Accidents At London Paddington Train Station – Could I Make A Claim?

In this guide, we will explore the steps you could take should an accident at London Paddington train station occur. The person in control of a public space owes a duty of care to members of the public. As such, they must take reasonable steps to prevent members of the public from experiencing harm. If the duty of care you were owed was breached, causing you physical or mental harm, you may be able to seek compensation.

Accident At London Paddington Train Station

A Guide On An Accident At London Paddington Train Station

This guide will explore the different types of train station accidents that could occur as a result of negligence. As such, it could help you understand when you might be eligible to claim.

Additionally, it will look at the steps you could take before launching a valid claim. For instance, the evidence you could gather to support your claim and seeking legal advice from an experienced personal injury solicitor.

A solicitor with experience in personal injury claims could help you through the process of seeking compensation. However, we understand you may be apprehensive of the costs often involved with hiring legal representation. If so, this guide could help by providing information on the option of a No Win No Fee arrangement.

We hope this guide provides the information you need. However, if you have any questions regarding your potential claim, please get in touch using the details below:

  • Telephone: 0800 408 7825
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What Could An Accident At London Paddington Train Station Be?

The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 is a piece of legislation that sets out the duty of care for those in control of a public space. As part of their duty of care they must take reasonable steps to remove or reduce the risk of any hazards causing members of the public harm. The reasonable steps they could take might include:

  • Carrying out regular risk assessments and acting on any findings
  • Providing adequate training to staff on health and safety

However, there are instances when someone might fail to uphold the duty of care they owe. As a result, accidents at a train station could occur causing physical or psychological damage to someone.

For example, there may be have been a spill on the floor of the platform. However, a wet floor sign may not have been put down. As a result, a passenger may have slipped and suffered a broken leg injury after disembarking from the train.

To find out when claims for a potential accident at London Paddington train station could be possible, call our team.

How Busy Is London Paddington Station?

According to the Station Usage 2020/21 Statistical Release from the Office of Rail and Road, the top 10 most used stations included:

  • Highbury & Islington
  • Clapham Junction
  • Barking
  • East Croydon

The report showed that these stations replaced London Paddington as well as other London stations.

Types Of Accidents At Railway, Underground And Bus Stations

There are many ways that a train station accident could occur as a result of someone else’s negligence. We have provided examples of accidents that could occur in the sections below.

Accidents Caused By Trip Or Fall Hazards

A passenger might slip or trip and suffer an ankle injury when getting off the train due to the platform being slippery as a result of poor weather conditions.

If there were no steps taken to reduce the risk of passengers slipping, such as putting down a wet floor sign, the person in control of the public space may have been negligent.

Accidents On A Railway Train, Underground Train Or A Bus

A risk assessment of the train may not have been carried out. As a result, the train doors may have been faulty causing someone to sustain a crush injury and a broken hip after being trapped in the doors.

For information on claiming for a public transport accident, call our team.

Accidents At London Paddington Train Station Restaurants Or Shops Or Restaurants

Restaurants in a train station must ensure they provide customers with a way to access allergen information. This could be in the form of a written allergen menu or information on where allergen information can be accessed. Failure to do so could result in someone suffering a severe allergic reaction.

To find out the steps you could take should an accident at London Paddington train station occur, please get in touch.

How To Prove Liability In A Train Station Accident

In order for a personal injury lawyer to help you make a claim for harm suffered in a train station accident, you must be able to prove that:

  • You were owed a duty of care
  • Someone breached the duty of care owed to you
  • You experienced a physical injury or psychological harm as a result

As such, you would need to gather evidence to support your claim. This could include:

  • CCTV footage
  • Pictures of your injuries
  • Pictures of the accident scene
  • Witness contact details

To find out when claims for a potential accident at London Paddington train station could be made, please contact our team.

Could I Make A Workplace Accident Claim For Injuries Sustained At A Train Station?

If you are involved in a train worker accident that causes you harm due to your employers negligence, you may be able to claim for an accident at work.

Your employer must ensure they uphold the duty of care they owe you as set out in the Health and Safety and Work etc. Act 1974. This involves your employer taking reasonable steps to prevent you from experiencing harm.

If they fail to do so and you sustain harm as a result, a claim may be possible.

How To Make A Public Liability Accident Claim

There are some steps you can take to launch a claim for an accident in a public place. For instance, you could:

  • Attend a medical assessment: This is often required as part of the claims process and involves an independent medical professional assessing your injuries. The report from this assessment can highlight the full extent of the harm you sustained. As such, it can be used as evidence to support your claim.
  • Seek legal advice: You may be able to work with an experienced personal injury solicitor from our panel. They can help you gather relevant evidence to support your case and arrange for you to attend the medical assessment.

For more information on the steps you could take should an accident at London Paddington train station occur, get in touch on the number above.

What Could I Claim For An Accident At London Paddington Train Station?

After making a successful personal injury claim, you could receive general and special damages in your settlement.

General damages cover the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. Legal professionals often use the Judicial College guidelines alongside other evidence to accurately calculate the value of your injuries.

The table below contains figures from the most recent edition of these guidelines, published in April 2022. Please only use them as a guide though because each settlement is assessed individually.

InjuryNotesCompensation
Hand injuries(a) Where both hands of been totally or effectively lost. £140,660 to £201,490
Hand injuries(u) Moderate thumbg injuries that cause sensory impairment and function as well as other issues.£9,670 to £12,590
Hand injuries(j) Fractured index finger that has healed quickly but still leaves an impact on grip.£9,110 to £12,240
Neck injuries(a) Severe: (iii) Injuries in this bracket include those that cause fractures, dislocations and severe soft tissue damage.£45,470 to £55,990
Pelvis and Hip Injuries(a) Severe: (i) Injuries include pelvis fractures that are extensive and cause several issues.£78,400 to £130,930
Shoulder injuries(a) Severe: Shoulder injuries associated with damage to the neck and brachial plexus damage.£19,200 to £48,030
Leg injuries(b) Severe (iv) This bracket includes moderate complicated and multiple fractures as well as severe crushing injuries.£27,760 to £39,200
Brain Damage(c) Moderate (i) Cases in this bracket will see the person experiencing an intellectual deficit of a moderate to severe nature and other issues.£150,110 to £219,070
Ankle injuries(a) Very severe: Injuries in this bracket include transmalleolar fractures involving extensive soft tissue damage causing several issues.£50,060 to £69,700
Foot injuries(b) Where one foot has been amputated.£83,960 to £109,650

You could also receive special damages which cover the financial losses caused by your injuries. These could include loss of earnings if you have been unable to work while recovering from your injuries. However, you must provide evidence, such as payslips, to prove any losses.

Contact Us To Start Your Railway Accident Or Injury Claim

You may be able to make a personal injury claim under a No Win No Fee arrangement. This could include a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Under a CFA, you won’t pay any costs upfront for your solicitors services. You also won’t pay any ongoing fees during the course of your claim.

For claims that succeed, you will pay a success fee from your compensation. It’s legally capped and outlined in more detail in the CFA you sign before your claim begins. If your claim fails, there will be no requirement for you to pay the success fee.

The solicitors from our panel could offer to represent your claim on this basis. For more information, get in touch using the details below:

  • Telephone: 0800 408 7825
  • Online: Fill out our online contact form with your query.
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For information on when claims for an accident at London Paddington train station could be made, call our team.