Personal Injury On Bus Claims

Personal Injury On Bus Claims



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Our team is expert at claiming compensation for personal injury on buses. Our service is focused on your recovery and obtaining your compensation quickly. Unsure if you have a claim or about making a claim? Then contact us.

If you decide to instruct us we offer an easy to use service: no need to visit our offices and free medical appointments local to you. After having won 100's of bus injury claims over the years we offer a free consultation and no win no fee agreements for these claims nationwide.

Bus Injury Personal Injury Claims - Introduction

Buses are a cheap, convenient and generally safe mode of transport for millions of UK commuters and members of the public. The size of most buses and coaches means that severe injuries from accidents are rare. Buses are however often crammed full of people, many of them standing and getting on and off at regular intervals. The majority of accidents are the result of driver error, causing passengers to lose their balance and fall. Bus companies owe a duty of care to their passengers, and are responsible for their vehicles being driven with reasonable care and skill. If a passenger is injured on a bus therefore, they will often be able to claim compensation from the bus operator.

Typical Causes of Injuries on Buses


· Driver using excessive speed 

· Driver braking too hard 

· Driver pulling away from stop too quickly 

· Driver swerving to avoid collision 

· Collisions with other vehicles 

· Collisions with obstacles in the road 

Driver Error - Lack Of Concentration & Time Pressure

When a bus driver is not paying attention they will often be forced to brake late and hard to avoid a collision. They may also be driving too fast, possibly to make up time on their route. When a bus brakes sharply, standing passengers may be thrown forward, striking other passengers, the back of seats (when they are sitting down), or on board ticket machines. Passengers may also lose their balance and fall while climbing stairs to the upper level, otherwise a person may be injured if the bus pulls away while they are trying to board it or get off.



Joe Smith has been a personal injury solicitor for 11 years. Joe has won many personal injury on bus claims.

Read what a client has recently said about our personal injury service for bus injuries:
'Joe Smith worked on my case after i was hurt while traveling on a bus. Provided a very professional service, would recommend to anyone.' 22 March 2015. Read Full Review On Independent Site


Typical Injuries on Buses

The most common form of injury among bus passengers is whiplash, where a sudden jerk over stretches and strains soft tissues in the neck. Whiplash may be the result of a driver turning a sharp corner too fast, or excessive acceleration or braking. On both buses and coaches, luggage on seats or in overhead compartments may be thrown around, striking and injuring passengers. Common injuries include cuts and bruises, particularly to the head, as passengers are struck by falling objects, collide with one another or fall onto hard surfaces in the bus. Elderly passengers especially may break bones in falls, as their bone structure is relatively weaker than the average adult.

Claiming Compensation from Bus Companies

Hundreds of bus passengers are injured each year, through no fault of their own, and often the bus company will be legally liable. If the bus driver has exposed passengers to a foreseeable risk of injury, and injuries have occurred, the bus operator will be held legally responsible for the behaviour of its employee. It is important that injured passengers, or those with them, note the bus and route number, as well as the time of the accident. The bus ticket should be retained as proof of travel, and where possible witness details should be taken from fellow passengers. Compensation awards will reflect pain and suffering, as well as the financial implications of an injury, including loss of earnings and the cost of medical treatment. Before you report your personal injury on bus contact us for advice.

Use this contact form to ask us a question or book a free appointment. Why not give us a call (0800 988 3645) and ask, can I claim compensation for my personal injury on a bus?

Recent Case Studies


> Suing A Bus Company For An Emergency Stop Accident
A client of Bartletts Solicitors was able to successfully sue a bus company after she was injured on a bus when the driver performed an emergency stop.


> Compensation For Bus Passenger Thrown To Floor
Ms B was injured when the bus she was on failed to brake early enough at traffic lights.


> Compensation For Being Hit By Bus Wing Mirror
Mr T was walking along on the pavement when he was struck on the back of the head by a bus wing mirror.


> Passenger Injured After Being Trapped In Bus Doors
Mr S was getting on the bus at a stop, when the driver unexpectedly closed the door and started to pull away.


> Man Cut By Broken Glass At Bus Shelter
A recent client was injured when he visited a bus shelter that had been vandalized the previous evening.


> Passenger Injured When Bus Swerved To Avoid Collision
A client was injured while traveling on a bus when the driver swerved to avoid a collision.






Joe Smith Solicitor
5 stars - "Joe Smith working for Bartletts Solicitors" Joe Smith worked on my case after i was hurt while traveling on a bus. Provided a very professional service, would recommend to anyone.