Probably none of us embarks on a journey expecting mishaps and danger, but they may sometimes happen and there may be an unfortunate time when you will need to ask, ‘Can I claim for an injury at an airport?’, because you have slipped or tripped while you were in the airport complex or on board an aeroplane.
It can be very easy to think that with so many companies and businesses operating within the airport that it would be impossible to assign blame or make a claim against any one of them, but you may be wrong, just as you may be wrong to assume it is not possible to make a claim for injury when you have already passed through the passport or customs areas.
The truth is any person travelling by air for whatever reason, whether it is for business or for pleasure, is protected by an act of law known as the Montreal Convention. This statute established that air carriers have a liability to care for and protect their passengers, the baggage and cargo or goods they are carrying during an international journey.
What types of accidents are eligible for claims?
Everyone has a right to be safe and secure in huge public areas such as airports, and if your injury has been caused by an airport employee’s negligence or the failing of an airport-based organisation, then you certainly are eligible to make a claim for an injury at an airport. There is usually a proviso however, that the injury claim must be made within two years of the accident. Accidents that are eligible for an injury claim include slips or falls within the airport complex, those caused by airport equipment, such as a luggage trolley or cleaning cart, or by the food and drink cart pushed by flight attendants on board the aircraft.
It is possible to find out if your injury sustained at or in an airport facility or associated aircraft is eligible for a claim by getting in touch with a legal firm that deals with compensation and injury claims, such as Accident Advice Helpline. Staffed by expert lawyers with specialist knowledge in the personal injury compensation field, they have a convenient 24-hour claim helpline on 0800 689 0500 that is entirely free to call. There is even an easy online form you can fill in with your injury information to begin your claim, and a representative will call you back to advise you on whether you have a good chance of compensation or not.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in operation since 2000 and since then they have helped thousands of people receive justice and compensation, from hundreds to thousands of pounds. They work on a no win, no fee* basis, and they are not concerned with what your financial situation is, as no money is required to begin an injury claim. The compensation they can obtain for you can help with travelling costs, nursing care, loss of earnings and even babysitting charges.
Date Published: July 25, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Plane accident claims