Accidents occurring on buses, trains and other public transport vehicles can often cause multiple injuries due to their passenger load. Whilst the number of UK fatalities is decreasing in public transport, minor to serious injuries are still very common. If you have been involved in a public transport accident you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Bus related accidents can occur for a number of reasons. A bus might be involved in an accident with another road user, or passengers might be injured on a bus even if there’s no collision.
Occasionally, passengers are injured on a bus as a result of irresponsible driving. You might bump your head or hit your arm on a railing or the seat in front of you. Alternatively, you may fall over on a bus and become injured. Alternatively, injuries on a bus can occur if a passenger slips on liquid spilt in the aisle.
Whiplash is a common injury caused by bus accidents as passengers can be thrown forward very suddenly from their seat. As with any road traffic accidents, passengers can also experience fractures to their legs or arms.
If you were involved in a bus accident that wasn’t your fault you can claim against the individual who caused your injury.
Under government safety measures, bus companies and other public transport services are responsible for protecting their passengers. If they fail to comply with these measures and you become injured they have failed in their duty of care. As a result, you are entitled to seek compensation.
If you have a valid bus injury claim, you will be able to claim compensation for your injury. In addition, you may be able to recover any costs you have incurred as a result of your injury. These might include travel expenses, loss of earnings if you have had to take time off work or prescription costs.
Any accident on public transport can be traumatic, particularly if you’ve suffered injuries. At First Personal Injury, we also handle compensation claims involving a range of public transport accidents, such as:
I was a passenger in a car involved in a road traffic accident and suffered serious injuries to my right shoulder, my elbow and scarring to my forehead. I was unable to work for a long time. First Personal Injury dealt with my case from the outset. I never expected that I would receive £21,191.00 of compensation for my injuries and other losses I had as a result of the accident. I am delighted with the outcome of my claim and would definitely recommend First Personal Injury to anyone who wants to make an accident claim.
Natasha from Manchester
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If you cannot identify your type of transport in the list above, our personal injury lawyers may still be able to help you. Please get in touch with us today to discuss your claim.
If you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault you may be able to claim compensation. The solicitors at First Personal Injury are here to help with your potential bus accident claims for compensation.
If you or someone you know has been in an accident they may be entitled to injury compensation. Our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your potential accident compensation claims.
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