Airports are busy places and you’ll find a variety of different types of workers employed in different roles, from ground staff to cabin crew. Whether you work as a baggage handler, front desk check-in staff or an aircraft engineer, you’ll find that there are common hazards in the airport industry that could lead to an accident. But if you are injured at work, you may be able to make a personal injury claim if you can prove somebody else was responsible for your accident.
How have you been injured?
Common hazards in the airport industry could include:
- Noise – you could be exposed to loud levels of noise from aircraft, and ear protection should be provided and worn
- Exposure to fumes and gases such as carbon monoxide, particularly relevant for engineers or those working on the ground, such as those fuelling aircraft
- Manual handling – lifting heavy luggage into overhead lockers on board a plane, handling luggage at check in or lifting heavy or awkward materials could lead to manual handling or repetitive strain injuries
- Faulty equipment such as damaged ramps or stairs could lead to a fall getting on or off aircraft or whilst securing ramps or stairs
If you work at an airport in any role and you are injured, have you stopped to think about who’s to blame for your accident? If more could have been done to prevent you being injured, it could be that your employer will be held liable for your injuries, and you could make a no win no fee personal injury claim.
What happens next?
If you’ve been injured by common hazards in the airport industry, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. It’s free to call us on 0800 689 5659 and you could be entitled to compensation even if you have suffered minor injuries. Most claims can be processed over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. Our team of expert advisors are here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so get in touch today and get the ball rolling on your claim, or get answers to any questions you have about the claims process.
You could always head for our website and take the 30-second test™, for an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to. When you proceed with a claim, our personal injury lawyers will be able to tell you the settlement you can expect to receive, taking into account the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life.