In this guide, we aim to explore the steps you could take should accidents at Liverpool Lime Street train station occur. Train accidents that have caused you harm as a result of someone else’s negligence could lead to you making a claim. This guide will explore why you might be eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Additionally, we will explore the legislation in place to ensure that the duty of care you’re owed is upheld to prevent you from experiencing harm in a public place.
Furthermore, this guide has provided information on the different types of accidents that could occur in a train station and the injuries that could be sustained.
Finally, we have provided information on No Win No Fee arrangements and what they mean for personal injury claims. If you decide to claim compensation, you might find an arrangement such as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) helpful.
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- What Are Accidents At Liverpool Lime Street Train Station?
- What Accidents Could Happen At Liverpool Lime Street Station?
- Liability For Accidents In Train Stations
- Steps You Could Take If You Sustain Injuries In A Train Station Accident
- Calculate What Accidents At Liverpool Lime Street Train Station Are Worth In Compensation
- Talk To Our Team About Your Claim
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (OLA) outlines the duty of care owed to you by the person in control of a public space. As part of this duty of care, the person in control of a public space must take reasonable steps to ensure you are kept safe.
However, in some cases, they might fail to do so. As a result, a member of the public might experience harm in an accident due to someone else’s negligence.
Should accidents at Liverpool Lime Street train station or another train station occur, they could happen anywhere within the station or facilities surrounding it. For instance:
- The platform
- Restaurants or shops in the train station
Lime Street Train Station Passenger Statistics
Passenger entries, exits and interchange statistics are collected by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).
In 2020/21, Liverpool Lime Street saw:
- 3,510,892 total entries and exits
Statistics On Accidents In Stations
The ORR also collects rail safety statistics. According to their Rail Safety 2020/2021 report, slips, trips and falls were the main cause of severe injuries sustained to the mainline non-workforce.
In addition, the largest proportion of specified injuries to the mainline workforce resulted from slips, trips and falls.
Examples of other incidents that occurred at train stations include:
- Platform edge incidents
- On-board injuries
- Assault and abuse
Train stations present a risk of injury due to the hazards often found. The person in control with a public space has a duty to ensure they address the risk posed by any hazards. However, in some cases, they might fail to do so, resulting in different accidents.
We have explored the different train station accidents in the sections below. Alternatively, you can call our team to find out about the steps you could take should accidents at Liverpool Lime Street train station occur.
Injuries Due To Slips And Trips
There are various hazards within a train station that present the risk of a slip, trip and fall injury. For example, litter dropped by passengers, slippery surfaces from weather conditions and spilled liquids, and passenger luggage all contribute to the risk.
The injuries you could sustain as a result might include:
- An ankle injury due to tripping over litter.
- A fatal accident or broken hip due to falling onto the tracks.
- A head injury after a slip or trip accident on a wet floor that wasn’t properly signposted.
In some cases, you may be able to claim if you can prove that negligence caused you to sustain harm.
Injuries On Train Services
An accident could occur while you’re getting on or exiting the train. For example, the doors could close on you causing you to sustain the loss of limb or fingers.
Injuries Caused By Third Parties
Businesses often operate out of train stations, such as a cafe or restaurant. Under the OLA, the person in control of a public space owes a duty of care to those using it. As such, they must take reasonable steps to reduce the risks any hazards pose.
This could include making sure staff in the restaurant have had adequate training on handling allergies. A failure to do so could result in a member of the public receiving food that they’re allergic to.
Call us to discuss when claims for accidents at Liverpool Lime Street train station could be made with our advisors.
To make a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that someone who owed you a duty of care failed to uphold it and caused your injuries as a result. The liable person may differ depending on who owed you a duty of care.
For instance, if you are a member of the public, this duty is needs to be upheld by the person in control of a public space. However, if you are an employee, your employer owes you a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA).
Call our team for more information on who was liable for the train accident in which you sustained harm.
What Are Staff Accidents At Liverpool Lime Street Train Station?
Under the HASAWA, employers are responsible for taking reasonably practical steps to reduce the risk of workplace accidents.
Train stations present similar risks to staff as they do to passengers. However, staff may face additional risks if they have access to restricted areas.
For example, staff at a cafe could have access to a kitchen in which they are at risk of experiencing burns from the hot surfaces. As such, they may require necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), such as oven gloves, if they have to handle hot items.
However, employers might fail to do so resulting in an employee sustaining severe burns. In these cases, you could seek compensation for the harm you experienced. You would need to provide evidence in order to claim though.
We have provided further information on the evidence needed to support your case in the section below. Alternatively, you can talk to our advisors for more information on launching a workplace accident claim.
To make a personal injury claim, you must be able to:
- Prove you were owed a duty of care.
- The duty of care owed to you was breached.
- You sustained physical or psychological harm as a result.
These are the three criteria of negligence. In order to prove negligence, you could take the following steps to help support your train accident claim:
- Photograph the scene.
- See a doctor.
- Request CCTV.
- Ask for legal advice.
- Get witness contact details.
A personal injury solicitor could help you gather evidence required to support your claim. If there were any witnesses, for example, a solicitor could collect statements from them.
You may be wondering how much compensation you could claim should you experience a train station accident. Generally, each settlement may comprise up to two heads of claim. These are general damages and special damages.
General damages accounts for the impact your physical injuries and any psychological damage has had on your quality of life.
Legal professionals often use a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help them when they are assigning value to the injuries you have sustained. In the guidelines, potential compensation brackets are listed alongside injuries.
The table below contains examples from the 16th edition, released in April 2022. Please only use them as a guide though.
|Moderately severe brain damage (b)||£219,070 to £282,010||The person will have a very serious disability.|
|Severe neck injury (a) (i)||In the region of £148,330||Injuries include a neck injury that's associated with paraplegia that is incomplete.|
|Loss of one arm (b) (ii)||£109,650 to £130,930||Amputation above the elbow.|
|Chest injury (a)||£100,670 to £150,110||Permanent significant scarring and prolonged pain from serious heart damage and/or total removal of one lung.|
|Bowel (d)||£44,590 to £69,730||Function impairment from a severe abdominal injury.|
|Severe ankle injury (b)||£31,310 to £50,060||Significant residual disability from an injury requiring extensive or lengthy treatment.|
|Jaw fracture (e) (i)||£30,490 to £45,540||Severe pain, paraesthesia and eating restrictions from multiple fractures with prolonged treatment.|
|Moderate pelvis and hip injury (i)||£26,590 to £39,170||No major permanent disability from a significant injury.|
|Moderately severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (b)||£23,150 to £59,860||Some recovery due to professional help. However, the disability is still significant.|
|Serious shoulder injury (b)||£12,770 to £19,200||Restricted movement, sensory issues with shoulder and neck pain from dislocation and lower brachial plexus damage.|
If there are any costs incurred due to your injuries, you might be able to recover them under special damages. These could include lost wages or medical expenses. However, you must be able to supply proof in order to claim under this head.
If you want to discuss when claims for accidents at Liverpool Lime Street station could be made, get in touch with our advisors. They can also provide additional information on your potential compensation settlement.
You might find the services of a solicitor could benefit you, should you choose to hire legal representation. Traditionally, hiring a personal injury solicitor has been associated with certain costs that may be off putting.
However, you can eliminate upfront fees by using a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement. This works by taking what is called a success fee from your compensation following successful claims.
However, legal caps apply to the success fee. Also, if your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay a solicitors fee.
Have you experienced an injury after accidents at Liverpool Lime Street train station? If you have proof that the harm you sustained was caused by negligence, get in touch to discuss when making a claim could be possible. To get in touch you can:
Below, we have explored different resources that could help you.
- GOV- CCTV Request Guide
- NHS- First Aid Guide
- HSE- Statistics
- How To Claim Compensation For An Accident On A Public Bus
- Accidents In A Public Park
- Dog Bite In A Public Place Claims
For more information on the steps you could take should accidents in Liverpool Lime Street train station occur, call us.