Accidents At Dalston Kingsland Train Station Compensation Claims Guide

In this guide, we will discuss the steps that can be taken if injuries are suffered in accidents at Dalston Kingsland train station. Accidents within a train station could occur in the station itself, or maybe at one of the outlets such as a cafe or shop, within this guide, we look at the difference between accidents caused that could have been avoided and incidents where no one is at fault. 

Situated in North London and connecting popular destinations like Stratford and Camden, Dalston Kingsland train station is part of the London Overground network. It is a busy transport hub, with the Office of Rail and Road reporting in its statistics that there were 2,129,528 entries and exits at the station in 2021/22.

This guide will begin looking at how avoidable accidents that lead to injuries can form the basis of a personal injury claim, we will do this by looking at the eligibility criteria for compensation claims. Following on there are examples of how accidents could occur at a train station and what injuries have the potential to result. Examples of evidence and looking at how compensation is calculated for personal injury claims can be seen further in the guide. To conclude we take a look at the benefits of No Win No Fee agreements. 


Accidents At Dalston Kingsland Train Station Compensation Claims Guide

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What Are Accidents At Dalston Kingsland Train Station?

Accidents could happen in different places within a train station, apart from the main area of the station itself, very often there will be shops, cafes or even bars and pubs. The occupier of the station such as the operator along with all the occupiers of any of the businesses within the station will owe visitors a duty of care to keep them reasonably safe. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 applies this duty of care. 

When this duty of care is not upheld, it is possible for avoidable accidents to occur. If a visitor is injured in an avoidable accident, then the occupier of the premises could be liable for the suffering caused. In order to make a personal injury claim you need to be able to satisfy the below criteria:

  • Be able to show that you were owed a duty of care.
  • Have proof of how this duty of care was breached,
  • And what injuries you suffered as a result.

Can I Claim As A Dalston Kingsland Train Station Employee?

Employees working at the station or on the train also have the right to be protected from harm. Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that employers need to ensure that they take reasonably practicable steps to keep employees safe in the workplace.

Again the eligibility criteria for making a personal injury claim but this time after an accident at work are as follows:

  • You were owed a duty of care by your employer at the time and place of the accident. 
  • They breached their duty.
  • This led to an accident that caused you physical and/or psychological harm.

Time Limits For Personal Injury Claims

Because of The Limitation Act 1980, a personal injury claim must start within three years of the accident date. With that being said, some exceptions can alter the time limit.

Our advisors can cover the steps that could be taken for those who suffer injuries should accidents at Dalston Kingsland train station occur. Please call or contact us online if you would like to know more.

How Could An Accident In A Train Station Occur?

As with any train station, accidents at Dalston Kingsland train station could come about for many different reasons. These hypothetical examples look at where a third party breaching their duty of care could lead to an accident.

  • A station operator does not take action to fix a broken platform and no warning signs are placed. A person walking down the platform falls, sustaining a knee injury as a result.
  • An employee is asked to load large heavy items onto a cargo train. The employee has had no manual handling training. They fall under the weight of a heavy load and are hospitalised with broken hip and back injuries.
  • The proprietor of a pub situated in the station does not properly affix a sign to the wall above the pub’s door. It falls and strikes a passenger, causing a head injury.

Should a Dalston Kingsland station accident occur that injures you and you feel could have been avoided, you could come to us for advice on the next steps you could take.

Proving Liability In A Train Station Accident Claim

If you were to pursue compensation for an injury suffered in an accident at a train station, you would need to present as much supporting evidence as possible. Proof that may strengthen your claim could come in the form of:

  • Photographs of the accident scene and any visible injuries.
  • Footage, whether it is from CCTV or a personal device.
  • Witness contact details.
  • Medical records showing the extent of injuries, such as an X-ray.

By calling and speaking to our advisors today for free, they can assess your train station injury claim. Should they find that it has a good foundation for the compensation, they could offer to connect you with a specialist solicitor from our panel. All the solicitors as part of the service they offer collect the evidence needed to pursue a claim. 

Calculating Compensation For Train Station Accident Claims

If you make a successful personal injury claim after being injured at a train station, a settlement can feature up to two heads of claim. One is general damages, which compensate for the physical injury and psychological distress inflicted in an accident.

We have included in this guide a table of guideline compensation brackets using figures from the Judicial College Guidelines. Legal professionals may use this document alongside medical evidence to calculate the value of different injuries during a claim.

Compensation Table

Please note that this table should only be used as a guide.

Injury Severity Compensation Description
Head Moderate (i) £150,110 to £219,070 Moderate to severe intellectual deficit, a personality change, an effect on sight, and speech.
Back Severe (i) £91,090 to £160,980 Serious spinal cord and nerve root damage with numerous severe consequences.
Back Moderate (i) £27,760 to £38,780 A variety of injuries could apply, such as a compression or crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae.
Neck Severe (i) In the region of £148,330 Injuries linked with permanent spastic quadriparesis, incomplete paraplegia or little to no neck movement in spite of wearing a neck collar.
Pelvis and Hips Severe (i) £78,400 to £130,930 Extensive pelvic fractures or a hip injury necessitating spinal fusion, each with residual disabilities ensuing.
Leg Injuries Very severe leg injuries (ii) £54,830 to £87,890 Permanent mobility issues stem from the injury.
Knee Severe (ii) £52,120 to £69,730 Constant pain caused by a leg fracture extending into the knee joint.
Wrist Injuries Resulting in Complete Loss of Function £47,620 to £59,860 For example, an arthrodesis is performed on the wrist.
Other Arm Injuries Injuries Resulting in Permanent and Substantial Disablement £39,170 to £59,860 One or both forearms are seriously fractured.
Shoulder Severe £19,200 to £48,030 Significant disability, caused by brachial plexus damage.

How Do Special Damages Work?

You may be able to seek special damages if general damages are awarded. This second head of claim compensates for the financial loss suffered due to an injury. Such outgoings could include:

  • Travel expenses made necessary by injury.
  • Unavoidable treatment or prescription costs.
  • Personal care fees.
  • A loss of earnings if you are unable to work while injured.

Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim For An Accident At Dalston Kingsland Train Station

If you would like the help of a personal injury solicitor on your case why not call our advisors today? They will assess your case free of charge, and if they see you have an eligible case, they could connect you with a personal injury solicitor from our panel. All the solicitors offer their services under a No Win No Fee arrangement 

The type of contract they use is a Conditional Fee Agreement which is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement where you do not pay solicitor fees upfront or as the case progresses. Should the claim fail, you will not pay for the work your solicitor has done at all.

A winning case would mean your solicitor collects a success fee afterwards. This would be a percentage of the compensation awarded to you, capped by The Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.

Discuss What Steps To Take After An Accident At A Train Station

You may already have your evidence together or might need assistance in proving your train station injury. Our advisors can help in any case, and a solicitor from our panel could step in right away if you have a valid claim.

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