Manchester Airport is located at Ringway, Manchester, south-west of the city centre. Not only is it the third busiest airport in the UK but it is also a key hub for many low-cost airlines such as EasyJet or Ryanair.
If you suffered an accident while in Manchester Airport, whether you are an employee or a customer, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries you sustained.
At Jefferies Solicitors, we have helped injured individuals claim the compensation 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.
Manchester Airport Accidents at Work
There are many different jobs that someone might have at Manchester Airport, such as:
- Baggage handler
- Cabin crew
- Airport planner
- Restaurant worker
- Shop assistant
- Airline representative
No matter what position you hold within Manchester airport, your employer has a duty of care to ensure your safety while at work. There are certain health and safety standards that they must meet. If they fail to do so and you become injured on their premises, they might be liable to pay you compensation. Jefferies Solicitors are very experienced in dealing with airport accident claims and we have experts on hand to assess your case.
Baggage Handler Accident at Manchester Airport
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.
There are certain provisions that your employer should make to lower the chances of sustaining a lifting or manual handling injury:
- Access to protective clothing such as sturdy work boots or hi-visibility jackets if needed.
- Adequate training for every staff member about how to safely lift items
- Changing tasks fairly often between employees so that no one member of staff is having to do the same lifting movements for a long time, which could create injury or strain.
- Access to enough rest breaks and refreshments
- Training about how to operate equipment which helps with manually handling luggage in and out of the aircraft hold
If these safety precautions have not been carried out and this has resulted in an injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Jefferies Solicitors today on 0800 342 3206 or online where we will assess your case.
Other types of accidents
Slips, trips or falls at Manchester Airport
A slip, trip or fall injury is fairly common. At an airport, it could be caused by badly placed luggage or a wet floor. If you have suffered a similar accident that you were not responsible for, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury.
Luggage, baggage carousel or trolley injuries
Another typical scenario in which injury could occur is luggage falling from the baggage carousel or trolley. While less common, you might also suffer an injury due to a collision with a moving luggage trolley. No matter the scenario in which you have sustained your injury if it wasn’t your fault you may be owed compensation.
Shuttle bus accidents
If you were injured in a shuttle bus accident at Manchester Airport, your injuries could possibly be quite serious. Whether you were a customer or an employee, contact Jefferies to start your journey towards making a claim.
Escalator and lift accidents
It is possible to sustain an injury while using a moving travellator or a lift. While these accidents are less common, the resulting injuries are often quite severe. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with gaining a serious injury. We, therefore, want to make the process of claiming compensation as simple as possible.
Food health and safety and allergic reactions
Food can become contaminated if it is not stored, cooked or prepared properly. Eating contaminated food can sometimes result in food poisoning. While most food poisoning resolves itself in a few days, it could end up being more long-lasting depending upon the severity of the illness. If you have suffered food poisoning due to eating food from Manchester Airport, you deserve compensation.
Whether you are eating pre-packaged food at Manchester airport or being served at a restaurant, you deserve to know that what you are eating is not going to put you at risk of an allergic reaction. All pre-packaged food should contain allergy and ingredient information on it while all restaurants should be able to provide ingredient and preparation information if asked. If you’ve suffered an allergic reaction that wasn’t your fault while at Manchester Airport, you may be able to claim.
If you have experienced an allergic reaction or food poisoning, you should keep the receipts for the food that you believe caused this illness. These will act as key evidence in your case. You should also seek medical care as soon as you become aware of the health issue.
How much can I claim if I’ve been injured at Manchester 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, when calculating your compensation, a solicitor will also take into account any financial losses that you might have experienced due to your injury or illness. 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. 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.