Whether you are suffering from a permanent disability, or recovering from an injury which makes it difficult for you to get around, getting through an airport can be more difficult and will require more help than if you are able bodied. Those who have had surgery to correct broken bones will often have metal plates, screws and so on in their body, which can make them set off metal detectors and slow down the process, so here is how you can do this easily.
Ask your doctor
The first thing to do before any travel, particularly by air, is to ask your doctor if you are well enough to travel. The last thing you want to do is cause complications by flying, so get your doctor to sign you off for travel, and bring a copy of this with you.
Find out where any plates are located
Anything that is metal in your body will need to be pointed out to security, so your doctor needs to show you exactly where it is located to save you time, and so that you will know in advance where your metalwork is located.
Let the airline know
When you book your flight, let the airline know that you have a disability, and the nature of this. This means that they will be prepared for you in advance, and should speed up your processing time in the airport.
Show your paperwork to everyone
As you pass through the airport, show any paperwork you have to all security you pass, as well as the person at the desk.
Looking for solicitors on the Isle of Colonsay after an accident?
If the accident which caused your disability was caused by another person, then you may want to consider making a claim for compensation against them. A compensation claim needs to be filed within three years of the accident, so you should do this as soon as you can, especially as the compensation process can take quite a long time.
Although we do not have injury solicitors on the Isle of Colonsay we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors on the Isle of Colonsay look no further than our expert service.
To find the best solicitors who will handle your case quickly and professionally, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. The team will talk you through your accident and help you to decide whether or not you want to proceed with your claim, based on whether it is likely to be successful or not.
You will then be passed over to our one of our solicitors who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to process your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. You can chase up your claim, and your solicitor will keep you updated as the claim progresses.
Date Published: 11th April 2014
Author: David Brown