The London Underground & Public Liability

The London Underground is one of the busiest subway systems in the world; last year 1.171 billion journeys were made across the network.

Some stations see an incredible amount of traffic such as Waterloo with over 82 million passengers per year.

This high volume of usage is bound to result in a certain number of accidents. However, in an article on their website, The Telegraph reports that the number of reported accidents is on the rise.

Injuries such as slips, trips and falls occur frequently. On the Northern Line alone, 984 commuters made compensation claims in 2012. Whilst some accidents are due to individual carelessness, the increase in reported injuries seems to be due to low staffing levels as a result of funding cuts across the service. This means that hazards and risks are not being reported or dealt with in a timely manner. Here at Blackwater Law, we are able to pursue a public liability claim if you have been injured in just such a situation. With decades of experience in personal injury claims, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through every stage of the claims process.

The video below shows just how much transit activity there is in the capital for just one day alone, and with this much happening there are bound to be accidents. When such accidents occur, it’s important to know who to turn to, particularly if you are rendered unable to work and require financial support to cover you.


In London and across the country, the opportunity to pursue a public liability claim is there to protect the individual in the case of accidents where someone (a business or local authority, for example) is responsible for maintaining the space. Slips, trips and falls can occur where paving has not been levelled, when oil spills have not been cleaned or when the public has not been sufficiently warned about a hazard. This applies to shops, businesses, bars, transport hubs and even pavements.

At Blackwater Law, we have a team of solicitors dedicated to dealing with accident injury claims, fall claims and public liability claims. We work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so if you have injured yourself on the London Underground or anywhere else, you can talk to our team to find out if you have grounds to make a claim. Click on the link above or call 0800 083 5500 to find out what we can do for you.