If you work in the airline industry, you may be employed as cabin crew, or you may work as ground staff at the airport, behind check-in desks, as a baggage handler or even refuelling aircraft. There are plenty of common hazards in the airline industry which could lead to injuries or even fatalities, and it’s important that health and safety procedures are followed at work, to ensure that the risk of accidents is minimised.
For those who have been hurt in a workplace accident, there’s the option of making a personal injury claim within three years of your accident – and if you claim with Accident Advice Helpline, you’ll find our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
How did your accident happen?
When it comes to common hazards in the airline industry, we’ve dealt with hundreds of claims since we opened our doors in 2000. Here are just a few of the most common hazards we’ve come across over the years:
- Baggage falling from height and injuring cabin crew, for example from overhead lockers
- Manual handling injuries, which could affect cabin crew, check-in staff or baggage handlers
- Exposure to carbon monoxide, usually a risk for those fuelling aircraft
Noise exposure when working in close proximity to aircraft without adequate protection
- Ramps or stairs – If these are faulty, not secured properly or wet, this could lead to a fall from height or a slip, trip or fall
- Serving hot drinks and food on the aircraft could lead to burns and scalds
- Faulty electrics on board a plane or at check-in could lead to electric shock
If you have been injured whilst working in the airline industry, you’re entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. You’ll also be compensated for any loss of earnings as a result of your accident. So if you’ve in injured your back lifting heavy luggage and you didn’t receive proper manual handling training, you can make a claim for compensation, and be compensated for that month you took off work to recover from your injuries.
Find out more today
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 if you’ve been injured due to any of the common hazards in the airline industry – or by something else entirely. You don’t need to feel pressured to make a claim, as we’re here to offer expert advice and there is no obligation to proceed. You could even take the 30-second test on our website right now and find out how much you could claim.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton