London Cannon Street Train Station Accidents – Could You Claim Compensation?

In this guide, we will aim to answer the question, “how could potential accidents at London Cannon Street train station occur and cause physical and/or psychological injuries?”. Whether you are a member of the public or an employee at a train station, a third party owes you a duty of care in regard to your health and safety. Should they breach this duty of care, and as a result, you sustain an injury, you may be eligible to pursue personal injury compensation.

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Accidents At London Cannon Street Train Station – Could You Claim Compensation?

Continue reading this guide to learn more about the health and safety legislation that outlines the duty of care you’re owed at work or in a public place. Additionally, we will explore how train station accidents could happen and when this could entitle you to make a personal injury claim.

Please contact a member of our team today to enquire about making a train station injury claim. They can provide free legal advice that will not place you under any obligations to further your case with our panel of solicitors.

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Accidents At London Cannon Street Train Station – Could You Claim Compensation?

If accidents at London Cannon Street train station were to occur and lead to employee injuries or injuries to a member of the public, it could be caused by a third party breaching their duty of care.

As laid out by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA), employers have a duty of care to ensure the safety of their employees by taking reasonably practicable steps to avoid workplace accidents and injuries. The steps an employer must take can include providing proper training to their staff and ensuring work equipment is safe and well-maintained. Should they fail to do this, they would breach their duty of care, which could lead to an accident in which you sustain injuries.

The duty of care that those responsible for a public place owe to their visitors is outlined by the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (OLA). They must take steps to ensure the reasonable safety of their visitors, such as carrying out risk assessments and performing maintenance within the correct time frame.

To be eligible to make a personal injury claim for the injuries you have sustained in a train station accident, a third party must have owed you a duty of care. Furthermore, they must have breached this duty of care and, as a consequence of this breach, you must have sustained psychiatric harm and/or physical injuries.

Not all accidents in a train station will qualify for a personal injury claim. You also have a duty to behave responsibly and comply with safety advice, whether in the form of training or signage.

Statistics On Accidents In Train Stations

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) regulate the health and safety performance of the rail industry. They have also compiled and provided rail safety statistics in a report covering April 2021 to March 2022. This includes the following information:

  • Across the year, there were 11 non-workforce fatalities.
  • There were 9,065 workforce and non-workforce injuries on the mainline.
  • There were 3,807 workforce and non-workforce injuries on the London Underground.

If accidents at London Cannon Street train station occur and lead to injuries, contact our team for advice on the steps you could take.

How Could Potential Accidents At London Cannon Street Train Station Happen?

Various potential accidents could occur in a train station. Some train stations provide additional services such as toilets, retail outlets and cafes. The party responsible for these spaces can differ. Therefore, if you are injured in a cafe within a train station, it may be that you would make your potential claim against the party responsible for the cafe instead of the train station.

Some accidents that could occur at a train station include:

  • Slip and fall accidents could be caused by wet flooring or spillages.
  • Food eaten at a cafe may cause you to suffer from food poisoning.
  • Poor lighting in a stairwell could lead you to lose your footing and fall.
  • Obstacles left on the floor could cause you to trip and injure yourself.

What Injuries Could Be Caused By A Train Station Accident?

You may ask, ‘If accidents at London Cannon Street train station were to occur, what injuries could be caused?’ Potential injuries that could result from a train station accident may vary in nature. For example, you could sustain minor cuts or severe crush damage that leads to an amputation.

Below we have provided a list of injury examples that could result from a train station accident:

  • Scrapes, cuts and lacerations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Brain injury
  • Amputations
  • Psychological injuries
  • Fatal injury

Please contact a member of our team today to learn whether you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries.

What Could You Do If Accidents At London Cannon Street Train Station Caused You Injuries?

If you are injured in a train station accident, you should first seek the appropriate medical attention. Following this, should you have valid grounds to make a personal injury claim and want to pursue compensation it is advisable that you gather evidence. This can include:

  • Witness contact details
  • An accident book
  • Photographs
  • CCTV footage
  • Medical records

If you are still wondering, ‘What could I do should accidents at London Cannon Street train station occur and cause injuries?’, contact a member of our team for advice.

How Much Could Injured Victims Of A Train Station Accident Claim?

A successful case made for injuries resulting from a train station accident could see a compensation award made up of the two following potential heads of claim:

  • General damages, which compensates for the physical and psychological pain and suffering that your injuries have caused.
  • Special damages, which reimburses for past and future monetary losses incurred due to your injuries, such as loss of earnings. You must support a claim under special damages with evidence. For example, payslips or bank records.

We used the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), updated for 2022, to produce the table below. This provides guideline compensation brackets for various injuries. Personal injury solicitors can also use the JCG to help them value payouts under general damages.

Injury Type Severity About the Injury Guideline Bracket Amounts
Brain Damage Very Severe (a) The person may display some capability to follow basic commands. However, they will show no, or little, evidence of having a meaningful response to their environment. There will be a need for full-time care. £282,010 to £403,990
Arm Amputation One Arm Lost (b)(i) The person’s arm will have been amputated at the shoulder. No less than £137,160
Knee Injury Severe (a)(i) A serious knee injury that has disrupted the joint, caused gross ligament damage, requires lengthy treatment and leads to further problems. £69,730 to £96,210
Foot Injury Severe (d) Instances where both feet or heels have been fractured and the person faces substantially restricted mobility or permanent considerable pain. This bracket also includes cases where one foot has been severely injured. £41,970 to £70,030
Wrist Injury (a) Wrist injuries which result in the person completely losing wrist function. £47,620 to £59,860
Elbow Injury (a) Severely disabling elbow injuries. £39,170 to £54,830
Ankle Injury Severe (b) This bracket can include injuries to the ankle for which an extensive period of treatment is necessary and/or a lengthy period of time in plaster is required. £31,310 to £50,060
Hand Injury Very Serious Thumb Injury (s) An injury could fit into this bracket where the thumb is severed at the base and has subsequently been grafted back on, leaving it deformed and virtually useless. £19,600 to £35,010
Hand Injury Moderate (h) Injuries to the hand such as penetrating wounds, crush injuries, soft tissue type and deep lacerations. £5,720 to £13,280
Leg Injury Less Serious (c)(i) Serious soft tissue injuries or fractures from which the person makes an incomplete recovery. £17,960 to £27,760

The details of each claim determine the amount awarded. Therefore, the brackets in the table are a guide. Please speak to a member of our team for an estimation of the personal injury compensation you could be eligible to receive.

Speak To Us About Using A No Win No Fee Solicitor

Please get in touch with an advisor today to learn whether you could bring forward a claim. Should they find that your case may be eligible, they could put you in contact with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel. They may offer to work on your personal injury claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

A CFA is a way of helping you to access the services of a solicitor, as it eliminates upfront and ongoing payments for these services. Also, you generally won’t make payments for the services your solicitor provides if your claim is unsuccessful and compensation is not awarded.

In the alternative event that your claim is successful, your No Win No Fee solicitor can take a small amount of the compensation. This is a legally capped percentage known as a success fee.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this guide to the steps you could take should accidents at London Cannon Street train station occur and cause injuries.

Written by AH

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