Accidents At Wimbledon Train Station – Could I Make A Claim?

This guide will explain the steps you could take should accidents at Wimbledon train station occur. As a member of the public, you are owed a duty of care by the person in control of a public space. This means they must take reasonable steps to ensure you are kept safe from harm. However, there are instances where they might not do so. If the breach of duty causes someone to sustain physical or psychological harm, you may be eligible to seek compensation.

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Accidents at Wimbledon train station claims guide

In this guide, we will provide examples of how someone else’s negligence could cause you to sustain harm.

Additionally, we will explore the compensation that could be awarded should you make a successful claim. We’ll also look at the evidence you could gather to support your case.

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What Could Accidents At Wimbledon Train Station Be?

Train station accidents could occur as a result of someone acting negligently. This means they have:

  • Owed you a duty of care
  • Breached the duty of care they owed you
  • Caused you physical or psychological harm as a result

The person in control of a public space owe members of the public a duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. As such, they must ensure they take practical steps to protect you from experiencing harm while using the space. This applies to those in control of train stations.

If the duty of care they owe is breached, causing you physical or psychological harm as a result, you may be able to seek compensation for the harm suffered.

For more information about making a public transport accident claim, please get in touch on the number above.

Station Accident Statistics

The Office of Rail and Road publishes statistics each year that help us understand how busy Britain’s train stations are.

As such, we can see that during the year 2020-21 there were an estimated 4,433,406 entries and exits in Wimbledon train station.

Types Of Train Station Accident And Injury Claims

Below, we have explored examples of different train accidents that could be caused by someone’s negligence.

Accidents Caused By Sliding On Wet Platforms

During adverse weather, the person in control of a public space should take steps to reduce the risks posed by wet floors. For example, wet floor signs or other signage could be put down to make people aware of slippery floors and warn them to proceed with caution.

A failure to do so could result in someone sustaining a broken forearm in a slip, trip or fall accident.

Accidents On Mainline And Underground Trains

Train companies are responsible for their passenger’s safety when they are onboard the train. As such, the train company must remove health and safety hazards that pose a risk of causing train accidents.

For example, they should make people aware of when the train doors are closing. A failure to do so could result in someone sustaining a crushed leg injury.

Accidents At Wimbledon Train Station, In A Shop Or Cafe

Train station accidents could also occur in shops and restaurants in the train station. For example, you may have sustained a severe allergic reaction to sesame after your server gave you the wrong information about the allergens in one of their dishes.

For information on when claims for accidents at Wimbledon train station could be made, please get in touch using the number above.

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How Do I Prove Liability In A Personal Injury Claim?

In order to prove liability in a personal injury claim, you should provide sufficient evidence to support your case. Evidence you could gather might include:

  • Video footage of the accident, such as CCTV
  • Photographic evidence of the accident and your injuries
  • Contact details of any witnesses

You could also provide medical evidence in the form of a report produced from an independent medical appointment. A solicitor from our panel could arrange this for you as part of the claims process. The report can provide a more detailed account of how badly your injuries have impacted your quality of life.

Staff Accidents In Stations

Employers have a duty of care to ensure their employees are kept safe from harm in the workplace. As part of the duty of care, they must take reasonable steps to reduce or remove the risk any hazards pose. This is set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

A failure to uphold this duty of care could result in someone sustaining a broken cheekbone after slipping on a wet floor that wasn’t properly signposted.

Please contact us today to inquire about making a workplace injury claim.

What Steps Can You Take Should Accidents At Wimbledon Train Station Occur?

There are certain steps you could take following an accident in a train station. For example, you could seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer.

As well as helping you through each stage of the claims process, they could ensure you have sufficient evidence to strengthen your case.

In addition, they could arrange for you to attend an independent medical assessment as part of your claim.

For more information on the steps you could take should accidents at Wimbledon train station occur, please call our team.

How Much Compensation For Accidents At Wimbledon Train Station Could I Claim?

If you claim compensation for a train station injury, you may receive up to two heads of claim. These include:

  • General damages which compensate for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.
  • Special damages which compensate for any financial costs and losses caused by your injuries. This could include loss of earnings, medical expenses and travel expenses. However, you must have evidence to support your case, such as payslips or receipts.

A publication called the Judicial College Guidelines is often used by solicitors to help them value the general damages portion of your claim. It sets out bracket compensation amounts that relate to different injuries.

We have include amounts from the most recent edition of the guidelines, published in April 2022, in the table below but you should only use them as a guide.

Type Of InjurySeverityNotesDamages
Ankle injuries(a) Very severeAnkle injuries in this bracket might include transmalleolar fractures which also have extensive degrees of soft tissue damage. The person could be left with a deformed ankle and there may be future risk to the leg.£50,060 to £69,700
Pelvic/ Hip injuries(b) Moderate (i)A significant pelvis or hip injury without any major permanent disability.£26,590 to £39,170
Arm injuries(c) Less severeThe person could have suffered significant disabilities, but will have either made a substantial recovery, or is expected to do so.£19,200 to £39,170
Elbow injuries(b) Less severeWhilst less severe, the injury still causes impaired elbow function. The elbow should not require major surgery and should not involve a significant disability.£15,650 to £32,010
Wrist injuries(b)An injury to the wrist which results in a disability. The disability is considered as significant and permanent. The person will retain some useful movement.£24,500 to £39,170
Hand injuries(e) Serious hand injuriesA hand injury that is serious and may reduce function and usefulness of the hand by as much as 50%. Examples could include several fingers being amputated and reattached leaving the hand clumsy and clawed.£29,000 to £61,910
Leg injuries(a) Severe (iii)Serious injuries such as a compound fracture and joint damage.£39,200 to £54,830
Knee injuries(b) Moderate (i)Injuries in this bracket may involve a torn cartilage or dislocations. The knee is left with minor instability, weakness and wasting or a mild degree of disability in the future. £14,840 to £26,190
Achilles Tendon injuries(b) SeriousWhere there has been a complete division of the tendon but it has been successfully repaired. £24,990 to £30,090
Foot injuries(e) SeriousInjuries which lead to continuing pain due to traumatic arthritis. £24,990 to £39,200

Could A No Win No Fee Solicitor Help Me?

Our panel of solicitors can work on your claim on a No Win No Fee basis by offering to represent your case under a Conditional Fee Agreement. As part of the agreement, no upfront costs for your solicitors services are required. In addition, for claims that have an unsuccessful outcome, you won’t need to pay for your solicitors services.

If your claim does succeed, a success fee is taken in the form of a legally capped percentage from your compensation. There will be more details on the fee outlined in the agreement you sign before your claim proceeds.

To discuss the option of working with a solicitor from our panel on this basis, get in touch with our team. They can also provide information on when claims for accidents at Wimbledon train station could be made.

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