Our expert rail accident lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

Rail Accident Claim Expertise

If you’ve been involved in a rail accident, then our dedicated team can help you make a claim for compensation. We understand just how life-changing a rail accident can be – physically and psychologically. We have many years of experience representing people who have been involved in rail disasters.

At Irwin Mitchell we fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for your claim. We’re renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family due to rail related accidents, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference. 

Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity.

Above all, we put you first.

Handling Rail Accident Claims With Expertise And Sensitivity

Whether you were involved in the rail accident yourself or you’ve lost a loved one, you’ll more than likely be worrying about what the future will bring for you and your family.

More pressingly, you’ll be concerned about the legal processes you may have to face - quite possibly an inquest and civil proceedings, a criminal trial and potentially a wider public inquiry.

Don’t worry. Irwin Mitchell has an experienced and empathetic team to guide and support you through this difficult time. We’ll consider all avenues to assist you, even those outside the legal process - for example, we can put you in touch with others in a similar position, if you think you’d find that helpful.

Proven Expertise In Rail Disasters

Irwin Mitchell is also one of the largest and most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

“Peter’s rehab has been essential to his recovery and without the support of his legal team he wouldn’t have been able to access any of the intensive, private therapy that has been so important. Our legal team have, from a very early stage, been fighting on our behalf for everything we needed to help Peter’s recovery.” Brian

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Our team includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers. They operate in highly specialised teams, offering the highest level of legal expertise in rail related accident claims.

Finding out what happened and why is an essential part of the healing process. But establishing who is at fault can be complex.

Depending upon the circumstances of your accident, it may be possible to bring a claim against the rail network or train manufacturers - and compensation can be substantial in cases involving serious injury.

Our specialist team of lawyers has successfully recovered compensation for the victims of many high-profile rail accidents including:

  • Cumbrian rail crash
  • Berkshire level crossing rail crash
  • Chancery Lane tube crash
  • Hatfield rail crash
  • Kings Cross rail crash
  • Ladbroke Grove rail crash
  • Paddington rail crash
  • Selby rail crash

They can do the same for you.


"They are all industry leaders whose experience is extremely high." – Chambers & Partners, 2020

Irwin Mitchell’s Commitment To Making A Difference

Irwin Mitchell’s first commitment is to you, and to achieving the best outcome for your personal injury claim.

We also have a long history of campaigning with leading organisations in numerous personal injury fields. Together with those organisations we seek improvements in health and safety, prevent train accidents and injury where possible, and improve the quality of life and levels of compensation for those who have suffered injury.

We have also pursued many leading legal cases in order to improve the prospects of success of claims for various forms of personal injury, and to obtain fairer compensation.

Call Irwin Mitchell Today

To find out how our expert personal injury team could help you, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us and we will get back to you.

Scottish Flag All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

*To make a No Win No Fee claim, you need to enter into an agreement that's linked to a suitable insurance policy. We'll explain this in more detail before we start your claim.

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