You’re off on your jaunt abroad, and so the last thing on your mind is the thought of any pesky injuries sustained in airports.
That being said, the best way to avoid injuries sustained in airports is to be prepared for the common mishaps that do occur. After all, if you do all you can to consider your health and safety and that of your family and your friends, if you do suffer an accident, it is likely that you will be able to claim travel accident compensation.
Some common injuries sustained in airports
Of course accidents can happen anywhere, however, according to an article published by the Daily Mail, in a 2014 survey over 24 per cent of Brits reported injuries sustained in airports.
The survey found the following five most common injuries sustained in airports, with sprains and twisted ankles falling shortly behind in sixth place:
- Back pain: 19 per cent
- Bruises: 16 per cent
- Broken toe(s): 15 per cent
- Cuts and grazes: 14 per cent
- Pulled muscle (not back): 12 per cent
These common injuries sustained in airports were caused by similar accidents including slips, trips and falls from rushing around, collisions with falling luggage, and escalator incidents.
Claiming compensation for holiday accidents
If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries sustained in airports through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that all accidents are unique. As such, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of holiday-related illness and injury. During this free initial consultation, we aim to uncover the basis of your claim. This allows us to determine both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.
From there, should we mutually decide to progress your claim, you can recuperate at home, with the peace of mind that our specialist solicitors work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Our freephone helpline number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Call us at a time suited to you on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice