Accident At London St Pancras International Train Station – Could I Make A Claim?

In this guide, we will explore the steps you could take should an accident at London St Pancras international train station occur. There are some cases where you are owed a duty of care by the person in control of a public space. If this duty of care is breached and you are caused harm as a result, you may be able to seek compensation.

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Accident at London St Pancras international train station claims guide

Our guide will explore the different types of train accidents that could occur a result of someone else’s negligence. This could help you understand when you might be eligible to seek compensation.

Additionally, it will explore the compensation you could receive should you make a successful claim. It will also look at the evidence you could provide in support of your case.

Furthermore, you may wish to hire a solicitor to help you pursue your potential personal injury claim. If so, this guide will provide information on the option of having a solicitor represent your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement.

For more information on anything regarding your case, you can speak to a member of our team. To get in touch, you can:

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What Could An Accident At London St Pancras International Train Station Be?

All of those in control of a public space must ensure they uphold the duty of care set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. As part of this duty of care, they must take reasonable steps to ensure they prevent your from experiencing harm. The reasonable steps they could take might include carrying out regular risk assessments to reduce or remove the risk any hazards pose to members of the public.

However, there are instances where the person in control of a public space might fail to uphold the duty of care they owe. For instance, there may have been a spill on the platform that wasn’t properly signposted. As a result, a passenger may have slipped and sustained a broken forearm.

In cases where negligence has caused you to experience physical or psychological harm, you may be able to seek compensation. For more information on whether you’re eligible to claim, get in touch with our team on the number above.

How Busy Are St Pancras International And The Eurostar Terminal?

Office of Rail and Road have released annual estimates of station usage for 2020-21. The statistics show that London St Pancras International was replaced as one of the top 10 most used stations.

Common Accidents In Railway Stations

There are various accidents that could occur in train stations. We have explored examples of these in the sections below.

Slip, Trip And Fall Risks At A Railway Stations

Examples of a slip or trip accident that could occur as a result of negligence might include:

  • There may have been stock left on the customer stairs causing a passenger to fall down the stairs and sustain an ankle injury.
  • A passenger may have fallen after not being made aware of the wide gap between the train and the platform edge. As a result, they may have sustained a broken leg.

How Do I Claim Against The Operator Of A Rail Service?

In order for you to make a valid train accident claim, you must be able to prove that someone else breached the duty of care they owed you. For example:

  • A passenger may have been injured while on board a train that derailed due to faulty signals. As a result, they may have sustained a broken hip.
  • A passenger may have sustained a crush injury due to a faulty escalator that hadn’t been adequately or regularly maintained.

Shop, Bar And Restaurant Accidents

There are some cases where someone experiences harm in a restaurant or shop located in the train station. For instance, someone may have suffered from a fatal allergic reaction after their server failed to provide the correct allergen information.

For more information on making an accidental death claim on behalf of the deceased, call our team.

Alternatively, our team can provide further information on steps you could take should an accident at London St Pancras international train station occur.

What Evidence Do You Need To Show The Station Operator Was Liable?

There are certain pieces of evidence that could help support your potential claim for a train station accident that caused you harm. For instance:

  • CCTV footage
  • Pictures of the accident
  • Pictures of the injuries
  • Contact details of any witnesses
  • Medical records

Additionally, you may be invited to attend an appointment with an independent medical professional. This appointment is often conducted as part of the claims process to provide more of an insight into the extent of the harm you suffered.

I Was Injured Working At A Railway Or Underground Station, Can I Claim Damages?

As an employee working in a train station, you are owed a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

As part of their duty of care, employers must take reasonable steps to prevent you from sustaining harm in the workplace. This could include providing you with adequate training to enable you to carry out your duties safely.

If your employer fails to uphold their duty of care and you are injured in a train worker accident as a result, you may be able to make a workplace accident claim.

Our team of expert claims advisors can help you further. Call us on the number above for more information.

Steps To Take Should An Accident At London St Pancras International Train Station Occur

In addition to collecting relevant and sufficient evidence to support your claim, there are other steps you could take following a train station accident. These might include:

  • Seeking professional medical attention: This can ensure you receive the correct treatment for any injuries you have sustained. It can also produce a set of medical records that highlight the diagnosis and treatment you received.
  • Keeping a record of any costs incurred: As part of the claims process, you could claim back certain costs and losses associated with your injuries. As such, it can be helpful to keep a record of these costs, such as receipts, invoices or payslips.
  • Seeking legal advice: You can seek free legal advice from our team of advisors. They can assess whether you hold a valid claim. If you do, they could assign a personal injury lawyer from our panel to represent your claim.

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

What Compensation Could You Claim For Train Station Accidents?

Each settlement may comprise general and special damages. General damages compensate for the pain and suffering caused by any physical or psychological injuries.

A document called the Judicial College Guidelines is often used by solicitors and other legal professionals to help them value the general damages head of your claim. We have used figures from the guidelines to create the table below.

Please only use the figures as a guide because your settlement will differ to what’s listed.

InjuryAdditional NotesCompensation
(b) ParaplegiaSeveral factors will be considered when assessing what award is given, such as age and life expectancy.£219,070 to
£284,260
(c) Moderate Brain Damage (iii)Cases in this bracket will see an impact on memory and concentration as well as other issues.£43,060 to £90,720
(c) Moderate Ankle InjuryThis bracket includes fractures that lead to disabilities of a less serious nature such as difficulty walking or standing for a long period of time.£13,740 to £26,590
(b) Severe Leg Injuries (ii)Very Serious injuries that cause a permanent issues with mobility as well as other ongoing problems.£54,830 to £87,890
(a) Severe Pelvis & Hip Injuries (ii)Injuries in this bracket include a pelvis fracture dislocation involving the ischial and pubic rami.£61,910 to £78,400
(c) Moderate Shoulder InjuriesCases of a frozen shoulder that causes limited movement and discomfort for around two years.£7,890 to £12,770
(a) Severe Neck Injuries (i)Cases in this bracket might include a neck injury that's associated with incomplete paraplegia.In the region of £148,330
(t) Serious Thumb InjuriesInjuries in this bracket may result in amputation of the tip and damage to the nerves.£12,590 to £16,760
(m) Little Finger InjuryWhere the little finger has been amputated.£8,640 to £12,240
(c) Total Or Effective Loss of One HandCases might include where the hand was crushed resulting in amputation.£96,160 to £109,650

Your settlement may also include special damages that account for any financial loss incurred as a result of the injuries.

For example, if you have been unable to work while recovering from the injuries, you may be able to claim back the loss of earnings. However, you will need evidence to prove any losses, such as payslips.

How Do I Start My Claim?

You could hire an experienced personal injury solicitor from our panel to help you start your potential claim. They offer No Win No Fee services which means they can represent your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Under a CFA, there are no:

  • Upfront costs
  • Ongoing fees

If your claim is successful, you will pay a success fee from your compensation. The fee is capped by law and is outlined in more detail in the CFA you sign before your claim proceeds. However, for claims that have an unsuccessful outcome, you won’t need to pay for your solicitors services.

For more information about how to work with a solicitor from our panel, our team could help. They could also discuss the steps you could take should an accident at London St Pancras international train station occur.

To get in touch you can:

  • Call on 0800 408 7825
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  • Speak with an advisor using the live chat feature below.

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