Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station – How Do I Make A Claim?

There is a responsibility to work to prevent accidents and injuries happening in train stations; it falls on the station operator, and any other party or person that runs a service within a train station. If they do not look for and deal with any hazards present in their area, then a person who is injured by a hazard could be eligible to make a personal injury claim. This is a guide to safety in train stations that will explain when claims may be justified for accidents at Willesden Junction train station. 

accidents at Willesden Junction train station

accidents at Willesden Junction train station

This guide will discuss the personal injury claims process; it will explain how liability for injuries is assessed, and show you whether you could be eligible to make a claim. If you are, it will show you how to begin a claim, and how to get in touch with a personal injury solicitor to help you.

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  1. What Are Passenger Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station? 
  2. Where Could Train Station Accidents Happen? 
  3. Understanding The Station Operator’s Liability 
  4. Action To Take After Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station 
  5. Valuing Compensation For Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station 
  6. Speak With Our Specialist Team 

What Are Passenger Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station? 

Public health and safety laws protect you when you use any service open to the public. One such law is the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. It makes it the responsibility of the occupier (the party in charge of a space that’s accessible to the public) to: 

  • Assess the areas they are in charge of for any risks 
  • Manage the risks, or remove them entirely

This is a duty of care. An occupier owes a duty of care to anyone who uses their service or space. Train stations and every service present or running within them will have a duty of care in place.

If you are injured in a train station by a hazard that the occupier will be expected to have dealt with, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. 

Please speak to our advisers for more information about personal injury claims and to discuss possible accidents at Willesden Junction Train Station.

Willesden Junction Station Statistics 

The Office of Rail & Road (ORR) annual statistics on estimated station usage showed Willesden Junction train station to be used by 2,795,956 passengers in 2020/21.

Where Could Train Station Accidents Happen? 

The duty of care means occupiers have to be alert to hazards that could be present within their space, and take actions to prevent them. 

An accident at a train station could be caused by: 

  • Malfunctioning Equipment: Checks to make sure equipment is functioning properly before opening it to public use can help prevent accidents and injuries. An injury could be caused, for example, by a malfunctioning and jolting escalator. 
  • Unsafe Materials: Unsafe items, like broken glass, should be removed if they are present in the station. 

If you were injured by a preventable hazard in a train station, please speak to one of our advisers for information about personal injury claims and possible accidents at Willesden Junction Train Station.

Tripping Or Falling From A Platform 

Slips, trips and falls are common accidents and are the main cause of non-workforce severe injuries, as identified by station safety reports. 

Occupiers within a train station have to do everything they practically can to manage slipping and tripping hazards. This can involve: 

  • Signs
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance

Public Accident Claims Against The Station Operator 

The station operator is the party in charge of the station itself. The trains, or any outlet facilities present (such as shops or food stores) might be operated separately. The responsibility to manage them, and ensure their safety may not, in those instances, fall on the station operator. 

However, if you were injured due to third-party negligence on a train or in a store in the station, you could still claim.

Further Willesden Junction Station Incidents 

Any shops present or trains operating within a station will owe you a duty of care. 

Any facilities present must be made as safe as they reasonably can be. If they aren’t, you could take action if you suffer an injury. 

Trains, similarly, must be made as safe as they reasonably can be, before being open to use by passengers. 

Understanding The Station Operator’s Liability 

Liability in personal injury claims is dependent on 

  • A party owed you a duty of care under law
  • They breach their duty of care to you
  • You endured an injury because of this

If you are using their premises, then a party, such as the station operator, owes you a duty of care. If you are injured by a hazard, that they should have dealt with, then this is looked at as a station operator failing in their duty of care and can be considered negligence. 

To make a personal injury claim, you will need to have been affected by an injury

Please speak to one of our advisers if you want to know more about station operator liability. They can also give you more information about claims after accidents at Willesden Junction Train station 

Who Is Responsible For Workplace Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station? 

Employers at the station will owe employees a duty of care. 

According to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA), employers should take reasonable measures to provide employees with a safe working environment. 

This applies to:  

  • The area they are working in 
  • The tasks they are asked to perform

Employers should make sure working tasks have been made as safe as they practically can be. This can be done through :

  • Risk assessments 
  • Training 
  • Provision of necessary equipment 

If you suffered an injury at work because of unsafe working conditions, please speak to one of our advisers now.  

Action To Take After Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station 

If you were injured because of negligence by an occupier or your employer, you can collect supporting evidence to help prove your personal injury claim. 

There are two key factors that evidence revolves around in personal injury claims. Evidence of:

  1. Injury  
    • Evidence of the injury and its effects. This could involve: 
      • Medical reports of your injury 
      • Records of the financial losses you are suffering because of the injury 
  2. Negligence 
    • Showing how the third party was negligent. This could include:
      • CCTV footage of your accident 
      • Witness statements 

If you are looking for help with collecting evidence in your claim, then please reach out to one of our advisers now to see if you could be put through to a personal injury solicitor from our panel.

Valuing Compensation For Accidents At Willesden Junction Train Station 

Before valuing compensation, you will first need to know as much as you can about your injury. This is because the compensation you seek should reflect the effect the injury has had on you and the effect the injury will continue to have on you until you are recovered. 

An independent medical assessment can help you know more and help to inform you of what you could seek in general damages. General damages is the amount of compensation awarded for the injury. The worse the injury, the more that could be awarded in general damages. 

To illustrate this, we have included a table below of various injuries and potential compensation that could be claimed. The potential awards come from the 16th edition (April 2022) of the Judicial College Guidelines, which is a publication sometimes used by legal professionals when assessing compensation. 

InjuryNotesAward
Severe Ankle InjuriesRequiring plates to be inserted and there is residual disability.£31,310 to £50,060
Moderate Ankle InjuriesLigament tear causing difficulty walking£13,740 to £26,590
Modest Ankle InjuriesMinor sprain or ligament injuryUp to £13,740
Serious Achilles Tendon InjuryA successful repair of a complete division of the tendon£24,990 to £30,090
Moderate Achilles Tendon InjuryA serious tendon injury£12,590 to £21,070
Serious Foot InjuryContinued pain and risk of future injury£24,990 to £39,200
Moderate Foot InjuryFractures to the foot£13,740 to £24,990
Severe Toe InjuriesSevere damage from bursting wounds and injuries£13,740 to £21,070
Serious Toe InjuriesMultiple fractures to several toes£9,600 to £13,740
Moderate Knee InjuriesDislocated knee£14,840 to £26,190

You could also claim for financial losses you suffered because of the injury. This compensation is known as special damages. If you are unable to work or will need to spend money on treatment for a long time, the compensation you seek should reflect that. 

You can make a claim for any financial losses directly tied to your injury. Please speak to one of our advisers for a compensation valuation. 

Speak With Our Specialist Team 

Speak to one of our advisers if you want to discuss your claim and 

  • Evaluate the merit of your claim 
  • Understand what a personal injury claim will entail 
  • Get a valuation of compensation for your claim

A consultation is not a solicitation of our services. It is merely a chance to discuss your claim, and learn more about your options.

Our advisers can also connect you to our panel of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors. This is a solicitor whose payment will depend on the success of your claim. They do not charge you an upfront fee for their services, nor an ongoing fee for it. They only charge a success fee if your claim wins; this is a percentage of your awarded compensation.

Please reach out to one of our advisers to see if a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel can help you make your claim. 

Accidents And Injuries On Public Transport 

Other resources you might find helpful, includes 

GOV: Government’s guide to accessing sick pay

GOV: A guide showing you how to request CCTV

NHS: Guide to requesting a referral to a specialist 

Thank you for reading our guide to accidents at Willesden Junction train station. We offer other guides on other topics such as: 

Public Park Accidents

Accident At Work Claims

Highway Accidents

Article by AH 

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