If you have injured yourself in a slip, trip or fall on a bus, then you may be eligible for compensation. To make a bus accident UK claim for such an incident, it needs to be proven that your accident was not your fault and that the bus operator is liable.
To do so, an investigative process must be followed. Your lawyer will investigate the health and safety records and procedures of the bus operator. One thing to keep in mind is that all bus operators have a policy to keep walkways clear of debris and luggage, and to clean up any and all spillages as soon as possible. If your slip, trip or fall was caused by any of these, then we would say that you have a strong bus accident UK claim.
How much compensation could I be awarded for my accident?
The amount of compensation you may be awarded depends on the extent of your injuries and how they have and will affect your life. The more severe your injuries are then the more compensation you can realistically expect.
Who will my claim be against if I was injured on a bus?
Your bus accident UK claim will be with the bus operator. However, the claim itself will be processed by the operator’s insurance company. Insurers cover a company in the event of a claim being made against them. Your lawyer will communicate with the other side on your behalf to get you the financial compensation that you deserve for your accident.
Will my bus accident UK claim be processed on a no win, no fee basis?
At Nationwide Injury Lawyers, all our lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis.
Otherwise known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, no win, no fee agreements stipulate that you have no legal fees to pay upfront nor any of your own lawyer’s fees to pay should your claim be unsuccessful. However should your claim win, your lawyer may recover their costs by taking a percentage of your compensation. Alternatively, they may be able to recover their costs from the other side, ensuring you keep 100 per cent of your compensation. It is important you understand which of these applies to your claim, so always ask your lawyer.
How long will my claim take to process?
Some claims can be processed in as little as 6-8 weeks however more complex claims may take several months to process. We could give you a far better estimate if we knew more about your case. Call us on 0800 157 1437 for free and with no obligation today to discuss your bus accident UK claim with one of our experienced claims advisors.