Accidents At Ealing Broadway Train Station – Can I Claim Compensation?

In this guide, we will explore the potential steps you could take should accidents at Ealing Broadway train station occur. The person in control of a public space owes a duty of care to those using the space. This involves taking reasonable steps to reduce or remove the risk known hazards pose. The breach of this duty of care is known as negligence and could cause someone to sustain harm.   

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A guide on potential accidents at Ealing Broadway train station

This guide will explore examples of potential public train station accidents that could happen.

Also, it will provide information on whether you’re eligible to seek compensation for any harm you sustain in an accident caused by negligence.

Furthermore, we will provide information on the evidence needed to prove negligence and how a solicitor from our panel could help you build a strong case. 

Speak to our advisors today to determine whether your claim could be justified. They can also answer any other questions you may have. You can get in touch by:

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  1. What Is An Accident Or Injury At A Railway Station?
  2. What Accidents At Ealing Broadway Train Station Could People Potentially Claim For?
  3. Evidence Needed To Prove Negligence
  4. Can I Claim For Accidents At Ealing Broadway Train Station?
  5. Calculating Settlements For Potential Accidents At Ealing Broadway Train Station
  6. Get In Touch With Us To Discuss Your Train Station Accident Claim

What Is An Accident Or Injury At A Railway Station?

As per the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the person in control of a public space owes a duty of care to members of the public using the space. This extends to train operators and businesses operating within a train station.

Part of this duty of care involves taking reasonable steps to prevent others from sustaining harm. For example:

  • Providing staff with adequate health and safety training
  • Ensuring they carry out regular risk assessments on the different areas of the train station
  • Maintaining equipment and addressing any issues they find

If the person in control of the space breaches their duty of care, it could cause you to sustain physical or psychological harm in train accident.

To find out when claims for accidents at Ealing Broadway train station could be justified, call our team.

Railway Station Accident Statistics

According to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), their rail safety 2020-21 document states that 2,042 injuries were suffered by passengers and members of the public in 2020/21.

What Accidents At Ealing Broadway Train Station Could People Potentially Claim For?

There are various types of accidents that could occur in a train station. We have provided examples in the sections below.

Can You Claim If You Slipped Over On Spillages Or Broken Floors?

Potential examples of slip and fall accidents in train stations can include:

  • Slipping on wet stairs that are not signposted
  • Falling onto the platform when alighting the train after no warning was given about the gap between the platform and train 

Should any accidents at Ealing Broadway train station cause you to sustain an injury, then please reach out to our advisors today.

Can You Claim If You Were Injured On A Train?

To keep people safe whilst at the train station or on public transport, the train operator must uphold their duty of care. Failure to do so could result in accidents occurring on the train, such as:

  • Getting trapped in the train doors due to no warning being issued before the doors closed
  • Slipping on a spill that wasn’t cleaned up or properly signposted in the carriage

You may be able to claim if you experienced harm due to negligence. Call us for more information.

Could You Claim If Injured In A Shop Or Cafe?

As mentioned, the duty of care owed extends to businesses operating within the train station. For example, the person in control of a cafe should provide adequate training to their employees on health and safety.

If they fail to do so, it could result in someone experiencing a severe allergic reaction after a sever failed to pass their allergy information to the kitchen.

In these cases, you may be able to claim. Call for more information.

Evidence Needed To Prove Negligence

If you have had an accident in a public place, you need to prove that negligence caused you to sustain harm. To do this, you could gather evidence such as:

  • CCTV footage
  • Pictures of the accident
  • Pictures of your injuries
  • Witness contact details
  • A copy of your accident report in the public place accident book

Additionally, you may need to attend an independent medical assessment. This can provide a more in-depth insight into the nature of your injuries, such as the extent to which it’s affected your quality of life and your prognosis.

Could You Claim If Injured Working At Ealing Broadway Station?

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 outlines the reasonably practicable steps an employer should take to keep you safe while you work. For instance, carrying out regular risk assessments on the workspace and equipment.

However, if your employer breaches this duty of care resulting in you sustaining harm in an accident at work, call our team. They can advise on whether you’re eligible to claim.

Can I Claim For Accidents At Ealing Broadway Train Station?

It’s important to note that not all train station accidents can result in claims being made. You must be able to prove that:

  • Someone owed you a duty of care
  • The duty of care was breached
  • The breach caused you physical or psychological harm as a result.

As well as gathering evidence to support your claim, you could seek legal advice.

A solicitor from our panel could help you through the claims process, provided you hold a valid claim. This involves arranging for you to attend an independent medical assessment in your local area.

Get in touch to discuss what steps you could take should accidents at Ealing Broadway train station occur.

Calculating Settlements For Potential Accidents At Ealing Broadway Train Station

If you make a successful personal injury claim, you can receive compensation for general damages. This is the portion of your claim that seeks to compensate for the pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injuries.

The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) publishes guideline brackets that solicitors can use to help value the general damages portion of your claim. However, the amount you may be eligible to receive is dependent on several factors, such as the type and seriousness of your injury. As such, please only use the figures as a guide.

Injury CompensationNotes
Severe knee injuries (a) (i)£69,730 to £96,210A serious knee injury involving joint disruption and several other issues.
Severe knee injuries (a) (ii)£52,120 to £69,730Where the leg fracture extended into the knee joint leading to lasting pain, permanent movement restrictions, and agility impairment.
Very severe ankle injury (a)£50,060 to £69,700Fractures of the transmelleolar alongside extensive soft-tissue damage causing a deformity and other issues.
Skeletal injuries (a)£23,810 to £36,740Le fort fractures of the frontal bones in the face.
Skeletal injuries (b)£14,900 to £23,950Multiple facial fractures including some permanent facial deformities.
Skeletal injuries (d) (i)£10,200 to £15,780Serious cheekbone fractures that require surgery and cause lasting issues.
Minor Achilles tendon injury (d)£7,270 to £12,590Tendon damage due to twisting ankles that may cause the person to feel unsure of ankle support.
Moderate toe injuries (e)Up to £9,600Simple fractures, a degenerative condition, or laceration injuries to one or more toes.
Hand injuries (b)£55,820 to £84,570Serious damage affecting both hands.
Less severe leg injuries (c) (iii)Up to £11,840
A simple tibia or fibula fracture or injuries affecting the soft tissues.

Additionally, you may receive special damages too. These damages cover the costs that you have incurred due to your injuries. Some examples include: 

  • Loss of earnings and future income 
  • Child care costs
  • Domestic care costs i.e. cooking and cleaning 
  • Travel expenses

You should keep hold of any documentation that could support your claim for special damages, such as receipts or payslips.

Get In Touch With Us To Discuss Your Train Station Accident Claim

You may find it beneficial to talk with our advisors about the validity of your claim. If you are eligible to claim, you may be referred to a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel. 

They offer to represent claims under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which is a way to access a solicitor’s services without paying upfront or while your claim is ongoing. Also, for claims that aren’t successful, you do not pay for your solicitor’s services.

For claims that are successful, a success fee is taken from your compensation. However, this is subject to a legal cap.

For more information on the services the solicitors from our panel offer or to discuss when claims for accidents at Ealing Broadway train station could be justified, get in touch by:

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We hope this guide on the steps you could take should accidents at Ealing Broadway train station occur has helped. For more information, call our team on the number above.

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