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Hi all,

 

I am new to this forum and apologise if this is the wrong section to post this.

 

I live in London and was involved in an accident yesterday.

 

As I was leaving the bus, a man ran to get on the bus and collided into me, giving me an ankle injury.

 

I didn't know if it was broken or just sprained, but figured it may have been broken as I almost fainted moments after.

Do I have any rights to receive compensation i.e. from the man?

 

Thanks.

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Did you get his name and address then?

 

 

Did the x-ray show it was broken or is it just sprained?

 

 

Why do you believe you're entitled to compensation?


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I don't know if I am entitled to compensation, that's why I asked.

 

I have contacted TFL to help identify the man on CCTV.

 

I haven't done an x-ray scan yet.

 

I wanted to know if a compensation claim is possible, regardless it it is sprained or broken?

Or would it depend on the severity of the injury?

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You seem more concerned about obtaining compensation over any personal damage.

You'd know if you'd broken your ankle, or even sprained it, and would be sitting in A&E.

It hurts.

 

I'm not sure how you think TFL are going to identify somebody from CCTV, they don't have facial recognition software that gets matched to a name and address.

 

I know that we live in a compensation culture, but please.

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I know that we live in a compensation culture, but please.

 

This isn't America, nor do we have to suffer their ridiculous legal system (thankfully). Whilst the OP might be able to sue for compensation, the award is unlikely to be very large. In addition, if the defendant doesn't have appropriate insurance, the prospect of getting any money is slim at best. legal costs would eat in to any possible award or even leave the claimant out of pocket.


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Also your request to TFL to help you identify the person from CCTV, ah that is a none starter as you are not the Data Subject even if TFL could identify the individual you will not get that information as they would be breaching the Data Protection Act if they did as again you are not the Data Subject.


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You seem more concerned about obtaining compensation over any personal damage.

You'd know if you'd broken your ankle, or even sprained it, and would be sitting in A&E.

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I know that we live in a compensation culture, but please.

 

I agree .... but we need to be careful, else the OP will be posting asking how they can seek compensation from us over their hurt feelings!

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Anyone else wondering if the op seems more like an essay question than a real one?


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Anyone else wondering if the op seems more like an essay question than a real one?

 

Well, there are certainly more theoretical topics that might be discussed rather than the real world answer of “what planet...........”!

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there is case law on this but it isnt helpful in the OP's case as it basically says that accidents do happen and unless you can prove the other person was reckless then tough.

More importantly though OP, how on earth do you think you are going to progress this? TfL CANT give you the persons details even if they somehow manage to identify him by way of oyster card use or whatever without his permission. After that you havent identified a loss caused by the injurya nd as yet you havent determined what the injury is. If you have broken it them chances are it doesnt hurt that much but will give way in a few days as the bone start to siften to repair itself and a sprain will give you large amounts of fluid around the injury but will recover fairly quickly so not really any damage to sue for. I once got knocked over by a van which mounted the kerb-driver who was on his phone easily identified and still didnt get ant compensation despite needing an ambulance to convey me to hospital because to injuries were temporary and I hadnt lost earnings for being off work etc

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