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Public Transport Accident Compensation Claims
If you’ve been injured in an accident whilst on a form of public transport, such as a bus, train, or tram in the last 3 years that was not your fault, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. This guide provides information on how to make a claim and what to expect.
With over 7.9 million passenger journeys being conducted on public transport vehicles, the public transport sector is one of the largest in today’s society. Unfortunately, it is inevitable that thousands each year will encounter some issue within this sector warranting some type of compensation.
Each claim will need to be verified on a case-by-case basis depending on several factors. However, some common incidents which may make you eligible for compensation include accidents on trains, buses, boats, and taxis. Examples of such incidents are poorly lit stairways on trains, sudden brakes on buses leading to injuries, and food poisoning from onboard catering on boats.
Any type of evidence is helpful, but preferred types include details of witnesses, CCTV footage, medical reports, and details of the accident, such as the type and service of transport, time, location, date, number plates of any vehicles, and driver’s details.
The amount of compensation you may receive from your claim depends on several factors, such as the severity of your injuries and the impact on your life. An average pay-out is hard to estimate, but it can range from £2,000 to £150,000 depending on the circumstances.
The process of making a claim can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years depending on the complexity and severity of the case. As experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, Primus Solicitors are here to guide you through the process and simplify it as much as possible. We handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay any legal costs if you don’t win your claim.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your Accident, whilst on a form of public transport, Compensation Claims application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.