A man has made a successful claim for compensation after suffering an injury on a train. At the time of the injury he had been travelling to London on business.
The injury itself occurred when the plastic grid that is designed to keep the light bulbs in place became loose and fell. It struck the man on the head, causing him to collapse to the ground. This meant that he had to attend hospital and was treated for his head injury.
He had reported the incident to the ticket inspectors on the train at the time, and later decided to claim compensation. He made the claim on the ground the train company had failed to check whether the fittings on the train were safe and secure.
The fact that he alerted the ticket officers of his injury and the fact that he sought subsequent medical attention acted as evidence to support his compensation claim. The claim was accepted by the train company and he received £1,400.
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