Next time you’re at the airport, jetting off to an exotic, far-flung destination, watch out for that wet floor sign! Of course, if you’ve already been involved in an accident and have been injured after slipping in an airport, you could find yourself able to claim personal injury compensation if somebody else is to blame.
Airport operators have a duty to ensure that airports are safe places for members of the public, and so if you’ve suffered minor or serious injuries after slipping in an airport, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline’s team of personal injury advisors, to find out if you could make a claim.
How do airport accidents happen?
You might think that airports are safe places – after all, what’s the worst that can happen whilst you’re browsing in duty-free? Actually, there are all kinds of hazards lurking that could lead to a slip, trip or fall – here are a few examples of how an accident could happen:
- Slipping on a wet floor with no warning signs displayed – perhaps in the airport lounge or at the bar
- Slipping on food or drink spillages
- Slipping on a polished surface
- Slip or trip when disembarking aircraft – for example when aircraft steps are slippery
Whether you have suffered a sprained ankle or a serious head injury after your accident, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years. It’s up to the airport owner to take steps to prevent accidents from happening, so if you are injured in an accident on their premises, they could be held liable.
Are you eligible to claim?
Not everyone will be eligible to claim personal injury compensation, but if somebody else is to blame for your accident then there’s a good chance you have a viable claim. Why should you suffer physically and financially because of somebody else’s negligence?
If a wet floor has caused your injuries or if you have been injured on slippery aircraft steps, we can help you claim compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses, such as medical expenses and loss of earnings.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll be able to offer you confidential advice, however your accident happened. We provide a 100% no win, no fee service and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, so there’s nothing to lose by getting in touch.
Date Published: August 22, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton