How much is my public transport injury claim worth?
There are so many accidents on public transport, it all depends how serious your injuries are. So find out how much your injury could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim?
We are proud to offer No Win No Fee claims to around 98% of our injury claim customers. This means you will never be out of pocket, because we only get a fee when we win the compensation you deserve. Many of our customers tell us that this is the safest and easiest way to make a compensation claim.
Will I have to have a medical for my public transport injury claim?
Yes, every successful injury compensation claim needs to start with evidence of your injury. So we will usually arrange for you to see a doctor who will examine you to check how badly you have been hurt, and say how long they think your injuries may take to heal. This is really important, as even some minor injuries can take a long time to recover from, and your compensation claim has to reflect this.
Will I have to go to court for a public transport injury claim?
When you are using public transport - whether it's a taxi, bus, train, tram or tube – the owners have to have insurance in case of injuries to passengers. So in most cases, your claim will be settled between your Claims Direct lawyer and an insurance company. Having said that, very few injury compensation cases do go to court, but they are usually when very serious injuries have been caused.
What sort of public transport injuries can I claim for?
Unfortunately, if you have been in a big train crash, it's likely that you will have very bad injuries. Fortunately, most injuries on public transport are less serious, and range from whiplash due to collisions with other vehicles, through to falling injuries when buses set off before you have managed to find a seat. The most common public transport injury claims are caused by:
- Whiplash from collisions and falls
- Head injuries from slips, trips and falls
- Broken limbs from slips, trips and falls
- Cuts from flying glass and debris in crashes
As a public transport user, you'll have noticed that buses and trains don't have seat belts. That's part of the reason why even minor shunts between buses and other road users lead to so many innocent people being hurt. So if you have been injured on public transport and it was someone else's fault, talk to one of our friendly advisors today.
Who is to blame for my public transport injury?
Everyone from bus drivers to tube guards have a duty to help make sure that public transport passengers get to their destinations safely. Where that hasn't happened - due to their error or someone else's - you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and other losses. Typically, public transport injury claims arise from things like:
- Taxi drivers colliding with other vehicles, causing whiplash injuries
- Bus drivers setting off before passengers are ready
- Tube guards closing doors before passengers are fully on board
- Trains being de-railed or crashing, leading to serious injuries
If you have been injured while using public transport - even if it wasn't your driver that caused the crash you were hurt by - you have the right to make a claim for injury compensation and other losses. Talk to us about starting a No Win No Fee public transport injury compensation claim today.
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured while using public transport, as well as the pain and distress of that happening, it's likely that you will have other losses and expenses to worry about. Where that's the case, you may be entitled to claim compensation for:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Trauma counselling
The costs for all of these things can really add up, which means you may be entitled to claim thousands of pounds for your public transport injury. Ask us about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim today. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.