London Luton Airport, more commonly called Luton Airport, is an international airport located close to Luton town centre in Bedfordshire. Luton Airport is a focus airport for EasyJet, Ryanair, TUI Airways and Wizz Air which means that the airport gets a lot of traffic and serves customers from all over the world.
If you have suffered an accident at Luton Airport as a customer or an employee, you may be entitled to claim compensation for any injuries that you sustained while on the airport premises.
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 for a no-obligation confidential conversation about your accident.
LUTON AIRPORT ACCIDENTS AT WORK
There are many different types of job role that someone might work at Luton Airport, such as:
· Baggage handler
· Airport planner
· Cabin crew
· Restaurant worker
· Shop assistant
· Passenger Service Agent
· Air Traffic Controller
Your job role does not matter when it comes to deserving to feel safe. Your employer has a duty of care to uphold your safety no matter your role at work. If your employers at Luton Airport fail to uphold this duty of care and you are injured as a result, then you may be able to claim compensation as a result.
Jefferies Solicitors are experienced in dealing with airport accident cases and our experts can help you win the compensation you deserve.
BAGGAGE HANDLER ACCIDENT AT LUTON
Lifting and manual handling accidents are one of the most common types of accidents within an airport. Specifically, baggage handlers are most at risk of sustaining this type of injury as their job role involves making lifting movements and handling luggage.
As lifting and manual handling accidents are one of the more common types of accidents sustained in an airport setting, baggage handlers are most at risk of sustaining an injury as performing these actions are the main part of their job role.
To avoid injury there are certain safety precautions your employer should have insisted on:
· Access to protective clothing such as sturdy work boots or hi-visibility jackets if needed.
· Assess fitness for the job role prior during the hiring process
· Proper training for each staff member about safe handling techniques
· Access to enough rest breaks and refreshments.
· Rotation of job role tasks so that no one staff member is repeating the same movements continuously
· Training about how to operate equipment which helps with manually handling luggage in and out of the aircraft hold.
If your employer has not carried out these safety precautions, they may be liable to pay compensation for any injuries that you have suffered as a result of their negligence. Contact Jefferies Solicitors today on 0800 342 3206 or online where we will assess your case.
OTHER TYPES OF ACCIDENTS
LUTON AIRPORT SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS
While this type of injury is fairly common and can happen in many different environments – due to the number of people, the fact that you are walking a lot and the fact that passengers are carrying luggage – the airport can be especially hazardous for this type of injury. If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall injury at Luton Airport that wasn’t your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation.
LUGGAGE, BAGGAGE CAROUSEL OR TROLLEY INJURIES
A baggage carousel or trolley could also cause injury if luggage were to fall off it and onto you. You could also suffer an injury due to colliding with a moving luggage trolley. If you have suffered an injury due to mechanical failure or negligence that wasn’t your own in one of these scenarios, you could be able to claim compensation.
Whether you were a passer-by, driver or a passenger on the shuttle bus, if you were injured due to a shuttlebus accident that was not your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation. Contact Jefferies to start your journey towards making a claim.
ESCALATOR AND LIFT ACCIDENTS
While these types of accidents are less common, it is possible to sustain injuries while using a moving travellator or a lift. These types of injuries are generally far more serious due to the fact that they usually involve quite severe mechanical failures. Therefore, Jefferies Solicitors want to ensure that the process of making a claim with the help of our experts is as simple and straight forward as possible.
FOOD HEALTH AND SAFETY AND ALLERGIC REACTIONS AT LUTON AIRPORT
If food is not stored, cooked or prepared properly this can sometimes cause food poisoning due to contamination. Most food poisoning will resolve itself in a few days, but more severe cases can continue for a longer period than this. If you have suffered food poisoning due to eating food at Luton Airport, then you could be able to claim compensation for any damages.
If you are eating pre-packaged food this should contain the correct ingredient information on it so that you can make informed choices about what you are eating and to ensure that limit your chances of suffering an allergic reaction when eating. If you are eating at a restaurant and request ingredient or preparation information about the food you want to order due to allergy concerns, restaurants should be able to provide you with correct information. If you suffer an allergic reaction due to eating wrongly labelled packaged food or due to eating at a restaurant you should be able to claim allergic reaction compensation. Depending on the specifics of the food you bought, your claim may not be against Luton Airport specifically but the chain of a restaurant or the company that makes the food.
You should keep all receipts relating to the food that has caused your illness or allergic reaction as this will be used as key evidence for your case. Furthermore, you should seek medical attention as soon as you become aware of an issue, for your own safety.
HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM IF I’VE BEEN INJURED AT LUTON 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.