Public Transport

Bus accidents

If you have been injured in a bus accident through no fault of your own, whether due to a bus crash or negligent behaviour on the part of the driver, you may be able to claim financial compensation for any loss of earnings, medical fees or rehabilitation costs you have incurred as a result of your injuries.

To make enquiries about making a bus accident compensation claim call 0161 904 4660 or complete our contact form, and speak to one of our road traffic accident solicitors today.

Am I Eligible to Make a Claim?

Passengers often suffer injuries whilst travelling aboard UK buses, and many do not realise that they may be eligible to claim compensation for their injuries. Bus operators in the UK have a duty of care to their passengers, and are therefore required to ensure their safety. If a bus operator fails in their duty, you may be able to make a claim.

You may have been descending the stairs or waiting to alight when the bus driver was forced to slam on his or her brakes, or the bus you were travelling on had an accident with a third party vehicle. Whatever the situation which led to your injury, we can provide guidance, support on legal advice on the best way to pursue a compensation claim.

Lyndsey’s Story

New mother Lyndsey Worley from Wigan should have expected a little more help from the driver when she was trying to alight his bus with her one month old son in the pram.

However, one of the region’s most high profile bus companies let her down.

“The driver said he was too busy to lower the platform for me,” said Lyndsey, “and didn’t offer to help me get the pram off his bus.”

As Lyndsey struggled with the pram, the wheels got caught between the bus and the kerb. Lyndsey went to catch her baby but fell, twisting both her knee and ankle.

“My boyfriend managed to catch my son but I fell quite badly and ended up on crutches for three weeks – the last thing you need when you have a newborn to look after.”

“I rang the bus company to complain and then I rang Injury Lawyers 4 U, which put me in touch with Express Solicitors.”

“The bus company said it hadn’t even heard of my complaint but I had a letter of apology to prove it had.”

“Express Solicitors sent me to see a specialist and then kept me updated at every stage of my claim. I was delighted to receive £1,300 but wish the company had been more helpful in the first place.”

How Much of The Process Will We Handle?

We can guide you through the process on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

If your injury is caused by the bus on which you are travelling is involved in a road traffic accident with a third party vehicle Express Solicitors will pursue a compensation claim on your behalf. Even if the third party drives away from the scene of the bus accident without leaving details, or if the third party has no insurance Express Solicitors can still pursue it.

Train Accidents

Whether you have been involved in an accident whilst on board a train or the train you were travelling on was involved in a crash and you were injured as a result, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

In order to make a successful claim for financial compensation, you will be required to prove that the train accident that caused you injuries was the result of another individual’s negligent behaviour.

The personal injury team at Express Solicitors will take your rail accident claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. For more information, call 0161 904 4660 or contact us via e-mail.

Rail Accidents

Rail is recognised as one of the UK’s safest forms of public transport, however when accidents happen they have the potential to cause severe injury to both passengers and rail employees. Thus, when train accidents are found to have been caused by negligence on the part of the driver, maintenance worker, management staff or third party, UK law allows victims to claim compensation.

Typically, rail accidents are caused by:

  • derailment due to inadequate maintenance;
  • collisions with other trains due to signalling error;
  • collisions with vehicles at level crossings, due to faulty signals or the negligence of a motorist;
  • collisions with objects on the tracks.

Each of these scenarios can lead to passengers and rail employees suffering serious head injuries, broken bones and fractures, cuts from broken glass and burns, all of which can have serious consequences for both future employment and quality of life.

Contact Us

Whether you were a rail employee or a passenger at the time of the train accident which caused your injuries, the team at Express Solicitors can provide you with all the advice you need to make a successful claim for compensation.

To find out more, or to arrange for a free legal assessment of your claim, contact Express Solicitors on 0161 904 4660 or contact us and we will get back to you