Accidents at Leeds train station can happen, and injuries can be minor bumps or scraps, but they can also be more major. Accidents can occur anywhere, and at any time; most times it is related to human error.
This guide will look at how someone could be injured whilst at Leeds station. We will also look at the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 and how this Act protects the safety of people who use public places such as train stations.
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Accidents are an occurrence in any setting, this includes public places and transport. There is a duty of care that those who are in control of premises accessible to the public need to uphold. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they should protect the safety of visitors. This includes parties in control of train stations.
With personal injury claims, there is usually a time limit of 3 years to make a claim. This limit begins from the date of the accident or the day you got knowledge that negligence caused your injuries.
For more information about accidents at Leeds train station and the time limits that are involved with personal injury claims, get in touch with our advisors today.
Leeds Railway Station Passenger Statistics
The statistics for the passengers that use railway stations, such as Leeds station, are presented by the Office of Rail and Road. They gather information from stations on the amount of passengers that use each station annually. For the year 2020/21, it was recorded that there were a total of 5,853,754 entries and exits. Compared to the 2019/20 total of 31,020,744, the impact of the national lockdowns can be noticed.
There are many different types of accidents that could happen in a railway station. We have listed several examples below:
- Falls from a height or from the same level
- Lack of health and safety signage
- Slip, trips and falls
- Trip hazards
Tripping And Falling Accident Claims
If you have suffered a trip or fall accident at Leeds train station, you may be wondering if you could make a claim. For stations, this could be on the platform, in the ticket office and even the car park. If an accident happened on station property, and the cause was a third party’s negligence, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Rail Passenger Accidents On A Train
You may also be wondering if being injured on a train would make you eligible to claim. If you were injured either boarding or disembarking a train, the accident could have been caused by negligence on the part of the train operator and not the station. You would have to establish if the duty of care that was owed to you, was breached.
Other Accidents That Could Happen At A Station
As stated above, accidents are a common occurrence and can happen in any setting. At a station, you could be injured because of the negligence of a shop, cafe or restaurant there. You could also be injured because of:
- Lack of safety railings where needed
- Spillages on the platforms that weren’t attended to even though they were noticed
- Obstructions on the platforms that were noticed but not removed
The occupier of the station could be liable for accidents that occur within the areas they control. In order to make a claim, there would need to be proven negligence. For more information, contact our advisors. The details are at the top of the page.
In order to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, you would need to establish if a duty of care was breached. To make sure that you are eligible to make a claim, you would need to assess whether:
- You were owed a duty of care
- The other party (such as a station operator, shop or leisure facility) breached their duty of care
- Your injury was a result of a breach in their duty of care
What Rail Worker Accidents Could You Claim For?
If you work in train stations and you suffer an accident at work, you could claim if you’re injured and it’s your employer’s fault. Employers owe their employees a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They should take reasonable measures to protect your safety and wellbeing at work.
Here are some of the ways that accidents could happen if a train station isn’t made reasonably safe for employees:
Injuries can include:
If you need any further information about the types of accidents that you could suffer, get in touch with us today. We have advisors that are ready and available to answer any burning questions you may have.
If you have suffered due to accidents at Leeds train station, you may be curious to know what happens next and what you can do? To help strengthen your claim, you would need to gather evidence. This evidence can be in the form of:
- Photographs of the scene of the accident
- Photographs of the injuries
- Medical records of the injuries
You could also gather contact details of any eyewitnesses for statements at a later date.
These forms of evidence can help your claim proceed. If you need any further assistance on your claim, contact us today.
The Judicial College produces guidelines that outline different brackets for potential compensation for injuries. These guidelines can be used as an aid to value your claim. The brackets are based on previously settled court cases and aren’t a concrete amount. The guidelines take into account the severity of your injuries.
Compensation for your injuries, whether psychological or physical, is known as general damages.
The figures in the compensation table below have come from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines, which were published in April 2022.
|Forms of injuries
|Description of the injury
|Chest injuries: (b)
|£65,740 to £100,670
|Traumatic injury to the heart, lungs or chest causing permanent damage.
|Back Injuries: Severe (ii)
|£74,160 to £88,430
|An orthopaedic injury to the back.
|Neck injuries: Severe (iii)
|£45,470 to £55,990
|Injuries causing fractures or severe damage to soft tissues.
|Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips: Severe (iii)
|£39,170 to £52,500
|A fracture of the acetabulum, leading to changes to leg stability.
|Arm injuries: less severe
|£19,200 to £39,170
|A considerable degree of recovery will have taken place.
|Injuries to the Elbow: Less Severe
|£15,650 to £32,010
|Injuries causing impairment of function to the elbow.
|Shoulder injuries: Serious
|£12,770 to £19,200
|Dislocation of the shoulder and damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus causing pain.
|£6,080 to £10,350
|Recovery from a soft tissue injury or a fracture in a 12 month period.
|Psychiatric Damage Generally: Less Severe
|£1,540 to £5,860
|Injuries falling short of a specific phobia or disorder such as travel anxiety.
Special damages compensate you for the financial harm that has resulted from an injury. This could include loss of earnings if you took time off work to recover, or the cost of care you needed, for example.
A Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) is a form of No Win No Fee arrangement.
No Win No Fee agreements are used as a way to help claimants fund the services of a solicitor. Essentially, under a No Win No Fee agreement, you don’t have to pay for the solicitor’s services upfront. You also don’t have to pay an ongoing fee for the solicitor’s services.
If the claim wins, you do pay a success fee to the solicitor, but this is capped by law. Should the claim lose, you don’t have to pay this fee at all.
If you need any further information about accidents at Leeds train station, you can get in contact with us today. We have a team of advisors that are available to discuss your claim with you. This is a free service and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Railway And Train Station Accident Claim
We have a range of internal links that could be useful for you to read through. They are listed below:
- Public transport train accident claims
- Have you been injured at a public train station?
- I was in a workplace accident, can I claim for compensation?
- Who is liable for an accident in a public place?
Additionally, we have collected some external sources from other websites, providing you with a wide range of information and background of the information we have presented in this guide.
If you have any questions about what you could do after being injured in accidents at Leeds train station, contact us today.
Article by LE