This guide examines the potential steps you could take if an accident at Farringdon train station were to occur. In some cases, you might be able to begin a personal injury claim, provided a set of eligibility criteria are met. We’ll discuss these in further detail as we move through our guide.
Additionally, we discuss which parties owe a duty of care in train stations and the legislation that governs this. You will also find some illustrative scenarios looking at how train station accidents can occur and what injuries could be sustained during such incidents.
We have also included information on how compensation is calculated upon the success of a personal injury claim.
The final section of this guide contains a short breakdown of the No Win No Fee agreement offered by our panel of specialist personal injury solicitors and the benefits you can expect when starting your claim on this basis.
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- What Is An Accident At Farringdon Train Station?
- How Could Accidents In Train Stations Happen?
- Steps To Take If An Accident At Farringdon Train Station Were To Occur
- What Could You Claim If Injured In A Train Station?
- Make A No Win No Fee Train Station Accident Claim
- Further Transport Accident Claim Resources
There are two pieces of relevant legislation that apply a duty of care to certain parties to protect your health, safety and well-being.
- The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957: The party in control of a public place, also known as the “occupier,” owes a duty of care to all visitors to that public place in that they must take steps to ensure the reasonable safety of those visitors. As well as train station operators, the proprietors of shops and restaurants within a train station are likewise considered occupiers and thus owe the same duty of care.
- The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974: Employers are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their workforce.
To begin a personal injury claim following an accident at a train station, the following criteria need to be satisfied:
- A third party owed you a duty of care at the time and place the accident occurred.
- That party breached the duty they owed to you.
- This breach caused an accident in which you sustained injury.
To get further guidance on the potential steps you could take should an accident at Farringdon train station occur, speak to our advisors today.
Here we have detailed a number of scenarios illustrating how an accident at a train station could take place and what injuries could be sustained:
- A drink spillage in a coffee shop had not been cleaned up, nor was a wet floor sign placed to warn customers of the hazard. As a result, a customer slipped and fell on the wet floor, sustaining a serious head injury.
- A maintenance worker was repairing a faulty light fitting. They had not been provided with the correct training to safely carry out the repair and received a severe electric shock when conducting the maintenance.
- Discarded luggage was not removed from the station in a timely manner, causing a passenger to sustain a trip injury when they fell over the abandoned suitcase.
Please keep in mind that not every accident or injury sustained in a train station will form the valid basis of a personal injury claim. You must meet the criteria listed in the section above. Call our team for more information.
Here we have listed some examples of the evidence you could collect in support of your personal injury claim.
- It is always advisable to seek medical attention following an accident, even for injuries that appear minor. This is important for your health, but you can also use copies of scans or test results to show the extent of your injuries.
- Keeping a diary during your treatment and recording your symptoms can be useful in showing your physical and mental state after your injuries and any treatment you received.
- Acquire CCTV footage of the accident taking place if available.
- Collect the contact information of any witnesses so they can provide statements during the claims process.
- Employees who are injured during their work activities should record the incident in the workplace accident book. You can acquire a copy of your incident report.
For assistance with assembling a body of supporting evidence, speak to our advisors. After your circumstances have been assessed, you could get assistance from a solicitor from our panel with collecting evidence to support your claim.
You can also talk to our advisors using the contact details given below to discuss the other possible steps you could take if an accident at Farringdon train station were to occur.
Compensation awarded for an accident at a train station can be made up of two different heads of claim. The first, called general damages, awards for the physical and psychological impacts of your injuries.
To assist in the calculation of your injuries’ potential value, solicitors can use the values from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG publication details an array of different injuries alongside their guide award brackets. A selection of these brackets have been used to create the below table.
We would like to emphasise that this table has been provided to offer guidance only. Since personal injury compensation is calculated case-by-case, we cannot guarantee a compensation amount.
|£91,090 to £160,980
|Spinal cord and nerve root damage causing a mixture of serious consequences, such as severe pain and disability with incomplete paralysis.
|In the region of £148,330
|Incomplete paraplegia resulting from an associated neck injury.
|£96,250 to £135,920
|Fractures that have not united and required extensive bone grafting.
|£39,200 to £54,830
|Serious compound or comminuted fractures are included in this bracket.
|Permanent and Substantial Disablement (b)
|£39,170 to £59,860
|Serious fractures of one or both forearms cause permanent residual disability that is significant.
|Amputation of All Toes (a)
|£36,520 to £56,080
|The level of award is influenced by factors such as whether the amputation was surgical or traumatic.
|£13,740 to £26,590
|Less serious disabilities, such as difficulty walking on uneven ground, from injuries such as fractures and tears to the ligaments.
|£14,840 to £26,190
|Dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus causing a mild future disability.
|£13,740 to £24,990
|Displaced metatarsal fractures causing ongoing symptoms and deformity.
Can I Claim Special Damages Following An Accident At A Train Station?
Special damages, the other head of claim, may be awarded for any monetary losses you have incurred. Possible examples of costs include:
- Expenses for travel.
- Lost wages.
- Care costs.
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses.
To get a more detailed estimate of what your particular claim could be worth, speak to our advisors via the contact details given below.
Following a free zero-obligation assessment of your particular circumstances, our advisors could connect you with a personal injury specialist from our panel of solicitors. Solicitors from our panel can offer to take your claim on a No Win No Fee basis under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Usual terms when claiming under a CFA can include:
- Generally, you will not be paying any fees upfront for the solicitor to begin work on your case.
- You will likewise not be met with any ongoing fees for this work during the claims process itself.
- In the event the claim is unsuccessful, you will likewise not pay for the solicitor’s services.
You will receive a personal injury compensation award following a successful claim. The solicitor will take a percentage of this compensation as their success fee. By law, the maximum success fee percentage that can be taken is capped. What this means is that you will keep the most of your awarded compensation.
Our lines are open 24/7, with our advisors working around the clock to provide free advice and support on the potential steps you could take should an accident at Farringdon train station occur. You can reach the team using the following contact information:
Some of our other personal injury claim guides:
- Find out when you could have a valid claim for a whiplash injury here.
- Read our guide on making train accident claims.
- Learn more about claiming for an accident on a public bus.
External resources you may find useful:
- The government has prepared guidance on claiming statutory sick pay.
- Read the NHS guidance on when to call 999 here.
- Find out more about employer responsibilities with this government guidance.
Thank you for reading this guide on the potential action you could take if an accident at Farringdon train station should occur. To speak to our advisors, get in touch via any of the contact details given above.