There’s always a sense of excitement around an airport, as for most of us it’s where we begin our summer holidays or a trip away with friends and family. However, it’s worth remembering that due to the fact that so many people are coming and going, even at some of the smaller airports, there is always the risk of an airport accidents, including a slip, trip or fall.
Potential airport accidents
Here are just five unlikely yet possible accidents you may face at an airport.
- Fellow travellers: Just the excitement of going abroad can distract travellers enough that they have no idea of their own actions. So if passengers are not focussing on what they are doing or where they are going they can easily become a potential hazard.
- Spillages: Due to airport floors usually being highly polished surfaces, something as simple as a spilt drink can easily create a risk of a slip, trip or fall. So when passengers are more concerned with keeping an eye on their baggage or finding their passport spills that cause accidents can be likely.
- Lifts and escalators: Harmless as they may seem something as innocent looking as an escalator can be extremely dangerous. Not looking where you are going could mean a slip, trip or fall on an escalator or being trapped in an elevator door.
- Bags and cases: Travellers leaving bags and cases strewn in an aisle, or in the middle of terminal is an obvious hazard that can lead to a personal injury, so for this reason you should always be on the lookout for objects which have been discarded in precarious places.
- Trolleys: Baggage trolleys may provide a great service for the weary traveller, but they can also be a real threat to people walking through the terminal building, and a poorly controlled trolley from an over excited holiday maker can cause real damage and pain due to their sheer weight.
The airport is the last place you want to sustain an injury, especially if you are about to go on your travels. But if you have suffered an injury due to a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
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Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice