Accidents at Vauxhall train station can happen if the station operator does not uphold proper health and safety standards. You may be wondering if you can make a personal injury claim for a train station accident. To claim, another party must be liable for your injuries. For example, the station operator’s negligence may have caused the accident and your injuries, in which case you could make a compensation claim.
To see if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for your train station injuries, please contact Public Interest Lawyers today. Furthermore, if we can see you are eligible for compensation, we can appoint our panel of skilled solicitors to work on your claim. Please call our helpline on 0800 408 7825 to get started. Or continue reading to learn more.
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- What Are Accidents At Vauxhall Train Station?
- Typical Train Station Accidents In London
- Check To See If If Another Party Owed You A Duty Of Care
- What To Do After An Accident In Vauxhall Station
- How Much Could You Claim For Accidents At Vauxhall Train Station?
- Contact Our Team About Your Train Accident Claim
An accident is an unwanted mishap that results in an injury or illness. You can only claim compensation for an accident at a train station if a preventable accident injured you, and it was caused by third-party negligence.
Vauxhall Train Station is a National Rail station. South Western Railway manages Vauxhall Train Station. In addition, other businesses that operate on the premises, such as Vauxhall station shops, are responsible for the health and safety of the people that use their spaces. If you decide to pursue a claim, your solicitor will determine who was in control of the premises at the time of the accident and therefore potentially liable for your injuries.
Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the operators of public places such as train stations have a duty of care towards the people who use the space. Therefore, the station operators are responsible for ensuring that the station is a safe and hygienic environment, likewise under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, companies are also responsible for their employees’ health and safety at work.
Vauxhall Train Station Statistics
Statistics from the Office of Rail and Road show that during 2020/21, there were 4,986,700 entries and exits to Vauxhall train station.
Train stations can be hectic places. So, let’s look at accidents at Vauxhall train station that can happen if a third party acts negligently.
Slips And Falls On Station Property
Slips and falls can happen at Vauxhall underground station if the floors are wet. Likewise, customers can slip on an icy platform in the mainline station that has not been treated.
Alighting And Embarking Accidents
Train accidents can happen as passengers alight or disembark on a train. Passengers can be hurt stepping on or off trains. For example, a passenger may trip and fall if the step is faulty. Or, if the train doors are faulty, they could close on a passenger. Consequently, the passenger could suffer a crush injury.
What Other Passenger Accidents Could Be Claimed For?
Claims can be made for accidents at Vauxhall train station because of the negligence of a business operating in or around Vauxhall train station. A Vauxhall station shop, kiosk or taxi company may be liable for your injuries, for example.
Please get in touch with us if you are unsure whether or not you are eligible to make a public transport injury claim. Our helpline is free, and an advisor will be happy to answer your questions.
Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the controllers of public places and businesses owe you a duty of care when you are on their premises. As we have mentioned, this means they are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe and hygienic, to prevent you from being harmed. So, the station operator or a business may owe you a duty of care.
Under the following circumstances, you can potentially claim compensation for accidents at Vauxhall train station:
- The station operator or another party owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty of care.
- This caused an accident, which led to you being injured.
Check If You Are Eligible To Claim For A Workplace Accident?
As we have mentioned, South Western Railways and other businesses are responsible for their workers’ health and safety. Whether you are a permanent employee or a casual worker, you may be able to make a station worker injury claim. Suppose your employer’s negligence caused your accident and injuries. Please feel free to contact us to see if you are eligible to claim for an accident at work.
If you are injured because of Vauxhall train station accidents, you could do the following. Firstly, please get medical help. It is important to receive the appropriate medical treatment. And the doctor will record your injuries. So, you can use the record as evidence to support your claim.
You can also collect evidence to support your train station injury claim, including photographs of your injuries or the hazard that caused the accident. After that, please call Public Interest Lawyers to enquire about making a claim. We will be happy to discuss the incident and offer you free legal advice.
You will receive general damages if you successfully claim compensation for an injury caused by accidents at Vauxhall train station. General damages compensate you for the physical or mental harm the incident caused. You can also receive special damages which compensate you for any expenses related to your injuries.
You can use our compensation table below to estimate how much train station injury compensation you can receive in general damages. We used the 16th edition, Judicial College Guidelines, updated 2022 compensation brackets to create the compensation amounts in the table.
|Type Of Injury
|Notes On The Injury
|Severe (i) Pelvic/ Hip Injury
|£78,400 to £130,930
|An extensive pelvic fracture involving additional injuries such as a ruptured bladder or dislocated lower back. It is very likely that there will be residual disability.
|(r) Loss Of The Thumb
|£35,520 to £54,830
|The loss of the thumb
|Severe Ankle Injury
|£31,310 to £50,060
|An ankle injury which requires either an extensive period of treatment or a lengthy period being in plaster, or both, or where plates and pins must be inserted. There will be significant residual disability in the joint.
|Moderate (i) Pelvic/ Hip Injury
|£26,590 to £39,170
|A significant pelvic or hip injury but which does not cause a permanent major disability. There are not any great future risks.
|(c) Less Severe Arm Injury
|£19,200 to £39,170
|Whilst this person will have had a significant disability, they will have had or will expect a substantial degree of recovery.
|Severe (f) Finger Fractures
|Up to £36,740
|A severe fracture to a finger may require a partial amputation. The injury could impair the grip, reduce function and disturb sensation.
|(g) Less Serious Hand Injury
|£14,450 to £29,000
|Severe crush injuries to the hand which result in significant impairment of its function without surgery or even despite having an operation.
|(b) Serious Shoulder Injury
|£12,770 to £19,200
|A dislocated shoulder injury with injury to the brachial plexus. The person may experience neck and shoulder pain as well as an aching elbow.
|(c) Moderate Shoulder Injury
|£7,890 to £12,770
|A frozen shoulder which limits its movement and which causes discomfort. Symptoms of the injury could affect the person for around 2 years.
|(e) Clavicle Fracture
|£5,150 to £12,240
|Where the injury falls within the bracket will depend on the extent of the fracture suffered, what disability is caused and whether any further symptoms are permanent or temporary.
However, the table contents are advisory, and you may receive more or less money than we have included here. The table does not include special damages. Please contact us today if you would like a personalised estimate of how much you could claim.
To make accidents at Vauxhall train station claim, please get in touch with our team today. We will be happy to assess your case. And our panel of knowledgeable solicitors can handle your claim if you are eligible for compensation. You may choose to make a No Win No Fee claim, where you pay a success fee if your claim is successful.
Making A No Win No Fee Claim For Accidents At Vauxhall Train Station
- You won’t pay a success fee if you lose.
- Your success fee is deducted at a capped rate from your injury compensation payout.
- You don’t pay a solicitor’s fee. So, it’s more affordable for many claimants.
To see if you can begin your train station injury claim, please contact us today:
- Call us on 0800 408 7825, and an advisor will be happy to talk to you
- Contact us using the details included on our website
- Type a question for us into the live chat
Passenger, Public And Workplace Accident Resources
You can use these resources to learn more about claiming compensation for an accident in a public place.
An Office of Rail and Road guide to railway health and safety laws
A Health and Safety Executive guide to avoiding slipping accidents down ramped walkways
An HSE assessment of work-related ill health in railway operatives
We appreciate you taking the time to read our guide to accidents at Vauxhall train station.
Article by AH