If I Work For Or On The London Underground And Had An Accident Can I Claim?

If you work for the London Underground or on the London Underground and you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, then you can still make a claim for financial compensation whether you were working at the time of your accident or not. Here’s everything you need to know about doing so, to help you bring your injury claim forward:

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Were you working at the time of your accident?

If you were working at the time of your accident on the London Underground, then your claim will most likely be against your employer. Usually, this is either Transport for London, a local council or a privately contracted company.

It is the duty of your employer to ensure as far as is reasonably practical the health, safety and wellbeing of employees. Health and safety breaches or a lack of health and safety enforcement are solid grounds for an accident claim. If it can be proved that your employer failed in their duties and responsibility, then you will have a strong accident claim.

Were you injured in an accident whilst out of hours?

If you are employed to work on the London Underground but you have been injured on it whilst out of hours, your employment status has no bearing whatsoever on your ability to make a claim and you are free to bring your accident claim forward.

Your claim will likely be against Transport for London or the local council responsible for the ground you were injured on. Many people are put off making a claim if they are employed in a London Underground role, however you really shouldn’t be – it is illegal for an employer to punish you for making a claim, whether you were working at the time or not.

How does the claims process work?

After you have made contact with a solicitor (click here to claim) and you have agreed to start a claim, you will be interviewed by your solicitor to ascertain the facts surrounding your case. A week or so later, you will attend a medical examination to ascertain the extent of your injuries, your recovery period from your injuries and a prognosis for the future.

With facts and medical evidence to hand, your solicitor will build you a compelling case for financial compensation and a fair and proportionate settlement demand will be made on your behalf. For straightforward claims, the process from start to finish can take as little as 6-8 weeks however you should be prepared to wait out a few months before receiving your financial compensation, in order to give the other side ample time to investigate.

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