the safety and wellbeing of employees where reasonably practicable. 

Examples of how you could be injured at work include:

Steps Victims Of Accidents At Glasgow Central Train Station Could Take

If you have been involved in accidents at Glasgow Central train station, you might need to seek out the appropriate medical attention. 

Additionally, you could begin to gather evidence that may help strengthen your claim. This evidence could be: 

  • Photographs of your injuries
  • Contact details of any witnesses (for statements if you do make a claim)
  • Photographs of the hazard that led to you suffering harm

These are some of the types of evidence you could gather; however, if you need any further advice on the steps you could take as a victim in accidents at Glasgow Central train station, you can contact us today. 

What Could Victims Of Accidents At Glasgow Central Train Station Claim?

There are two potential kinds of damages you could be compensated for in a successful personal injury claim: general damages and special damages.

General Damages

General damages compensate you for the physical and psychological injuries you suffer because of someone else’s negligence. 

The Judicial College produces guidelines for solicitors to use when valuing personal injury claims. We’ve used figures from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines, which was published in April 2022, in the compensation table below. The brackets are based on previously settled claims and therefore aren’t the exact amounts that you could receive. Each case is different and so are the compensation amounts. So, if you’d like our advisors to consider the nuances of your claim and value it for free, why not get in touch?

Physical Injuries Compensation Bracket Injury description
Neck Injuries: Severe(ii) £65,740 to £130,930 Serious fracture to the discs in the cervical spine.
Injuries to the Elbow: A Severely Disabling Injury £39,170 to £54,830 A injury to the elbow that is disabling to the victim.
Hip and Pelvis Injuries: Severe (iii) £39,170 to £52,500 Fracture to the arthritic femur or hip.
Back Injuries: Severe (iii) £38,780 to £69,730 Fractures to the discs in the spine or damage to the soft tissue.
Chest Injuries (c) £31,310 to £54,830 Damage to the chest and lungs, causing pain and disability.
Neck Injuries: Moderate (i) £24,990 to £38,490 Fractures or dislocations to the spine, which may require spinal fusion.
Arm Injuries: Less Severe £19,200 to £39,170 There may be some significant disability, but a degree of recovery.
Shoulder Injuries: Serious £12,770 to £19,200 Dislocation of the shoulder and damage to the brachial plexus, causing painful symptoms.
Wrist Injuries (f) £3,530 to £4,740 A minor fracture to the wrist, or damage to the soft tissue.
Psychiatric Damage Generally: Less Severe £1,540 to £5,860 Anxiety or another panic disorder, with minor physical symptoms.

Special Damages

Special damages compensate you for the financial harm, both current and future, that you suffer because of your injuries. This means that anything from loss of earnings, travel expenses and the cost of prescriptions can be counted among the types of compensation you could receive. 

If you require more information on the types of damages and what you could claim compensation for, contact us today.  

How To Make A Glasgow Central Station Accident Claim

No Win No Fee agreements are used as a way to help claimants access the services of personal injury solicitors without having to pay their legal fee upfront. 

A successful claim would mean that you would have to pay a success fee to your solicitor. However, the opposite is true if your claim has been unsuccessful: you wouldn’t have to pay the success fee at all. 

The success fee is capped by law and you can discuss it with your solicitor before agreeing to make a claim.

If your claim could be successful, then our advisors could put you in touch with our panel of personal injury solicitors. 

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Related Accidents Involving Public Transport

Now that you have read the article, you might be wondering if there is any more information about accidents at a train station you need to know. We have some additional resources for you to have a look through if you’re considering making a claim. 

Also, we have collected some additional information from some external sources.

If you need any questions answered about what you could do following accidents at Glasgow Central train station, get in touch with us today. 

Article by LE

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