This is a guide examining when claims for accidents at London Fenchurch Street Train Station may be justified. Before opening it to use by the public, London Fenchurch Street Train Station and all of its facilities should be made as safe as they practically can be.
The parties running services within the station have to look for any hazards and manage or remove the risk of harm they may present. If a member of the public or a member of staff were to be injured because they failed to do this, then the injured passenger may be able to claim compensation in a personal injury claim.
This guide will talk about safety in public train stations, and the responsibilities placed on people who run stations and the services within them. If you had suffered an accident in a train station, this guide will explain whether you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation, and show you how to begin a personal injury claim.
Our advisers can also help you with information about your injury and eligibility to make a claim. You can speak to an adviser now by:
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- What Are Incidents And Accidents At London Fenchurch Street Train Station?
- Common Incidents And Accidents Which Could Happen In Train Stations
- Was The Station Manager Negligent Or Liable For Your Accident?
- What To Do After Accidents At London Fenchurch Street Train Station
- Calculating Compensation For Accidents At London Fenchurch Street Train Station?
- Start A Train Station Injury Claim
The well-being of members of the public is protected by health and safety laws. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, for example, places a responsibility on every party in control of a space that is accessible to the public, to do everything they practically can to ensure the health and safety of the people using their services and spaces. The person in control of the space is known as the occupier, but there’s no requirement for them to actually occupy the space.
This is known as a duty of care, and it makes it an occupier’s duty to:
- Actively look for hazards
- Act to reduce or remove any hazards that pose a risk of injury,
If a person were to suffer an injury, because of a hazard that should have been dealt with, the party in charge of the area might be found liable. As a result, you may be able to launch a claim against them for compensation.
Please speak to our advisers for any questions you might have about personal injury claims and the potential accidents at London Fenchurch Street Train Station that could occur as a result.
Central London Station Usage Statistics
London Fenchurch train station is a central London rail station. It’s run by the train operating company c2c.
The Office of Rail & Road (ORR) provides statistics on the estimated use of various stations across the country.
Statistics On Accidents In Stations
The Office of Rail & Road rail safety report also reported there being 2,042 injuries to the public on mainline stations in 2020/21.
Train station accidents could be caused by a number of factors. However, you would need to show that it happened because of a duty of care breach. If it happened despite the party in control adhering to the duty of care you were owed, you would not be able to claim.
If you are looking for more information about liability for a train station accident or information about possible accidents at London Fenchurch Street Train Station, then please speak to one of our advisers. Otherwise, read on for information on how accidents in a train station could happen.
Tripping Or Falling Over
Rail safety reports from the Office of Rail & Road show slips, trips and falls to be the one of the leading causes of severe injuries at train stations. The people running the station and services within the station have a responsibility to prevent slipping injuries and their common causes.
Slips, trips and falls could occur if, for example, a leak from the ceiling caused a puddle on the floor that isn’t signposted. Someone could slip and sustain a broken wrist as a result.
Incidents Involving Trains
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 will also apply to the trains. Train service operators have a duty to make sure that their trains have been made safe for passengers to use. This includes when getting on and off the train.
For example, the conductor of the train could fail to confirm that it’s safe for the doors to open and close. As a result, you could get your little finger trapped in the door, resulting in a crush injury that leads to it being amputated.
Accidents In A Shop
Any shops present at a train station will also owe you a duty of care. If you are injured by an unattended hazard in their area, you might be eligible to make a claim against the parties that control, or manage the shops.
For example, you could be hit by items that fall off a shelf because they are poorly stacked. As a result, you might sustain a head injury
In order to make a personal injury claim, you’ll need to show that the following three criteria apply:
- You were owed a duty of care
- This duty was breached; and
- You were injured as a result
As we’ve already mentioned, if you were using the train station as a member of the public, then the duty of care you’re owed is set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. A breach in this duty of care that causes injury could entitle you to claim.
Could c2c Station Staff Claim For Workplace Accidents?
The HASAWA states that employers need to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the safety of the workspace. While they might not be able to remove all hazards completely, they should also make employees aware of the hazards that are present.
If you are looking for more information about making personal injury claims as an employee, then please speak to one of our advisers.
You might be wondering who could be liable if accidents at London Fenchurch Street Train Station were to occur. If you were injured because of an occupier’s negligence, you can gather evidence that can help prove your claim in the form of:
- Evidence of the hazard: Such as CCTV, or contact details of witnesses who can provide statements
- Evidence of the injury: A medical report of the injury you had suffered, or the treatment you received can act as part of the medical evidence you present.
A personal injury solicitor can help you gather evidence. Please speak to one of our advisers if you are looking for information about working with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
The injury you have suffered, and how it has affected you will influence how your compensation is assessed.
General damages is the amount of compensation awarded for the distress and pain the injury has caused you.
We have included a table of injuries below from previous claims, along with the general damages awarded for them. These figures come from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). They will not be a direct reflection of what you will be awarded but they do show you how these types of injuries are valued:
|Hand injuries: (c)
|Serious injuries that leave the hand damaged beyond use
|£96,160 to £109,650
|Hand injuries: (e)
|Serious injuries that reduce a hand’s capacity by half
|£29,000 to £61,910
|Hand injuries: (f)
|Serious finger fractures that reduce their function
|Up to £36,740
|Other Arm Injuries: (d)
|Simple Fractures of the Forearm
|£6,610 to £19,200
|Severe Back Injuries: (ii)
|Nerve damage that impacts mobility
|£74,160 to £88,430
|Severe Back Injuries: (iii)
|Chronic pain from a soft tissue injury
|£38,780 to £69,730
|Moderate Back Injuries: (ii)
|Backache from disturbed muscles and ligaments
|£12,510 to £27,760
|Serious Shoulder Injuries
|Pain in the neck and shoulder from a dislocated shoulder
|£12,770 to £19,200
|Moderate Shoulder Injuries
|Affected joint movement because of a soft tissue injury
|£7,890 to £12,770
|Moderate Ankle Injury
|A ligament tear or fracture
|£13,740 to £26,590
Special damages is the amount of compensation awarded for the financial losses the injury has caused you.
If you had suffered losses such as:
- A loss of income
- Travel costs to treatment
- Modifications to your house or vehicle to cope with your injury