11Apr

If you have been injured while travelling on public transport, be it a bus, train or tram, you may be eligible for compensation.

Am I eligible for compensation?

So long as the accident was not your fault and it happened within the last three years, you meet the basic eligibility criteria for making a claim. After three years, most personal injury claims cannot be brought forward because they are statute barred.

If you were a minor at the time of your accident, then you have three years from the date of your 18th birthday to make a claim with injury lawyers. Exceptions apply to the three year limit if you have been treated under the Mental Health Act 1983, or can otherwise prove that you were mentally incapable of making a claim on your own behalf within three years.

What kinds of accident can I claim for with injury lawyers?

The kinds of accident you can claim for with injury lawyers are endless. On public transport, most accidents fall into the slips, trips and falls category, and accidents of this type are usually caused by spilt drinks and food, obstructed walkways and sharp vehicle movements.

If the vehicle you were on crashed or had to take evasive action, and you were injured as a result of this, then you can certainly make a claim. Under the circumstances, your claim will be with the business operator of the vehicle. This may be the local government or a private company, but whatever the case, your right to make a claim remains the same.

How long does the claims process take?

Public transport accidents require significant investigation, however from start to finish we can process most claims within just 6-8 weeks. It is important to remain realistic, however, and accept that sometimes the other party can be slow to respond as is often the case with insurers. If you are making your accident claim with us, your injury lawyers will keep you updated throughout the claims process and provide you with updates whenever they are available. You can also call us to enquire as to the progress of your accident claim.

Will I have to attend a medical examination?

Yes, however if you are unable to attend the examination yourself due to medical reasons, it may be possible to organise the examination at your place of care or at home.

Find out more about the claims process today

If you want to get sound legal advice for your accident, call our accident claims helpline today for free and with no obligation on 0800 157 1437. You could find out how much compensation you are entitled to and get answers to all your claims-related questions.