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Train Drivers Injured At Work

Train Drivers injured at work

 

Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Train Drivers injured at Work

 

No Win No Fee Claims for Train Drivers injured at Work

 

Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim for compensation if your are a train driver injured in a work accident.

 

What sort of accidents and injuries can Train Drivers claim for?

 

Train drivers can claim for accidents and injuries if they are caused by the negligence of an employer or other party, including:

 

  • Assaults
  • Bullying at work
  • Criminal activity
  • Derailment (obstacles on the line, negligent maintenance)
  • Faulty goods (failures in safety equipment)
  • Health and safety breaches (failure to schedule breaks or leave)
  • Level crossing accidents (RTAs, pedestrians)
  • Operational errors (signal failures)
  • PTSD (suicides on tracks, RTAs, points failures, near misses)
  • Train collisions (trains, livestock, cars on level crossings)

 

Injuries which train drivers can claim for include:

 

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Crush injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Head injury
  • Knee and joint injuries
  • Muscle damage
  • Neck and shoulder injury
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Spinal and back injuries
  • Whiplash injuries.

 

Fatal injuries to Train Drivers

 

The dependants of a train driver fatally injured in a work accident or train crash can make a claim for compensation if the employer or another party is liable. Contact Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible for help with making a no win no fee claim.

 

How long do Train Drivers injured at Work have to claim?

 

Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.

 

Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.

 

Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.

 

Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in a work accident as a train driver.

 

Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured at work as a train driver and is still recovering in hospital.

 

How much compensation can Train Drivers injured at Work claim?

 

Compensation for Train Drivers injured at Work includes:

 

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.

 

Who pays compensation to train drivers injured at work?

 

The Railways Act 2005 transfers responsibility for rail-specific health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

 

Rail companies have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work risks are properly managed, equipment is fit for purpose and staff are properly trained and supervised.

 

However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury, such as a motorist’s insurance company.

 

In the case of assault or criminal injuries, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme pays compensation, but train drivers can make a no win no fee claim for compensation also.

 

Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?

 

Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.

 

Many compensation claims for train drivers injured at work are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.

 

But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in work injury claims and/or rail regulation, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.

 

Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Train Drivers injured at Work

 

  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting accidents and injury at work can be for train drivers – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice to train drivers on making a claim for accident and injury at work compensation is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts accident and injury at work claims from train drivers on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from injuries sustained in a work accident as a train driver – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your train driver’s accident and injury at work claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims.

 

Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for work injuries sustained as a train driver by calling 020 7923 4020.


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