A Sydney woman has been awarded more than $11,000 after she was thrown to the floor of a train when it hit a buffer stop at the end of a line.
The 62-year-old woman and her husband were passengers on the T5 line service in January 2018 when it failed to slow down and hit the buffer stop at Richmond station.
The woman, then aged 56, was on a carriage stairwell and was thrown from the second step onto the floor of the vestibule, the District Court of NSW heard.
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The woman’s husband, who was with her, was also thrown to the floor.
The woman briefly lost consciousness and woke up on the floor of the carriage.
She and her husband were taken to Nepean Hospital, where she received stitches for minor cuts.
She also suffered minor injuries to her left arm and shoulder, head, hip and knee and has been taking Panadol to manage her symptoms, the court heard.
The woman, who works as a fruit picker, took Sydney Trains to court seeking compensation for damages over the incident.
Sydney Trains admitted liability for the incident.
In a decision handed down in September and published this week, the court ordered Sydney Trains pay the woman $11,526 for past and future economic loss, past out-of-pocket expenses and future treatment expenses.
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