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Public transport injury compensation claim solicitors. 

The world is a busier place than ever, with public transport such as buses, trams, trains, and taxis more popular than ever. As the use of public transport increases, so does the number of people injured when using public transport.  
 
If you have been injured whilst using any form of public transport, contact our expert personal injury claims solicitors, and we can discuss taking your claim on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you. 

Why choose MG Legal? 

MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99% and settle many thousands of personal injury claims, on a yearly basis. Call your nearest office now, or email us at injury@mglegal.co.uk, and one of our personal injury specialists will make contact with you today. 

Can I claim for personal injury on public transport? 

There are so many ways to be injured on public transport. From the poor driving of a taxi or Uber driver, being trapped by automatic doors on a train, to luggage falling from overhead lockers, or being burnt or scalded by a hot meal or drink- if you were a passenger on a bus, train, tram or taxi, and you have been injured then you can make a claim for injury from the public transport provider’s public liability insurance or policy of motor insurance.  
 
All public transport providers are liable for the actions of their employees and drivers, and are fully-insured for all injuries sustained to passengers as a result of their driver’s negligence, including road traffic accidents, or general poor driving, including not taking into account poor weather conditions, or bumpy road surfaces. 
 
So, can you claim for personal injury sustained on public transport? Yes, you can, and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to give our friendly personal injury specialists a call, email, or request a call back. 

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MG Legal accept all Personal Injury Compensation claims on a "No Win, No Fee" basis and have a success rate of over 99% 
 
 

I've been injured, what type of public transport injuries can I claim for? 

Injuries sustained on public transport can be anything from minor whiplash injures, and burns scars or cuts, through to more serious debilitating injuries, such as head or brain injuries, or jolting injuries to the back or spine. Injuries can be caused by driver negligence, such as a bus or taxi driver, braking too hard, and passengers falling from their seats, to braking without giving passengers time to take a seat, and driver’s of public transport driving too fast on bumpy roads, making passengers fall form their seats, or to collided with the seat to their front, often causing broken teeth, and large dentists bills. You may have sustained an injury as a result of an attack from another passenger, and wish to make a Criminal Injuries Claim for personal injury compensation. 
 
A Case Study – Injury to Passengers on a Bus 
Public Transport is something that is, as the name suggests, open to all and so it is a widely used service by many people. As with any other service, when you entrust your wellbeing to someone else, you are owed a duty of care in that you may expect to reach the end of your journey safely and without injury. It is a fact of life that mistakes happen and so, what do you do if you are injured whilst on public transport as a result of driver error? MG Legal, your expert Public Transport Personal Injury solicitor regularly acts for victims of negligent driving on Public Transport. 
 
If you are injured, as a result of driver error or other negligence on the part of the transport provider, you are entitled to make a claim for personal injury. Amongst other regulations, a key piece of legislation covering your travel on public transport is the Public Service Vehicles (Conduct of Drivers, Inspectors, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations 1990. As suggested in the title, the Regulations govern how occupants of public transport are to behave, including a requirement that drivers of such vehicles take additional care in the knowledge that they are carrying public, fare-paying passengers. 
How can MG Legal help in this scenario? – A Case Study 
Mr H, an elderly gentleman, was amongst a number of passengers injured when a bus full of passengers stopped suddenly, owing to the driver missing a stop where passengers wished to alight. The sudden stop, in effect an emergency stop, threw several standing passengers the length of the bus, colliding with various internal fixtures and fittings. Some seated passengers were thrown forward, colliding with the seat in front. Mr H was one of these passengers and he was thrown down the bus, colliding with the very front wall of the downstairs passenger cabin. 
Mr H sustained injuries and as he was unable to carry out his normal daily tasks, was forced to hire professional assistance to perform certain domestic chores until he recovered sufficiently to return to his pre-accident state. 
 
What did Mr H do to help? 
Mr H obtained the number of the bus he was on and noted the location of the incident. He provided his details to the bus driver, it is usual protocol for drivers to take names following an incident but it always pays to ensure your details have been taken. Mr H also sought medical assistance to get his injuries treated to ensure that there was no long-term damage or treatment needed. This had the added advantage that his injuries were recorded by a medical professional soon after the incident. 
 
How did MG Legal act for Mr H to settle his claim 
Mr H contacted MG Legal and the same day on of our personal injury specialists spoke to Mr H to commence the Client Care process. One of MG Legal’s specialist personal injury solicitors discussed the case with Mr H, took his detailed instruction and carried out an initial assessment. On the basis of that assessment, Mr H was sent out our standard, easy to complete Claim Form and Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement). 
 
After carrying out initial investigations, the fault party, a national bus company, was identified and allegations of negligence presented to them. After some resistance, MG Legal maintained the claim and pointed out the strength of Mr H’s case, citing amongst other points, sections of the Public Service Vehicles (Conduct of Drivers, Inspectors, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations 1990 which placed a higher level of responsibility and a higher standard of care on the bus driver. Ultimately we obtained an admission of liability for Mr H so that it was then a matter of assessing the value of his claim. 
 
How was Mr H’s claim valued? 
To value Mr H’s General Damages (personal injury) MG Legal instructed a medical expert to prepare what is known as a medico-legal report, a specialist report summarising the injuries caused in the incident and how long it will take to recover from each injury, plus any long-lasting or permanent effects. Due to Mr H sustaining contusions to his hip and having significant issues with his mobility after the incident, MG Legal selected an Orthopaedic Surgeon to carry out the report. Using this report and details of Mr H’s own financial losses, mainly in the form of paying carers to look after him during his recovery, we calculated a minimum viable sum to accept in settlement for Mr H to agree. We recommended that Mr H accept a sum of £5000.00 should this be offered. 
 
How was settlement agreed? 
Settlement was, as is usual, agreed by our sending out Mr H’s evidence, setting out strongly the arguments as to why his injuries and losses were due to the incident and also the severity of the same and proposing the maximum reasonable settlement for the scale of his injuries. As negotiations do, the offers and counter offers flowed back and forth until we received an offer to settle that was both in excess of our lowest calculation but also, that was the best we believed could be achieved. With Mr H’s consent, we agreed the settlement in the sum of £6000.00, 20% higher than our minimum level and the claim was concluded accordingly in the sum of £6000.00, plus our base legal fees and expert’s fees. 
 
What should I do if I have an accident on public transport? 
If you have an accident on public transport and sustain personal injury, get in touch with MG Legal and we will ensure that you speak to one of our personal injury specialist solicitors the same working day. We will have a short conference with you, usually over the phone, to discuss the matter and at that juncture, we can agree to accept most claims on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement) to ensure that you do not have to worry about funding your case. You can contact us by phone, web-contact form, email or at one of our offices in Garstang, Lancaster & Longridge. 
A Case Study – Personal Injury when boarding a bus 
 
When people think of injury on a bus, they mainly think of a collision with another vehicle, which is of course the most common way people are injured on buses. That said, this doesn’t mean that is the only way you can be injured on a bus, or indeed any form of public transport. The operator (usually the company who owns the vehicle or service), driver, conductor or support staff both on the vehicle and if applicable, on the ground in the bus or train station, owe you a duty of care throughout your contact with the vehicle. 
If you are injured when something goes wrong as you get on or off any public transport, you are still entitled to make a claim against the operator of the service. The operator has to ensure that your journey is a safe as possible and they must always take any reasonable steps to rectify any defects or malfunctions which could be a danger. 
 
Whilst not strictly a Road Traffic Accident, it is arguably against the Road Traffic Accident insurance that the claim would be made. Alternative routes could be to bring the claim as a Public Liability Claim or, if the bus or similar vehicle was operated by your employer, as an Employer’s Liability Claim. Whichever legal route the claim progresses, rest assured MG Legal’s specialist public transport personal injury solicitors will navigate the twists and turns of the legal maze to get you the result you deserve. 
How does this work? A Case Study 
MG Legal were instructed by Mrs T, a lady who worked in a remote location outside the range of regular public transport. Because of this, her employer arranged for a mini-bus to pick up staff each morning at a handful of specific locations. 
One morning, in the winter, Mrs T was being picked up as normal by the mini-bus. As it was winter and her shift was early, it was still dark and so visibility was poor. The minibus pulled up and the large side-door was slid open so she could board the vehicle. At that point, usually, a step folded down automatically and a small light came on so that the person boarding could see where they were putting their feet. That day, two malfunctions combined to create a negligent act; the first was that the light did not come on to illuminate the boarding step and nor did the boarding step fold down. Either malfunction alone would have been insufficient to cause the fall as either Mrs T would have seen the step had not extended and had the step extended, Mrs T was sufficiently familiar with the vehicle that she could have boarded without the assistance of the light. 
 
How did MG Legal Help Mrs T? 
Mrs T contacted MG Legal for advice and after an informal telephone assessment our bespoke Client Care Documentation was sent to Mrs T to complete. This included our specially designed Claim Form and of course, a copy of our Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a “no win, no fee” agreement. 
 
Mrs T provided the completed paperwork, she was assigned a specific solicitor to handle her case and a point of contact throughout the claim. MG Legal submitted the claim to the fault party in compliance with the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers’ Liability and Public Liability) Claims. The claim was presented to the fault party in the most forceful, compelling and comprehensive way to ensure that the fault party was well aware their prospects of disputing the claim were very slim indeed. This commenced the permitted investigation period for the fault party to look into the incident and to provide a response on liability, within 30 working days. 
 
MG Legal monitored the claim and chased the fault party regularly to ensure they did not delay matters. A few weeks later, an open admission of liability was received and so it was possible to move on to the next stage of the claim. 
 
How was Mrs T’s personal injury proven? 
Mrs T’s dedicated solicitor contacted her to see how her injuries were recovering. As Mrs T was making a good recovery with no further specific treatment needed, we were able to arrange a medical examination with an independent medico-legal expert. Because Mrs T had injured her shoulder, but had not broken any bones, MG Legal selected a General Practitioner expert with an interest in Orthopaedic medicine. All medico-legal reports are governed by Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules which specifies that the reports must be produced by a suitably qualified medical expert who has not had any hand in treating the Claimant at any point in the past. 
The medical expert examined Mrs T and reviewed her medical records to gain a picture of her relevant history. All of the information in the process is bound by the same data protection legislation as your own GP or Hospital records and so, the content of Mrs T’s report remained confidential within a small group of people who specifically needed to know about any previous shoulder injuries. The expert produced a report which detailed the injuries Mr T suffered and also a prognosis for recovery. 
 
How did MG Legal use this information to settle the claim? 
Mrs T’s expert solicitor reviewed Mrs T’s medical report as prepared by the expert and using a combination of the wealth of experience gained in over two decades of practicing Law and the latest edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines (JSB for short) a value was placed on the claim. 
 
Within the report was also a section which highlighted Mrs T’s absence from work as a result of her injuries. Using wage slips to build a picture of Mrs T’s income over the three months prior to the accident it was then possible to calculate the shortfall in her income over her period of convalescence. 
 
Putting these two figures together, along with evidence of other miscellaneous expenses, it was possible to calculate what is known as a “global settlement” and to devise a negotiating strategy. Once this had been done and Mrs T agreed to the same, Mrs T’s specialist personal injury solicitor opened negotiations with the fault party insurer. A combination of a tactical approach, coupled with written points and verbal negotiation quickly yielded a good result of £4500.00 being paid to Mrs T, tis being some £500.00 above the award we estimated might be achieved if the Court were to asess the case. 
 
What happened then? 
Quite simply, Mrs T’s dedicated personal injury solicitor ensured that the agreement was legally watertight and that payment would be forthcoming within a reasonable about of time, to prevent delays in the payment being made. The fault party insurer was chased regularly to ensure they stuck to the agreement and they were left with no illusions that further action would be taken if they did not adhere to the agreement. Mrs T’s payment was received inside the agreed time limit and she was paid her damages immediately they had cleared. 
 
Can MG Legal help me if I’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence? 
MG Legal are experts in the field of personal injury and we deal with all manner of claims arising from all manner of incidents. We have handled claims for life-changing injuries and also very minor claims for short term soft tissue injuries and no matter the severity of your injury, MG Legal treat every client with the same level of care and importance as the next client. 
 
We have a policy of being available and should any of our clients wish to call or email for an update we will always ensure a response is provided the same working day. At any key stages in your claim if we believe it will assist, Covid-19 permitting, we will also invite clients to the office for a conference to ensure all aspects of the claim are fully understood. This ‘hands on’ approach is just one of the things that sets MG Legal above the national ‘conveyor belt’ solicitors firms where a dozen different under-qualified individuals might handle your file in the course of a few months. 
 
If you have been injured in the last three years as a result of someone else’s negligence, please get in touch with MG Legal and we will ensure that you speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors straight away. Please note that the three year period is different in a handful of less common cases which include accidents involving aircraft, watercraft and criminal injury, where the Limitation period is two years from the date of incident. 
 
Contact MG Legal by phone, email, web-contact form or at one of our offices in Lancaster, Garstang and Longridge and after a no-obligation, no nonsense consultation, we will get the ball rolling straight away. 
A Case Study – Personal Injury whilst a passenger on a bus 
When passengers in any vehicle are injured, it is common to look for either another vehicle to be at fault, or that the driver of the vehicle they were in has been at fault by driving into a collision with either another vehicle, a piece of road furniture or wall or barrier at the side of the road. 
 
A commonly overlooked act of negligence on the part of a driver is that of failing to drive in accordance with the road conditions. Most obvious are weather conditions, so in rain we leave additional space behind the car we are following, in icy conditions, we drive at slower speeds in a higher gear and turn more gently. It is also a duty of the driver of a passenger vehicle, whether a two seater sports car or a double decker bus, to identify the correct speed and driving manner based on the condition of the road. 
 
The Public Service Vehicles (Conduct of Drivers, Inspectors, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations 1990 specify that there is an additional duty on the drivers of commercial passenger vehicles, which covers most types of paid public transport, most commonly buses, trains and trams. This duty, amongst various other requirements, is that because they are known to be carrying a number of people who are likely less restrained than they would be in a car with a normal 3-point seatbelt. 
 
So, what happens if the driver of, say, a bus does not drive in accordance with the road conditions and causes injury to passengers? Mrs J approached MG Legal after just such an incident which caused her. 
What happened? 
Mrs J, an elderly lady, paid for a seat for herself and a friend on a coach trip for a day out. In doing so, she became a paying customer and thus was under the care of the coach company. Specifically, the driver of the coach was obliged to exercise the greater degree of care under the aforementioned Public Service Vehicles regulations. 
On the way home, the coach had to travel down a stretch of road that, due to its proximity to the sea was necessarily build with ridges and dips to aid swift water run-off. Accordingly, there were warning signs at the start of the road as well as periodically along the length of the road, warning drivers that the surface was “bumpy. 
 
The coach driver approached the section of road but failed to slow down, the passengers were thrown around as the coach ‘jumped’ up and down across the undulating road. Despite shouts to slow down, the driver paid no attention and continued at his excessive speed. The inevitable occurred an Mrs J was thrown into a collision with the window and also the seat in front of her. Mrs J suffered a severe laceration to her arm and also damage to her teeth. 
 
What did Mrs J do next? 
Mrs J tried to make a complaint herself to the coach company and typically of most companies when faced with an individual, the coach company declined to concede any aspect of fault. So, Mrs J approached MG Legal to represent her and to pursue the coach company for compensation for personal injury and also for out of pocket expenses including travel expenses and dental work to restore her teeth. 
 
What did MG Legal do to help Mrs J? 
MG Legal quickly assigned a personal injury specialist solicitor to Mrs J so that she would always have a point of contact at the firm. MG Legal are a hands-on, pro-active and friendly firm who believe that claims are more effectively progressed when the client is actively involved and that having a dedicated solicitor as a point of contact, clients can stay better informed about their case. All work is done on a no win, no fee basis to ensure there is no additional worry about financing legal fees at the time of greatest stress and worry following a serious injury. 
 
Mrs J’s dedicated personal injury solicitor took instruction from her and presented the claim to the coach company. We are not, in any way, put off by a first denial of liability as Mrs J received, we known that insurance companies will often deny even the most clear-cut of claims presented by individuals as they know that many will not have the knowledge, time or funds to comply with the various Pre-Action Protocols and that even if they did manage to get to a point where they could issue County Court Proceedings, the protocols can be difficult to follow and their claim could be struck out on any number of technicalities. 
 
How did MG Legal overcome the denial of liability? 
On presenting the claim formally, Mrs J’s expert solicitor highlighted the main points in the circumstances that had led to the incident itself. Coupled with clearly defined allegations of negligence, it was set out to the coach company and their insurer that they faced an uphill struggle to successfully exonerate their driver from the negligence acts which were clearly apparent. 
 
Over the course of five months, Mrs J’s personal injury specialist solicitor exchanged several rounds of views both in written correspondence and by telephone. Each time the coach company attempted to extricate themselves from the situation, the weakness of their arguments was exposed and it was clearly, repeatedly pointed out that there was no way they could continue to deny the claim. 
 
Amongst other tactics, we obtained photographs of the incident location, including the clearly positioned warning signs, obtained witness statements from individuals on the coach and also sought the coach driver’s file from the coach company to see if he had every been reprimanded or even prosecuted for driving offences. 
 
When, ultimately, the course of argument and counter-argument ran to a stalemate, Mrs J’s solicitor arranged a conference with her. Once negotiations or arguments have reached a stalemate, as in any aspect of life, the only recourse to produce a result is to issue proceedings in the County Court and if the matter remains unresolved, to proceed to a Trial where a District Judge will hear evidence and make a decision. 
 
Mrs J was fully briefed on the present position, informed of her options and what we believed to be the prospects of success in her claim. Having been assured of our view that her prospects of success were very strong, Mrs J authorised the issue of County Court proceedings. A final letter was sent to the coach company’s insurer advising that this was to occur and providing Notice pursuant to Section 152 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This is the required seven Notice to any party in a Road Traffic Accident matter, which this incident was deemed to be as it arose from negligent driving of a motor vehicle on the road. Once the seven days has expired, proceedings may be issued on the fault party without further Notice. 
 
Fortunately, having seen that they had not succeeded in dissuading Mrs J and MG Legal from pursuing the claim, the coach company chose this at the time to concede defeat and they did so in open correspondence. 
 
How was the claim for damages evidenced? 
Mrs J’s claim was somewhat diverse in terms of injuries and so it was not possible to identify one medical expert to report on both injuries. It was necessary to obtain an opinion from a Trauma Specialist in relation to the lacerated arm and a Maxillo-Facial expert in relation to the dental injuries. A Maxillo-Facial expert was chosen over a Dental expert as they generally deal more with traumatic dental injuries and so, in this case, could comment more fully on the traumatic effects of the incident. MG Legal always take our time and carefully select each expert to ensure our clients claims are fully evidence by an expert of the highest standard. 
 
These two experts provided reports on the state of Mrs J’s injuries and in the case of the dental injury, the Maxillo-Facial expert recommended that Mrs J approach a specialist dental practice to obtain quotes for rectification work, including removal of certain teeth and their being replaced with implants. 
 
With the medical evidence supporting the extent of the injuries and three quotes for specialist dental treatment, plus evidence of other minor expenses such as taxi travel to and from hospital and medication costs from the pharmacy, the case was fully evidenced and a threshold for a reasonable settlement was agreed with Mrs J. 
 
How did negotiations occur? 
This case provided a timely reminder of the importance of negotiation tactics and of not simply setting out with the intention of ending the claim as soon as possible, as is often the case with certain larger firms who concentrate on quantity of work rather than quality. 
 
Mrs J’s damages were set out in detail, including selected images taken shortly after the incident occurred, which showed the injuries at their dramatic worst. A strongly worded covering letter was sent to the fault party, with carefully selected pieces of case-law and the worst of the images appended for maximum effect. An offer that was far in excess of a reasonable settlement was made to start the proceedings, with the full expectation that the negotiations would reduce the sums by several thousand pounds. 
 
As it was, there was no argument whatsoever, the coach company’s insurer agreed to the first proposals and entirely the opposite of their long-winded denial of liability, simply settled on the first terms put to them. Naturally, Mrs J was very pleased with the outcome, as was her specialist personal injury solicitor. Every member of staff at MG Legal takes great pride in their work and so, in not only overcoming a stringent denial of liability, but subsequently obtaining a highly favourable settlement, this was indeed work to be proud of. 
 
Why should I choose MG Legal for my personal injury claim? 
For the reasons described in the above case of Mrs J and many more, we believe that MG Legal are the best at what we do and you are unlikely to find a more dedicated, professional but approachable firm anywhere. As a high street firm, we take great satisfaction from serving our local communities and of course, as time passes word of mouth means that we receive work from all corners now. Whether you live around the corner from one of our offices, or in the South East of the Country, you can expect the same treatment. 
 
There are no call centres, middle-men, agents or other barriers which set clients apart from their solicitors at many “TV advertised” firms. We take each case individually, make ourselves available for our clients and take time to explain the sometimes complex legal world to each person in turn so that they know where their case is and also so they can have confidence that we know exactly where the case is going. 
 
Every case we accept is taken on a no win, no fee basis so that you do not need to worry about paying for legal fees at a highly stressful time of your life. There is no charge for any of our initial investigation work and so, if you believe you have been injured as a result of negligence, of any kind, on the part of another person or company, get in touch. MG Legal’s specialist personal injury solicitors will get back to you the same working day to make sure there are no delays and so we can have our initial documents on their way to you straight away. We have a success rate in achieving a favourable settlement of over 99% of our accepted cases and so you know you’re in safe hands and with a firm that puts its money where its mouth because, quite simply, we only get paid if your claim wins. 
 
Contact MG Legal by calling any of the offices by telephone, sending an email, submitting a web-contact form for a call-back or by attending one of our offices at Longridge Lancaster or Garstang. Get in touch with us today and see how we can help you obtain the justice you deserve. 
Contact our specialist public transport personal injury solicitors for an informal, no cost discussion about how we can proceed with your claim for public transport personal injury claim compensation, on a no win no fee basis. 

What to do if you are injured as a passenger on public transport? 

You must always take the registration number, and route of the bus or coach you are travelling on. If you are in a taxi and suffer a personal injury, then get the vehicle registration number, taxi company name and address, and name of your driver. If you are a passenger in vehicle licensed for public transport, then you are an innocent passenger, and can make a claim for personal injury through the transport provider’s public liability insurance. Contact MG Legal and our expert team will make sure you get the compensation you deserve, and all on a no win no fee agreement, with no financial risk to you. 

How much compensation will I receive if I am injured on public transport? 

There is no one answer that we can give in response to this question. Every one of MG Legal’s clients are different, the injuries the sustain vary, as do the effects on their lives. From injuries to the head, neck and upper body, from falling luggage on trains, to whiplash, as a result of the poor driving of a taxi driver, or being crushed by automatic doors on a train, personal injury compensation, often called general damages, is based upon the nature and severity of the injuries sustained, and to the area of the body affected. Every one of us is different, and can sustain different injuries on public transport. 
 
The best way to answer the question of, how much personal injury compensation will I receive, is to contact MG Legal’s public transport personal injury compensation solicitors and we will ensure that the best medical treatment is sought for you, and a medical report is compiled, detailing all of your injuries, and how your life has been affected as a result of your injury sustained on public transport. Compensation is broken down into two parts- General Damages, and Special Damages. Click here for case studies of matters settled by MG Legal, and here for details of what you can make a claim for. 

How long does a claim for public transport personal injury compensation take to settle? 

Every personal injury claim is different, and the length of time to settlement, depends upon the injuries sustained, and if public transport provider admits liability for causing your personal injury. One thing you can rely on though, is that MG Legal will settle your claim for personal injury compensation as quickly as possible, whilst ensuring you receive the maximum amount for your personal injury. 

How long do I have to make a claim for a Personal Injury sustained on public transport? 

The Limitation Act 1980 states that, in most cases at least, an injured party has 3 years to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Minors, meaning children under the age of 18, have 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday. Time limits may differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney.  
 
So, If your accident was in the UK, then you are usually safe in the knowledge that you have 3 years to claim. However, public tranport is a wide ranging term, and can include ships and 'planes. If you are injured on a ship, the Athens Convention has a time limit for which you can bring a claim. The time limit is normally two years from the date of disembarkation (getting off the ship). And on an aeroplane? The Montreal Convention 1999 states that you have 2 years to make a claim for personal injury from the date you were injured on an aeroplane.  
 
To avoid disappointment, get in touch with our expert solicitors, and we will be able to advise you how long you have to make your claim before you are statute barred, and unable to pursue compensation. 
 
If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts, here… 
 
 

Will my claim for personal injury be accepted on a no win no fee basis? 

If you have suffered a personal injury on any form of public transport, then it is MG Legal’s stance that you should not have to pay up front legal costs to get access to justice. MG Legal are proud to say that our expert public transport personal injury claims solicitors accept all personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients. 

Why should I choose MG Legal for my public transport injury claim? 

From ‘planes, trains, taxis, boats and trams, our specialist personal injury solicitors have won personal injury compensation for our clients on most modes of public transport. With a success rate in excess of 99%, our reputation is one we are very proud of, and MG Legal’s solicitors are the envy of many solicitors, nationwide. Choose MG Legal and you will be allocated one of our expert personal injury solicitors; you will only ever deal with that same solicitor, until your claim for personal injury compensation is settled. MG Legal’s personal injury team are all fully-qualified solicitors-we do not employ people who are not qualified, and passionate about successfully settling our clients’ personal injury compensation claims. 
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