As a space open to the public, Canada Water train station should be made as safe as it practically can be. Occupiers or controllers in charge of a public space that the public can visit without prior invitation have a responsibility to look for hazards to the public and manage or remove them to prevent the risk of accidents and injuries. If they do not do this, and a person is injured by a hazard, the injured person could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. If you have any questions regarding accidents at Canada Water train station then this guide might be just what you need.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about making a personal injury claim and explain eligibility for a claim and liability for an injury. It will show you how to begin a claim, how to help prove a claim and how a No Win No Fee solicitor could help you make your claim for compensation.
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As per the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, parties in charge of spaces open to the public, have a duty of care placed on them.
The duty of care is towards anyone who uses their premises. The station operator has a responsibility to
- Actively look for risks that could be present in the station (such as tripping or slipping hazards)
- Make efforts to manage the risk of harm (e.g. signs to warn people) or remove it entirely
If a person is injured, because a station operator or controller of the space did not deal with risk in a reasonable amount of time, then they could be found liable for the injury. That said, within a train station there may be lots of different shops or cafes, if these are not run by the station itself then the business owner is the ones who are responsible for your safety while on their premises.
If you were injured at a train station because of a hazard that should have been dealt with, please speak with one of our advisers for more information. They can inform you if you could be eligible to make a claim and give you information on what you could be awarded in compensation.
How Busy Is Canada Water Station?
Canada Water train station had 5,576,276 entries and exits in the year 2020/ 2021 according to the Office of Rail and Road.
An accident at a station could happen for a number of reasons, including:
Exposed Repair Works: If maintenance is being carried out while the station is open to passengers the repair work should be cordoned off and accompanied by clear warning signs.
Wet or Slippery Floors: When floors have spillages or other obstructions they should be signposted until the area is clear.
Faulty Equipment: The machinery used in the station should be in safe working order. A faulty ticket turnstile, for example, could cause a groin injury to a person attempting to walk through it.
Making a personal injury claim against an occupier or a controller of public space requires you to show why you were owed a duty of care at the time and place of your accident. You will need to show how this duty of care was breached. And why this negligence led to you suffering an injury or illness.
Liability in personal injury claims is dependent on the presence of a duty of care. To prove someone was liable for your injury, you would need to prove:
The party owed a duty of care to you: As a train station is a public space, the duty of care is present and placed on the controller of the space you are in at the time of the accident.
The party acted negligently: This means that they did not fulfil their duty of care.
Injury: You will need to show that this negligence caused an injury.
For more information, please speak with our advisers to discuss liability.
Have You Had Accidents At Canada Water Train Station As An Employee?
As employers, train station operators also owe a duty of care to their members of staff. As per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA), employers must keep staff as safe as can be reasonably expected.
To fulfil this duty of care employers can:
- Provide staff training so jobs can be done safely
- Provide personal protective equipment when needed.
If you suffered an accident as a member of staff that caused an injury due to poor health and safety procesures, please speak to one of our advisers to see if your employer is liable for your injuries.
In the event of an accident, attending to your health should be the first priority. Seek medical advice to inform you of the nature and extent of your injury. The medical help you receive can be used as evidence of the injury.
You can afterwards collect other supporting evidence that can come in the form of:
CCTV (Or similar recordings): Request or collect the footage of your accident to prove the cause of your injury
Witnesses: Collect the contact details of any witnesses to your accident as they can provide statements for use.
If you want information on evidence specific to your claim, please reach out to one of our advisers.
In a personal injury claim, compensation can be sought to compensate you for:
- The injury you suffered:
- Financial losses from the injury: In losses you have suffered, and losses you expect to suffer until your full recovery.
The compensation amount for the suffered injury is known as general damages. This amount will be in line with the type of injury you suffered and so we’ve included a table below with example compensation figures for various types of injuries. The figures come from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), the publication normally used when assessing compensation amounts:
|Serious Hand Injuries||Injuries that greatly reduce the function of the hand||£29,000 to £61,910|
|Severe Fractures to Fingers||Fractures affecting future use of fingers||Up to £36,740|
|Less Serious Hand Injury||A crushing injury that reduces the function of the hand||£14,450 to £29,000|
|Moderate Hand Injury||A soft tissue injury of the hand||£5,720 to £13,280|
|Severe Ankle Injury||An injury needing a lengthy period of treatment||£31,310 to £50,060|
|Moderate Ankle Injury||A ligament tear or fracture||£13,740 to £26,590|
|Serious Toe Injuries||Fracture to two or more toes||£9,600 to £13,740|
|Moderate Back Injury||Backache from disturbed ligaments||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Serious Shoulder Injury||Pain from a dislocated shoulder||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Moderate Knee Injury||A dislocated knee||£14,840 to £26,190|
The compensation amount for the financial losses is known as special damages, and this can include:
Loss of income: if you are unable to work
Costs towards treatment: Medical treatment not available on the NHS
Travel costs to appointments: Bus fare or parking costs
Adaptation costs: If you have required additional aids to cope with your injury
If you have any questions about compensation or are looking for a compensation estimate for your injury, please reach out to one of our advisers.
A personal injury solicitor can help you make a claim.
They would not only offer their experience in dealing with claims but can help you with:
- Correspondence with the defendant
- Gathering evidence to use in the claim
- Beginning legal proceedings
Payment for a No Win No Fee solicitor would only come from your awarded compensation. They would not ask you for an upfront fee, they would not ask you to pay ongoing legal fees. Their fee comes as a success fee, a capped percentage you both agree to. If your claim is not successful, you would not have to pay this fee.
If you are interested in working with a No Win No Fee solicitor to help make your claim, please reach out to one of our advisers now by:
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