Thankfully train accidents are very uncommon in this jurisdiction but train accidents can happen and we have had a number of accidents involving the Luas since its arrival to this jurisdiction.
If you have been involved in an accident on a train through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to claim train accident compensation in respect of your injuries.
What to do when you are involved in a train or Luas accident
If you have been involved in a train accident you should deal with the matter as follows:
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible in order that your injuries can be fully recorded for the purposes of your claim.
- Take as detailed a note as possible of the accident to include the location of the accident on the train and the manner in which the accident happened.
- If there are any witnesses to the accident you should take details of those witnesses and their telephone and contact details.
- You should speak to your Solicitor as soon as possible in order that your train accident compensation can be sought on your behalf. Your Solicitor will lodge a claim to the Injuries Board in respect of the injuries that you sustained as a result of the train accident.