The use of air travel to commute is becoming ever more common. As budget carriers aggressively drop prices, it is in some cases, more economical to travel by plane than by train. Thankfully, statistically, air travel is the safest form of transport and accidents involving aeroplanes are few and far between. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline looks at some of the other causes of accidents when commuting by flight such as slips, trips and falls.
Statistically speaking, you are more likely to be injured on the way to a flight than on the actual flight itself. Most complaints for accidents from commuting by flight originate from slips, trips and falls around the airport. These can include slippery floors in the terminals, boarding stairs, and escalators.
Thankfully, turbulence is rarely harsh enough to cause any injuries but injuries unfortunately are still reported. It’s important to observe the seatbelt signs and do not leave your seat if you have been instructed by the cabin crew to remain seated.
A number of other accidents have been reported at airports including accidents on board transport from airport parking to the terminal, accidents involving luggage carousels such as fingers becoming trapped in the belt, and temporary deafness from aeroplane engines that have begun spooling prematurely.
I’ve been involved in an accident at the airport when commuting. Am I entitled to compensation?
If you’ve been involved in an accident at the airport within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisers who will be only more than willing to assist you with any enquiries.
With over 13 years’experience in all areas of personal injury law, you can be guaranteed of a transparent and efficient service. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims discussed over the telephone. All amounts discussed are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final pay-out.
Date Published: January 28, 2014
Author: David Brown