Trackways for trams need to be smooth and flush with the ground so that trams can travel freely over them. However, this means that they may be a slip hazard when wet or icy. Failure of tram operators to take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of pedestrians may result in tram accident compensation claims.
Edinburgh Trams advises pedestrians to "take extra care when crossing wet or icy tram tracks on foot."
This is good advice and applies to all types of surface which become slippery in adverse weather conditions, yet, any failure to communicate this advice effectively risks the possibility of tram accidents and consequent tram accident claims by pedestrians.
If you slip and injure yourself in an accident caused by some form of negligence on the part of the operator, you may be entitled to make a claim. You will have to show that the accident was caused by someone else – that they were negligent in some way – that you were injured and that you suffered loss as a result.
It can sometimes be quite difficult to prove, and authoritative legal advice is essential. This is where Thompsons comes in. We are a specialist personal injury firm, dedicated to helping those who have been injured in accidents of all types.
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If you are worried about making a claim and have any questions you would like answers to, please call us today on 0800 0891331 and talk it through.