How many times this year have you been to the airport? Perhaps you were travelling on business, heading off on a weekend away with friends, flying home or jetting off on a holiday with family. Whatever your reason for going to the airport, you probably don’t pay a thought to your personal safety once you’re actually there. As in any public place, there are numerous injuries you could sustain in an airport. But if you have been injured and somebody else is responsible for your accident, we could help you claim the personal injury compensation you deserve. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experiencing specialising in personal injury claims, and we have helped hundreds of people claim compensation for airport accidents.
What injuries could you suffer at an airport?
You’d be forgiven for thinking airports are hardly the most dangerous places in the world – but accidents can still happen. Here are just a few examples of claims we have handled over the years:
- Accidents involving airport vehicles – usually people being hit by airport vehicles and suffering broken bones or back injuries
- Injuries caused by faulty equipment such as trolleys
- Food poisoning after eating at food establishments at the airport
- Injured by building works happening at the airport
- Heat stroke if the airport air-conditioning is broken
- Crush injuries – for example in the event of an airport evacuation or lack of crowd control at check in/security queues
- Slip, trip or fall injuries on an airport escalator, damaged stairway or wet floor (with no warning signs)
Injuries could range from minor injuries such as cuts, bruises or food poisoning to serious injuries – for example if you have been hit by tools falling from scaffolding when building works are being carried out at the airport, you could suffer a life-changing head injury.
Why claiming compensation is so important
Of course, you don’t have to make a personal injury claim if you have been injured at the airport, but if negligence caused your accident, you’re entitled to compensation. It could be that your family is struggling financially after you’ve taken time off work after your accident. Claiming personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline could ease financial stress. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our experienced advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice. We’re waiting to take your call and our advice line is open 24/7.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton