Airports are crammed full of threats that could do you an injury in an accident that was not your fault, from slip hazards in the check-in hall to food poisoning once you’re airside. Among the threats that could see you being injured in an accident that was not your fault while you’re at an airport is staff negligence. Many airport employees work long, hard hours and as such, might not always have their eye on the ball. If you’re unfortunate enough to be in their vicinity when this happens, you could wind up getting hurt.
It will probably be cold comfort if you’ve just been injured at an airport and have been forced to cancel a journey. However, there will be a chance that you might be able to take some form of action against the employer of the worker who injured you, regardless of whether the individual concerned worked for the airport operator or another company with a presence at the site.
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You might have noticed that elderly or disabled airline passengers are often ferried about airports in little buggies that are typically driven by employees of the airport operator, and with good reason. People with reduced mobility would find it quite a struggle to negotiate large airports, especially if the flight they had to catch was due to take off at a gate some distance away from the terminal building. But what if one of these buggies were to hit you in the shins, either due to mechanical failure or the negligence of the driver?
If you were injured to a degree where you needed medical attention under these circumstances, there will be a decent chance that you might well be able to take some form of action. The airport operator would have a responsibility to make sure that the buggy was in full working order and that the person driving it was qualified to do so. As such, it might be liable to pay you compensation in either of these two scenarios.
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If you’ve experienced this or a similar situation while availing yourself of the services of an airport and would like to explore the possibility of launching a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ action, you could do an awful lot worse than touching base with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if it might be able to offer you the representation you need to get what you rightfully deserve.
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