Compensation for an accident at an airport

When it comes to travelling, one of common method of transportation that we will frequently take is air transportation and in many circumstances this can be a quick and effective method of reaching our destination. When it comes to airports they are designed in a basic and efficient manner to move passengers quickly through the terminal and ensure that they are in the gate room in time for departure. 

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Unfortunately airports are also areas where injuries can occur and in many situations this is due to the large amount of equipment and often heavy packages that are moved around the terminal. These injuries can be incurred by baggage handlers, security, check-in attendants and even regular passengers if the correct precautions are not taken. If you feel that you have been injured through negligence which you have incurred at an airport, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation to cover any injuries that you have received as a result. 

How could I be injured at an airport?

There are many ways that you could be injured at an airport and some common examples include:

  • Injuries to baggage handlers by lifting, pushing or pulling too much weight, dealing with oversized loads and other work-related injuries
  • Injuries to check-in staff from oversized bags
  • Food poisoning from terminal or airline food
  • Injuries incurred on the conveyor belt through the negligence of another passenger
  • Injuries from a faulty horizontal escalator
  • Injuries from faulty jetways
  • Injuries from faulty mobility equipment. 

Who could I make a claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation most airports have a general ownership who you can claim against and in general if your injury occurs on the ground then it is these ground staff, rather than the individual airline who you should direct your compensation claim towards. Any injuries which occur in the terminal building which are caused through malfunctioning equipment or a lack of adequate warning are the direct responsibility of the airport and as a result you may be eligible to make a claim against them for compensation. 

In addition you may be eligible to claim against another passenger if you feel that they have been negligent towards you, this could include if they have injured you, or if their luggage has caused you an injury. 

How can I get my claim started?

When it comes to starting your personal injury claim, the team at Manners Pimblett can work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Our knowledge and expertise can help to enhance your personal injury claim, ensuring that you receive a fair trial and that your voice is heard. So what are you waiting for? To get started on your personal injury claim today call the team at Manners Pimblett on 0845 077 0772. 

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