Heathrow Airport Accident Claims
Heathrow Airport is located west of central London, near to the south end of Hillington. It is the second busiest airport in the world for international passengers. Many different airlines flying to destinations all over the world pass through Heathrow every single day.
If you have been injured as an employee or a passenger passing through Heathrow Airport, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
At Jefferies Solicitors, we have helped injured individuals claim the compensation they are entitled to for more than 25 years. Our legal experts know exactly how difficult dealing with an injury can be, especially when it wasn’t your fault.
Call our specialists on 0800 342 3206 or contact us to arrange a no-obligation confidential conversation about your accident.
Heathrow Airport Accidents at Work
There are a large number of employees at Heathrow airport who occupy a very varied range of job roles:
- as a baggage handler
- catering crew
- shop assistant
- cabin crew
- a representative of an airline
No matter your job role, your employer must provide you with a safe working environment where you feel secure. If your employer does not provide adequate working conditions and you become injured due to this negligence, then you may be entitled to accident at work compensation. Our experts Jefferies Solicitors can help by assessing your case and making your claim.
Baggage Handler Accident at Work
Manual handling and lifting accidents are a large proportion of the accidents that happen at airports. Baggage handlers are most at risk of sustaining one of these types of injuries.
If you work as a baggage handler, it is important that your employer at Heathrow Airport has taken the necessary precautions to ensure that your work environment is safe:
- You have been equipped with the proper mechanical handling equipment needed to place luggage in and out of the aircraft hold. Your employer should also have given you any necessary training on how to use this equipment.
- You have been provided with any safety equipment that is needed for your job role such as work boots or hi-visibility clothing.
- They should ensure that tasks are rotated between employees fairly regularly. This will ensure that you don’t experience any strain doing the same movements too regularly.
- You should have received suitable rest breaks
- They should have provided adequate training to all relevant staff about safe handling techniques
Your employer should have carried out all of the above checks, training and balances to ensure your safety. If they failed to do any of the above and this resulted in an injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Other types of accidents
Slips, trips or falls at Heathrow Airport
This is a common cause of accident especially in an airport where luggage can be placed carelessly. If someone else was responsible for your slip, trip or fall accident then you could be able to claim compensation.
Injuries caused by luggage and accidents involving the baggage carousel or trolleys
Passengers and workers can sometimes be injured due to luggage falling off the carousel or trolley. You could also be involved in a collision with the luggage trolley. No matter the specific scenario in which your injury occurred, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Shuttle buses and other modes of transport can also be a source of injury at Heathrow Airport. Whether you were simply walking around the airport or you were onboard a shuttle bus, if you sustained an injury that wasn’t your fault you may be eligible to claim.
Escalator and lift accidents
You could possibly be injured when using a moving travellator or a lift to get to another floor. While these accidents are fairly uncommon due to health and safety checks, the injuries that are caused by lifts or travellators can be severe. If you have been injured, you could be entitled to compensation.
Food poisoning and allergic reactions at Heathrow Airport
If you eat food that has not been cooked, stored or prepared properly you could suffer food poisoning. While symptoms usually resolve themselves within a few days, it is possible for food poisoning to be more serious and leave long-lasting effects. In order to receive compensation, you must prove that it was contaminated food from a specific location within Heathrow Airport that made you ill.
All pre-packaged food must also display allergy information so that you can make an informed choice about what you can and can’t eat if you have an allergy. Restaurants must also be upfront about ingredient and preparation information to ensure that their customers do not suffer an allergic reaction. If you have had an allergic reaction due to eating at a facility within Heathrow Airport, then you may be able to claim.
All receipts regarding your contaminated food purchase will need to be kept as evidence to prove that you bought food from this specific location. If you are affected by food poisoning or an allergic reaction you should also seek medical attention as soon as possible.
How much can I claim if I’ve been injured at Heathrow Airport?
The amount of compensation you may be able to claim will 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.
Any financial losses you have experienced because of your injury will also be taken into account. For example, if you have taken time off work or have had to pay for prescription costs or travel expenses, you may be able to recover these costs as part of your claim.
Contact Jefferies Solicitors today
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are experts in dealing with a range of workplace accident cases. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be. Because of this, 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 be in touch to discuss your case confidentially.