A female tube passenger is set to seek personal injury compensation after bring injured in a train carriage accident that resulted in several other injuries.
The incident, which involves an accident claim in which the passenger was on the receiving end of several facial injuries when a wood and canvas barrier linking two carriages became loosened, occurred at Mile End station last November during morning rush hour in London.
The passenger was sent to hospital to be treated for a two-inch long head gash and a cut to her eye. Two other passengers were also injured in the accident, yet no details have surfaced regarding any injuries they might have sustained.
The Office of Rail Regulation is also persecuting the London Underground due to the injury claims. The Underground may be facing fines of up to £20,000 for the accident, according to insider reports.
Mr Mike Stzelecki, a spokesperson for the tube operator, stated that the faulty barrier had been detected, but the London Underground failed to make a prompt and efficient removal of the barrier. Additionally the operator made the admission that they did breach the Health and Safety At Work Act. As a result, the injured woman has made a personal injury claim in order to be compensated for the suffering and pain she endured during the accident.
Following the accident however, several industry experts have come forward to reassure Tube passengers as to the safety of the transportation method. As in excess of a billion commute by Tube on a yearly basis, the transport method is still one of the safest ways to travel on a statistical basis.