LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Whether you are a customer who was travelling through the airport or an employee, if you have been injured while on the premises you deserve to have compensation.
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 to arrange a no-obligation confidential conversation about your accident.
LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT ACCIDENTS AT WORK
While there are many different job roles someone could be employed as at an airport, each job will have their own specific guidelines and regulations in regard to health and safety. Some possible job roles relating to airport work include:
· Passenger Service Agent
· Airport Planner
· Restaurant Worker
· Shop Assistant
· Cabin Crew
· Airline Representative
· Baggage Handler
· Air Traffic Controller
No matter what your job role is, your employer has a duty of care to ensure your safety when on the job. They legally must adhere to certain regulations and requirements about your working conditions. If you believe that your employer has not followed these regulations and this has resulted in your accident and subsequent injury, then you may be eligible to make a claim against them.
BAGGAGE HANDLER ACCIDENT AT LEEDS BRADFORD
Baggage handling is the most likely job role within an airport to incur manual handling or lifting injury while on the job. This is due to the nature of the job role involving lifting luggage and other items repeatedly.
Your employer should have taken certain precautions to help ensure your safety, such as:
· Access to enough rest breaks and water.
· Lack of repetitive tasks – the specific tasks of the job are swapped quite regularly between employees so that no one is repeating the same movements/a particularly demanding part of the job for too long which could lead to injury or strain.
· Training to operate mechanical handling equipment which helps to lift luggage in and out of the hold.
· Every member of staff has received the proper training to be able to safely lift any items that they might need to lift for their job role.
· Protective clothing – such as work boots, ear protection or hi-visibility clothing depending upon the specifics of your job role and your location within the airport.
If your employer has not carried out the necessary safety precautions related to your job role and this has resulted in an injury, you may be able to claim compensation for the accident that you have suffered.
OTHER TYPES OF ACCIDENTS
SLIPS, TRIPS OR FALLS AT LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT
A slip, trip or fall injury is a fairly common type of accident to experience. In an airport, a possible scenario that could cause a slip, trip or fall could relate to luggage which has been placed in a walking path or liquid being spilt but not cleaned up. No matter the reason as to why you tripped, if someone else was at fault for your injury you can likely claim compensation.
CAROUSEL AND LUGGAGE TROLLEY ACCIDENTS
You could be injured in an airport due to luggage falling from the carousel or trolley and hitting you. If the trolley is transporting luggage around the airport, you could possibly become injured due to a collision with it. Either way, if the accident was not your fault you might be eligible to claim compensation for your airport accident.
You could possibly be injured in a shuttlebus accident – as a driver, passenger or even a passer-by. If you have been injured in a shuttlebus accident at an Airport and it was not your fault, then you might be able to claim compensation.
ESCALATOR AND LIFT ACCIDENTS
Escalator and lift accidents are fairly uncommon due to the fact that the machinery has fairly regular maintenance checks. However, if you are injured due to a scenario involving an escalator or a lift, the injuries can often be quite severe, and the experience could be traumatising. Jefferies Solicitors can help assess your claim and the extent of your injuries in this scenario.
ALLERGIC REACTIONS AND FOOD POISONING AT LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT
Pre-packaged food should contain the correct ingredient information on it so that you can avoid foods which would give you an allergic reaction. Furthermore, restaurants should be able to provide you with the correct ingredient information if you ask due to allergy reasons. However, if you have not been provided with the correct information and this has resulted in an allergic reaction you may be able to claim food allergy compensation in response to your experience.
If food has been improperly stored, cooked or prepared then this could result in food poisoning. Depending upon the extent to which you are ill then your food poisoning could last for longer than the normal few days that it takes to correct itself. You deserve to feel that the food you are consuming is safe and will not make you ill. If you have suffered food poisoning due to eating food which was bought at the airport, then you may be eligible to claim compensation as a result.
If you have suffered food poisoning or an allergic reaction due to food bought at the airport, you should keep all the relevant receipts relating to your food purchases at the premises. For your own safety, you should seek medical attention as soon as you realise you are ill due to an allergic reaction or food poisoning for your own safety and wellbeing.
HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM IF I’VE BEEN INJURED AT LEEDS BRADFORD 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.
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 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. 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.