Within this guide, we will look at the process of making a claim if you can prove your injuries were the fault of a third party due to an accident at London Euston train station. It could be possible for a personal injury lawyer to help you to claim for a train station injury in some circumstances. This is the focus of this guide.
Claims are each unique, and you might find that we haven’t answered the question you might have. However, to get additional answers, you can reach out to our advisors. You can contact us on 0800 408 7825 or request a callback by using our contact form.
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- What Is An Accident At London Euston Train Station?
- Common Types Of Accidents At Railway Stations
- Did The Train Or Railway Station Operator Act In A Negligent Way?
- I Was Injured At London Euston Railway, Underground Or Bus Station. What Should I Do?
- What Compensation Could You Claim After An Accident At London Euston Train Station?
- Talk To Us About Railway Station Accident Claims
What Is An Accident At London Euston Train Station?
Euston station combines both mainline services and underground services into a single site. There are many places where an accident could happen, and it may be caused by a third party who breaches their duty of care to you. In order to claim, you’d need to prove that:
- A third party owed you a duty of care
- This duty of care was breached, causing an incident or accident.
- You endured an injury as a result.
Later in this guide, we will look at the legal obligation that rail providers and other parties have to keep you safe when you use the station. For now, you just need to know that if you can prove an accident at London Euston train station was caused by negligence by a third party, a valid claim may exist.
How Busy Is Euston Station?
London Euston is one of the busiest stations serving the London area. We can look at data that the Government has made available to see this. From 2019 to 2020, before COVID travel restrictions, there were more than 44 million entries and exits to the station. However, from 2020 to 2021 this figure dropped to over 6.6 million.
Common Types Of Accidents At Railway Stations
An accident at a train station can result in injuries ranging from a minor injury such as a broken foot or a cut or laceration, through to serious injuries such as the loss of a limb. Below, are some example accident scenarios.
- A person using stairs falls down the staircase due to poorly maintained handrails.
- Maintenance equipment is left obstructing a walkway, causing someone to trip and fall.
- Poorly maintained facilities, such as a malfunctioning lift, cause an injury.
Railway Station Trip And Fall Accidents
A fall, trip or slip, can happen almost anywhere. However, a train station presents certain hazards that could result in this type of accident. Below, are a few examples.
- A floor that has been cleaned but not signposted properly, causes you to slip over.
- Poorly maintained flooring, tiles or carpet cause you to trip over.
- An escalator malfunctions and stops, causing you to fall down it.
Railway Passenger Accidents
Each rail provider or other party in control of an area of a station has to comply with rules and regulations related to public safety. For example, The Railway and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 relates directly to rail safety. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 outlines steps that can make an area safer. Failure to adhere to these laws could be deemed negligence if a breach of duty of care causes you an injury.
Different parties in the station could have responsibility for ensuring that the area they control is safe for visitors. For example, the rail provider may be responsible for areas such as the concourse or platform. Other parts of the station premises, such as a bus station, could be the responsibility of a different third party.
Railway Station Retail And Hospitality Accidents
Many train stations also have eateries and shops. It may be the responsibility of that business to ensure that your health and safety is protected. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act, parties in control of an area that’s accessible to the public should ensure that it is safe for visitors.
If you’ve suffered an injury due to third-party negligence, you may be able to claim. If you’re unsure as to who could be responsible, or you just want to know more about claiming, why not get in touch?
Did The Train Or Railway Station Operator Act In A Negligent Way?
We have looked at some of the rules and regulations that certain parties must adhere to, in order to keep you safe from an accident at London Euston train station.
The key fact here is that if you intend to try and claim for any injuries caused by such an accident, you must be able to prove negligence on the part of the station operator or other third party.
Could You Claim For Workplace Accidents At London Euston Train Station?
If you work on the station premises, then your employer has to adhere to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the regulator for workplace health and safety in Great Britain. It aims to help employers adhere to health and safety laws.
I Was Injured At London Euston Railway, Underground Or Bus Station. What Should I Do?
There are a number of steps you can take following an accident at London Euston train station in preparation for making a claim at a later stage. We have listed a few below.
- Seek proper, professional medical treatment. You can use the medical evidence later.
- You can photograph the cause of the accident if it’s safe and appropriate to do so.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact details. Their statements can be used at a later date.
- Begin to keep records of financial losses associated with your injuries.
You could also contact our team for some advice on claiming.
What Compensation Could You Claim After An Accident At London Euston Train Station?
We cannot simply give you an average figure for the amount of compensation you might get for an accident at London Euston train station. Every claim is unique. Compensation depends on factors such as the severity of your injuries and how much they have impacted you financially.
Under general damages, you can claim for your physical and psychological injuries, as well as the impact they’ve had on your enjoyment of life.
We based the below compensation table on the guidelines that are used by legal professionals to help when valuing claims, and are produced by the Judicial College. These guidelines list various injuries and potential awards.
|Tetraplegia (also called Quadriplegia)||Tetraplegia||£324,600 to|
|Significant brain damage. The compensation would be calculated by taking into account factors such as age and how much movement remains.|
|Hand||Loss of Both Hands||£140,660 to £201,490||A severe injury to both hands that leaves them with almost completely impaired function.|
|Finger||Amputation of the Terminal Phalanges of the Index and Middle Fingers||In the region of £24,990||Loss of the top part of the finger, with restricted function and possible scarring.|
|Thumb||Loss of Thumb||£35,520 to £54,830|
|Neck||Severe (ii)||£65,740 to £130,930||Severe neck injuries. For example, damage to the vertebrae or discs, as well as serious fractures.|
|Shoulder||Serious||£12,770 to £19,200||Serious shoulder injuries, such as the shoulder being dislocated or an injury to the bottom part of the brachial plexus.|
|Pelvis & Hips||Severe (i)||£78,400 to £130,930||Severe pelvic damage, such as the pelvis being dislocated from the back.|
|Severe Leg Injuries||Moderate (iv)||£27,760 to £39,200||Moderate leg injuries, such as multiple or complicated fractures.|
|Ankle||Very Severe||£50,060 to £69,700||Very severe ankle injuries including unusual injuries that result in deformity and further risk of injury.|
|Brain Damage||Moderate (ii)||£90,720 to £150,110||Moderate brain damage, resulting in a modest loss of intellectual capability.|
You may also be able to claim special damages. Under this, you can seek compensation for the financial losses you’ve accrued due to the injuries. This could include travel expenses if you’ve had to travel to and from hospital appointments, for example. It could also include the cost of care you needed or prescriptions.
Talk To Us About Railway Station Accident Claims
In some cases, you could be able to make a personal injury claim under a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that you would not pay your personal injury solicitor their success fee until the claim has been successful. If the claim is won, your lawyer will be due a success fee, but this is capped by law and discussed before you agree to make the claim.
If the claim loses, you don’t have to pay the solicitor a success fee at all.
Should you have additional questions this guide didn’t cover, or want some further help with making a claim for an accident at London Euston train station, use the info below to get in touch.
Railway And Other Public Space Accident Claims
Below, we have some potentially useful guides for you.
We also have our own guides below.
If you have any questions about claiming following an accident at London Euston train station, why not reach out?
Article by AH