Accident At Birmingham New Street Train Station – How Do I Make A Claim?

This guide will aim to answer the question “can I claim compensation for an accident at Birmingham New Street train station?”. If you’re injured as the result of negligence in a public place, then you might be entitled to claim compensation. This includes train stations.

Accident at Birmingham New Street train station claims guide

Accident at Birmingham New Street train station claims guide

Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the party in control of a train station has a duty of care toward people who use it. Furthermore, employers have a responsibility towards employees who work at train stations. If the party in control of a space or your employer have breached the duty of care that they owed you, causing an injury, then you might be able to claim.

Please get in touch with us today for free legal advice to see if you can claim compensation. You can:

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What Is An Accidents At Birmingham New Street Train Station?

An accident at a train station can happen on the station platform, escalator or in a station shop. For example, you may slip on an icy platform and suffer a broken leg because the party in control failed to sufficiently grit or de-ice the surface.

Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the party in control of a public space has a duty of care toward those who use it, meaning that the party in control of a train station owes a duty to the passengers and pedestrians who use it. Moreover, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that employers are responsible for their worker’s health and safety. They should take all reasonably practicable steps to reduce the risk of injury occurring.

Please contact us today to discuss making a train station injury claim. We will discuss your situation and can let you know if you are eligible to claim.

Passenger Entry And Exit Statistics

Birmingham New Street Station is in the top ten most used stations in Great Britain. In the year 2020/21, there were an estimated 7,350,942 entries and exits to the station.

Types Of Accidents In A Station

Let’s look at how a potential accident at Birmingham New Street Station could occur:

Falls, Slips And Trips In Stations

Slips or trips and falls in stations can be a cause of injury. They could occur because of:

  • Obstructions in walkways, for example bin bags being left near the top of escalators instead of being tidied up properly
  • Unsuitable flooring. For example, a tile on the platform might be loose and pose a risk of injury

A slip or fall could cause a range of different kinds of injuries. For example, they could result in someone experiencing a broken hip or fractured heel.

Train Operator Accidents

If a train operator acts negligently, this can cause an accident. For example, the train could be at the station with passengers embarking and disembarking the train, when an error on the part of the operator causes it to move slightly. This could result in someone falling and injuring themselves as they attempt to enter the train.

Restaurant And Shop Accidents

Accidents could also happen in shops and restaurants in train stations. Unlike in the rest of the station, the duty of care may not lie with the party in control of the station. Instead, the duty of care would be owed by the shop or business.

For example, you might be in a cafe in a station where there is a spill that was not cleaned in a reasonable time. If there was no sign indicating that a spill was present, and you fell and injured yourself, then you may be able to claim against the cafe for any injuries you sustained.

How Do You Establish That A Station Operator Was Negligent?

An accident at Birmingham New Street train station can cause injuries. To claim compensation for a train station injury, you must provide evidence to prove the following:

  • The party in control breached their duty of care.
  • Furthermore, the breach caused an accident at the train station.
  • Finally, the train station accident injured you.

Negligence could take many different forms, including:

  • Poor housekeeping
  • Lack of maintenance (for example, unsuitable flooring or other infrastructure)
  • Lack of fire safety procedures

I Was Injured In A New Street Station Workplace Accident. Can I Claim?

Your employer owes you a duty of care, meaning that they need to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety while you’re in the workplace. This means that they don’t need to take all steps to prevent you from being injured, just ones that they can be reasonably expected to do.

If you’d like an answer to the question “I’ve had an accident at Birmingham New Street train station, can I claim?” speak with one of our advisors today.

If An Accident At Birmingham New Street Train Station Injured You, What Should You Do?

If you are injured in a public place, you should first seek the appropriate medical treatment. Not only will this make sure you get the required treatment, but it will also ensure that your medical records show that you sought medical treatment for an injury following an accident.

You cal also collect evidence to prove your accident claim. The evidence can include:

  • Photographs of your injuries
  • CCTV footage of the accident
  • The contact details of any witnesses

Get in touch with Public Interest Lawyers today for advice about making a public liability claim. If we can see that you are eligible for compensation, we could pass you to our panel of lawyers to handle your claim.

How Much Could You Claim For An Accident At Birmingham New Street Train Station?

You can use our compensation table to estimate how much your accident at Birmingham New Street train station compensation claim is worth. The table includes estimates for general damages, which is compensation for the pain and suffering that your injuries have caused you.

What Injury Did You Suffer? How Serious Was It? What Were The Consequences Of the Injury? What Could You Claim?
Injuries To The Wrist (a) An injury to the wrist which results in function being lost. £47,620 to £59,860
Injuries To The Wrist (b) An injury to the wrist which results in the person having a significant and permanent disability in the wrist. £24,500 to £39,170
Injuries To The Elbow (a) A severely disabling injury to the elbow. £39,170 to £54,830
Injuries To The Elbow Less Severe (b) An elbow injury which impairs function in the joint and which does not require major surgery. £15,650 to £32,010
Injuries To The Leg (b) Severe
(iii) Serious
Serious comminuted or compound bone fractures or injury to the joints in the leg. The bracket could also include ligament injuries which do require long-term treatment and lengthy periods of not being able to put weight on the leg. £39,200 to £54,830
Injuries To The Leg (b) Severe
(iv) Moderate
The person could have sustained multiple bone fractures or could have a complicated fracture. It could include a crush injury. £27,760 to £39,200
Injuries To The Knee Moderate (i) A moderate injury to the knee. These could include a dislocated knee, or torn cartilage. It could make the knee unstable. £14,840 to £26,190
Injuries To The Knee Moderate (ii) Injuries may be similar to those iojn more severe cases, but are not as serious. Up to £13,740
Injuries To The Ankle Severe (b) An ankle injury which requires extensive medical care, a period in plaster or where the person has plates and pins. £31,310 to £50,060
Injuries To The Ankle Moderate (c) A torn ligament or fracture which leads to a less serious degree of disability. The person could find walking on uneven ground harder and standing or walking for longer periods of time could be harder. £13,740 to £26,590

We used the 16th edition Judicial College Guidelines to create the figures in the table below. Legal professionals use these guidelines to help them value compensation claims.

However, the amount of compensation you receive may differ from what is in the table. You are welcome to call us, and we can give you a free, no-obligation assessment of how much your claim could be worth.

If you win your compensation claim, you may also be eligible to receive special damages. The purpose of special damages is to repay you for any necessary expenses caused by your injuries. Below are some examples of special damages you can claim:

  • Medical expenses
  • Care expenses
  • Transportation expenses
  • Repayment for loss of earnings
  • Mobility equipment expenses
  • Home adaptation costs

We hope this section has answered the question “if I claim for an accident at Birmingham New Street train station, what could my compensation cover?” but if you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Talk To Our Team To Learn More About Claims For Accidents At Birmingham New Street Train Station

If you’re wondering “can I claim for an accident at Birmingham New Street train station”, we could help. We can appoint our panel of skilled injury lawyers to work on your compensation claim if your case is valid.

Moreover, you will have the choice to fund the work of a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis. With a No Win No Fee agreement in place, you will not pay a solicitors fee upfront or as the claim progresses. You pay a success fee if your public transport compensation claim is successful. If your claim is lost, you don’t pay this fee.

See if you can make a train station accident claim today. Contact us using the details below:

  • Call us on 0800 408 7825 to speak to a claims advisor
  • Contact us about claiming, via our website
  • Use the live chat feature on your page now

Other Accidents Whilst Using Transport

Please feel free to read these guides, to learn more about making a public transport compensation claim.

Making A Claim After A Road Traffic Accident

Claiming Compensation For A Cycling Accident

Pedestrian Car Accident Compensation Claims

An HSE guide to safety on public transport

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

An NHS guide to knowing if you have broken a bone

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