Every party in control of an area within Romford station has a responsibility to do everything they practically can to prevent visitors from suffering an injury. As occupiers of a public space, it is their responsibility to actively look for any hazards within their space and to take actions to manage or remove them. This is a guide that will show you if you could be eligible to make a claim for suffering an accident at Romford Train station.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about making a personal injury claim and inform you of what you might need to do and know before beginning a claim. It will also give you information about how you could get the support of a solicitor during your claim.
You can also speak with one of our advisers directly, for information about personal injury claims, and the compensation you could be able to claim. You can speak to one now by;
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- What Is An Incident Or Accident At Romford Train Station?
- What Type Of Accident At Romford Train Station Could You Claim For?
- When Are Station Operators Liable For Accidents And Injuries?
- Steps You Can Take If Injured In An Accident At Romford Train Station
- How To Calculate Compensation For An Accident At Romford Train Station
- Start A Railway Station Injury Claim
Train stations are subject to public health and safety laws. As spaces open to the public, the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 is in effect. The Act calls for the people in charge of spaces such as these to make sure that their premises have been made as safe as they practically can be made.
This is a duty of care, and every party running a service within a train station, owes a duty of care to anyone who uses their area.
If they breach their duty of care, then a person who is injured as a consequence could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Please speak to our advisers for any questions you might have about personal injury claims, and information on what you could do if you have suffered an injury because of an accident at Romford train station.
How Many Passengers Use Romford Rail Station?
Romford train station was used by an estimated 3,133,122 passengers in the year 2020/21.
Within train stations, you could be eligible to make a claim if you were injured by a hazard that the train station operator was expected to have dealt with. These include health hazards such as:
- Obstacles on pathways: if materials are present on the ground, it could be the station operator’s responsibility to cordon them off or remove them to remove the risk of injury.
- Faulty facilities that the operator is aware of, but fails to attend to. For example, a handrail may be coming off the wall, causing someone to fall down the stairs.
If you were injured on a train, please speak to one of our advisers. They can discuss what options you may have if you had suffered an accident at Romford train station.
Tripping, Slipping And Falling On Station Facilities
Reports from the ORR show slips, trips and falls to be the leading cause of severe injuries in train stations. Actions should be taken, by any parties running a service within the station to prevent slipping injuries and their common causes. This can be done through, for instance:
Incidents Involving Trains
A duty of care is also present on the trains. The train service operators have a responsibility to make sure that their trains are safe for public use. This can involve taking actions to deal with common health hazards to passengers, such as ensuring seating is safe for use.
Accidents Involving Third Parties
A duty of care will also be applicable to the parties that run services within the station. The shops present have to make sure that their premises are safe to use.
If you were injured by an unsafe item, such as a broken chair within a shop, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation against the shop.
Personal injury claims will depend on the negligence of the other side. If a person is injured by a hazard that a station operator should reasonably have dealt with, then the station operator can be found to have been negligent.
For example, if the area of the roof collapsed due to a lack of maintenance, then the station operator could be liable. It is their responsibility to be aware of the risks of a lack of maintenance, and to take actions to prevent such accidents.
Our advisers can give you more information about liability in a possible accident at Romford train station.
Romford Station Work-Related Injury Claims
Employees of a train station are also owed a duty of care.
The duty of care for employees is different in that it does not only apply to the space they will be working in. The duty of care for employees extends to their work.
If there are actions a station operator can reasonably take to make their employees work safer, then they are expected to take them. This can include:
- Risk assessments of environments they will be working in
- Training before assignment of tasks
- Safety equipment wherever it may be necessary
As employers, train station operators are subject to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) and an employee injured because of their negligence can also make a claim against them.
Please speak to one of our advisers for information about employer liability if you suffered an injury at work.
If you were injured because of the negligence of an occupier, you can gather evidence of the injury and its cause to help you prove your personal injury claim.
Evidence can be:
- Medical Evidence: The treatment you receive for your injury can be used as part of your medical evidence
- CCTV (or similar recordings): Train stations often have CCTV. If your injury was captured, you can request footage of it to use as evidence
- Witnesses: Collect the contact details of witnesses to your accident. You could use their statements at a later date.
Please reach out to one of our advisers to discuss what you might need to begin your claim. They can offer you advice on claims and what to possibly do after an injury following an accident at Romford train station.
Factors such as the severity of your injury influence the compensation amount you could be awarded.
The compensation for the pain and distress from the injury is known as general damages. To show you potential compensation awards, we have included a table of injuries and awards taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This is a publication solicitors use when valuing injuries.
|Severe Neck Injury: (ii)
|Serious fracture leading to severe disabilities
|Severe Neck Injury: (iii)
|Pain and disability from severe tissue damage
|Moderate Neck Injury: (ii)
|A soft tissue injury causing severe pain
|Severe Pelvis Injury: (i)
|Pelvis fractures extending to the lower back
|£78,400 to £130,930
|Severe Pelvis Injury: (iii)
|A fracture requiring a hip replacement
|£39,170 to £52,500
|Less Serious Leg Injuries: (i)
|Incomplete recovery from a fracture
|£17,960 to £27,760
|Less Serious Leg Injuries: (ii)
|A femur fracture
|£9,110 to £14,080
|Severe Knee Injury: (i)
|Severe ligament damage
|£69,730 to £96,210
|Severe Knee Injury: (ii)
|Fracture extending to the knee
|£52,120 to £69,730
|Severe Ankle Injury
|That requires a lengthy treatment and causes trouble walking
|£31,310 to £50,060
The compensation for the financial loss associated with your injuries is known as special damages.
This can include:
- Loss of income
- Costs towards treatment
- Adaptation costs
For a compensation valuation of your claim and injury, please reach out to one of our advisers.
Our advisers can give you more information about your claim, and value it to see if you could be able to work with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
This is a solicitor whose payment will be dependent on the outcome of your claim. They will only take on your claim if they feel you have a high likelihood of winning, as their payment comes from the awarded compensation. This means you do not have to pay them an upfront success fee, and you do not have to pay any ongoing success fee.
If the claim wins, then a success fee, a percentage you both agree to, is taken from the awarded compensation. This percentage is also capped by law.
To see if a No Win No Fee solicitor could help you, please reach out to one of our advisers now by:
Train, Station And Bus Accident Claim Resources
Other resources you might find helpful include:
- GOV: Request CCTV footage featuring yourself
- GOV: Request statutory sick pay
- NHS: Request medical records
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