System Rail paid out £28,000 after a traveler ‘conceivably slipped’ on pigeon crap at Paddington station.
Subtleties of the occurrence at the west London station – in which the unfortunate casualty hurt their leg – were uncovered in light of a Freedom of Information demand by the BBC.
An aggregate of more than £950,000 was paid out by Network Rail for 290 cases in the course of recent years for slips, outings and falls bringing about pay claims at the 20 stations it oversees in England and Scotland.
In certain occasions this included cash towards petitioners’ legitimate expenses.
The biggest single payout was £40,000 after a traveler ‘slipped on some fluid and landed vigorously on their correct hip’ at London Charing Cross.
System Rail’s head of cases and protection, Philip Thrower, stated: ‘We’re a major organization that pays attention to our obligations. With a huge number of individuals utilizing our stations each day; just a small portion of a percent experience an accident.
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‘On the off chance that we are to blame for making harm or damage anybody, we properly repay them for those mishaps and set up better approaches for attempting to prevent them from happening once more.’
Different mishaps which prompted fruitful remuneration cases include:
- A traveler slipped on an uneven surface while strolling towards a train at Euston (£17,000);
- An enormous puddle of water made a traveler slip while crossing an extension at Leeds station (£10,000);
- A traveler slipped on ‘disposed of tomato sauce’ on the concourse at London Liverpool Street, harming their wrist and the two knees (£6,000).
Victoria station in London was the area for the best cases, with 44.
This was trailed by London Waterloo and Leeds (both 32), Euston (27) and Liverpool Street (24).
The most minimal sum paid was £10 after a traveler endured ‘individual damage and harm/messing to suit’ when they slipped on ice at a passageway to Victoria.