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Luton Airport Accident Claims

If you have suffered an accident at an 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. Talk to us about Luton Airport accident claims, we are here to help you.

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.

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LUTON AIRPORT ACCIDENTS AT WORK

There are many different types of job roles that someone might work at an airport, such as:

  • Baggage handler
  • Airport planner
  • Cabin crew
  • Restaurant worker
  • Technician
  • Security
  • Shop assistant
  • Passenger Service Agent
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Security

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 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.

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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 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 an 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.

SHUTTLEBUS ACCIDENTS

Whether you were a passer-by, driver, or passenger on the shuttle bus if you were injured due to a shuttle bus accident that was not your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation. Contact Jefferies to start your journey toward making a claim.

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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 straightforward 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 an 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 the correct information. If you suffer an allergic reaction due to eating wrongly labeled 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 the airport specifically but against 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.

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HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM IF I’VE BEEN INJURED AT LUTON AIRPORT?

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based on your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

LUTON AIRPORT ACCIDENT CLAIMS, START YOUR CLAIM TODAY

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well-experienced in dealing with a range of different case types, including Luton Airport accident claims. 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.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team at 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

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