Escalator Accidents on the Rise During the Festive Period

Network Rail reveal 400 accidents have occurred on escalators as Accident Advice Helpline talk about the importance of taking care during times of busy traffic

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(PRWEB UK) 7 January 2014

Network Rail have revealed footage from passengers who have experienced accidents on the escalators at railway stations across the UK. The footage shows one man carrying heavy luggage who takes a fall which results in him travelling backwards up the escalator on his back.

The release of this footage is to try and encourage people to take care when travelling on escalators, especially during busy periods.

Robin Gisby, Managing Director at Network Rail operations said that “Stations are increasingly busy places but the majority of slips and falls we see could still be avoided.”

A spokesman for Accident Advice Helpline, one of the largest UK specialist injury law firms said “ Most people view accidents like this as embarrassing, but actually they can cause serious injuries, which is why it is important to take care when travelling on escalators. Many people are in a rush to catch trains and this can quite easily result in crushes or someone being knocked off their feet. Standing at the side to let others passed and holding onto the rail are just two simple ways to reduce the chance of accidents of this nature.”

Accidents can occur due to our own negligence, but sometimes they are caused by another individual and at this time it may be worth looking at making a compensation claim.

The Accident Advice Helpline deal with accident claims for those who were not to blame and wish to seek compensation for their injury. If you have an injury claim and wish to talk to a specialist you can find out more by calling 0800 689 0500.

Reference: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25380089


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