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Compensation for Falling on a London Tour Bus

Can I claim compensation for falling on a London tour bus?

An accident on holidays is always an unwelcome experience and compensation for falling on a London tour bus may be able to be sought depending on the circumstances in which the injury occurred. Bus drivers, like other road users, have a duty of care to their passengers and to other road users. If you can prove that your bus driver failed in their duty of care you may be able to claim compensation. The bus driver should have ensured that all of his passengers were seated before pulling off, and certainly it is unusual – and dangerous – for a bus driver to begin driving when passengers are still making their way up the stairwell.

Immediately after your fall you should have summoned an ambulance or had a member of your family do it for you. Having your injury recorded at a hospital’s Accident and Emergency department is crucial to being able to claim for compensation – first aid administered at the scene will not be deemed as sufficient enough effort to seek treatment.

It is understandable that you may have been able to make a complaint to the bus driver at the time, however returning and making a note in the bus company’s Accident Report Book will add weight to your claim for compensation for falling on a London tour bus. You may also wish to register a complaint with Transport for London, the authority which oversees all transport in the city or London Buses, its subsidiary.
Most city buses in the UK now operate CCTV camera for security reasons. It is likely that a camera captured your accident and it may be possible to retrieve the footage from the bus company, even at a later date.

For more information on how to claim compensation for an accident on the road, speak with a qualified injury claims solicitor. A solicitor will be able to tell you whether or not you are entitled to compensation and will be able to walk you through the claims process, ensuring that your claim for compensation for falling on a London tour bus has the maximum possible chance of success.