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Have you been injured while using a tram, train or bus?

For so many of us, public transport is an essential part of our daily lives. But with every day comes an increase in the number of people using it. As a result of this growing congestion, more and more people are being injured while on trains, trams and buses.

Many people injured from public transport accidents are not aware of their legal rights to receive compensation.

What to do if you're injured on public transport

If you are injured on public transport, you should do the following things.

Your entitlements

Public transport is a service that many people rely on, and should be safe for all commuters. If you have been injured in a tram, train or bus accident though, you may be entitled to a range of benefits and compensation.

Compensation and benefits available to injured public transport users may include:

  • Lost income

  • Medical expenses

  • Rehabilitation

  • Vocational training

  • Assistance returning to work

  • Cost of home and vehicle modifications

  • Household help

  • Childcare

  • Gardening services

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Depending on your injury, you may also be entitled to claim lump-sum damages for pain and suffering and loss of earnings if you can show that the accident was caused by the negligence or fault of another party.

Making a claim

You'll need to make a claim with the insurance company or regulatory body in your state.

Learn more about making a transport accident claim

We can help get you back on track

Many of our senior lawyers are highly experienced in managing public transport accident claims. By choosing an accredited lawyer with extensive experience, you can expect the highest quality legal services and the best possible results.

By working with us:

  • You'll know the range of benefits and lump sum compensation available

  • We'll guide you through the legal process and provide you with an estimate of when you might expect to receive compensation

  • We'll make you aware of the time limits applicable to your accident claim

  • We'll conduct investigations to ensure evidence is collected when it is fresh and available

  • We'll offer our No Win - No Fee* arrangement

  • You'll know the likelihood of success in your claim upfront.


Slater and Gordon's No Win - No Fee* arrangement is generally available for all public transport accident claims. This means you do not pay for professional fees unless your case is successful. If your case is successful, our fees are not a percentage of your compensation payout. Fees are agreed to upfront so there are no hidden or unexpected costs.

The No Win - No Fee* arrangement is designed to help those whose financial circumstances might otherwise deny them access to legal representation.

You will receive a document setting out the details of the No Win - No Fee* arrangement after your first appointment. You've not committed to anything until you sign and return the document to us. This is so you can take the time to understand your options and make a decision you're happy with.

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