Bristol Airport Accident Claims
Bristol Airport is located at Lulsgate Bottom in North Somerset, 7 miles southwest of Bristol city centre. In 2018 it was ranked the ninth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, handling nearly 8.7 million passengers and it serves favourite low cost airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet.
If you have experienced an accident while employed or passing through Bristol Airport, you could be entitled to compensation.
Jefferies Solicitors have helped gain complementation for hundreds of clients over the company’s 25 year history. Our legal experts understand that dealing with an injury can be difficult which is why we aim to help you and make the legal process as simple as possible to alleviate your stress at such a hard time.
Call our specialists on 0800 342 3206 or fill out our online form to arrange a no-obligation confidential conversation about your accident.
Bristol Airport Accidents at Work
There are many different job roles within Bristol Airport. While most employees will not suffer injury while at work, there is the possibility of injury at most jobs and each job will have different risks associated with it. Such roles include:
• Cabin Crew
• Passenger Service Agent
• Baggage Handler
• Airport Planner
• Shop Assistant
• Air Traffic Controller
• Restaurant Worker
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure your safety by law. If your employer has failed to fulfil their duty to keep you safe, such as ignoring health and safety regulations, then you may be able to claim compensation if you have suffered injury as a result of this negligence.
Other Types of Accidents
Bristol Airport Slips, Trips and Falls
There are various different obstacles that could become hazardous in an airport, such as luggage which is dangerously placed on a walkway causing someone to trip. If you have experienced a slip, trip or fall injury while at Bristol Airport then you might be eligible for compensation.
Luggage, Baggage Carousel or Trolley Injuries
Luggage falling from a carousel or trolley could also cause injury if they fell onto you. You could also experience injury after a collision with a luggage trolley. If you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, involving either one of these scenarios, then you might be able to claim compensation in response.
You could also be injured due to colliding with or being inside a shuttlebus when it crashes. The types of injuries resulting from such a scenario can be severe, which could mean a higher amount of compensation is awarded. Jefferies Solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Lift and Travellator Accidents
Lift and travellator accidents are not common due to the regular maintenance checks that are carried out upon such machinery, however there is still the possibility of being injured while riding a travellator or a lift.
Food Health and Safety and Allergic Reactions at Bristol Airport
Food can make you ill with food poisoning if it is not properly stored, prepared or cooked. Food poisoning usually resolves by itself in a few days but more serious cases can last for longer. If you have experienced food poisoning due to eating food purchased at Bristol Airport, then you could be entitled to compensation.
Restaurants should be able to provide their customers with the proper ingredient and preparation information regarding any ingredients that might cause an allergic reaction. Furthermore, if you purchase pre-packaged food, the packaging should contain the correct ingredient information so that you can guard against eating something that would cause you to have an allergic reaction. If you suffer an allergic reaction due to receiving misinformation at a restaurant or after consuming food with incorrectly labelled packaging, then you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Depending upon exactly where you purchased the food from, your claim for both food poisoning and an allergic reaction case may be against that specific vendor rather than Bristol Airport.
If you have suffered food poisoning or an allergic reaction due to eating at Bristol Airport, you should keep all the receipts relating to your food purchases to use as evidence. Furthermore, you should seek medical attention to address any food related health issues as soon as you realise you are becoming ill, for your own safety.
How Much Can I Claim if I’ve Been Injured at Bristol Airport?
The amount of compensation you may be able to claim will firstly depend on the nature and severity of your injury. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much you might be entitled to.
However, financial losses that you might have experienced due to your injury or illness will also be taken into account when calculating compensation. For example, if you have taken time off work or are unable to return to work or if you have had to pay travel costs as a result of your injury, you may be able to recover these costs.
Contact Jefferies Solicitors Today
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of workplace accident cases. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress free as possible.
At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your surgery and the injuries you have received. Please contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form to get started. A member of our team will quickly be in touch to discuss your case in a friendly yet professional manner where confidentiality is ensured.