Stansted Airport Accident Claims
London Stansted Airport is an international airport which is located in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, to the northeast of Central London. Stansted Airport serves 200 destinations each day, ranging from across Europe to as far away as Africa. In 2015, it was named the fourth busiest airport in the UK, therefore it is an extremely busy airport for both employees and customers.
If you work at Stansted, or were simply just passing through, you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries that you received 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 or in contact us to arrange a no-obligation confidential conversation about your accident.
STANSTED AIRPORT ACCIDENTS AT WORK
There are many different roles that someone might be employed in at Stansted Airport:
- Cabin crew
- Baggage handler
- Restaurant worker
- Shop assistant
- Passenger Service Agent
- Air traffic control
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure your safety in your work environment. If health and safety standards are not met, then your employer may have to pay for any injuries that you have sustained while at work. Jefferies Solicitors have legal experts who can help assess your case and help determine how much compensation you are owed.
BAGGAGE HANDLER ACCIDENTS AT STANDSTED
One of the most common work accidents sustained in airports is lifting and manual handling accidents. Baggage handlers are most at risk of sustaining this type of injury due to these movements being a large part of their job role.
Manual handling and lifting accidents are some of the most common injuries that are sustained in airports and baggage handlers are the most at risk for sustaining these types of injuries due to the nature of their job.
If you work as a baggage handler your employer should provide certain necessarily safety precautions:
- Adequate rest breaks and water.
- Adequate training to learn how to operate the machinery which helps to take out and put equipment into the hold.
- Rotating tasks between employees so that repetitive movements are not continuously repeated by the same person which could lead to strain or injury.
- Access to protective clothing such as ear protection or work boots.
- Proper training to know how to lift luggage and other items in the correct way so that injury is less likely to occur.
If these safety precautions have not been carried out by your employer and you suffer an injury, then you may be able to claim compensation.
OTHER TYPES OF ACCIDENTS
SLIPS, TRIPS OR FALLS AT STANSTED AIRPORT
Slips, trips and falls are another common injury. This type of injury could be caused by a various range of scenarios including a badly placed piece of luggage or slipping on a wet floor. If another person was responsible for your injury, then you may be able to claim compensation.
BAGGAGE CAROUSEL OR TROLLEY INJURIES
If luggage falls off a carousel or trolley this could possibly cause an injury. While less common, you might also suffer an injury due to colliding with the luggage trolley while it is moving, If you have suffered an injury due to an incident with a luggage carousel or trolley, contact Jefferies Solicitors to begin the claims process.
Shuttlebuses are a common type of transport used in airports. Whether you were a driver, passenger or bystander, if you suffered an injury due to a shuttlebus accident in Stansted Airport then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
TRAVELLATOR AND LIFT ACCIDENTS
It is possible to sustain an injury while using the moving travellators or a lift at Stansted Airport. While this type of injury is fairly uncommon as mechanical checks are carried out very regularly, the type of injury that could occur due to an accident involving a travellator or lift is often severe. If you have been injured, contact Jefferies Solicitors where we will assist you in making a claim.
FOOD POISONING AND ALLERGIC REACTIONS AT STANSTED AIRPORT
Food poisoning could occur if you consume food that has not been stored, cooked or prepared in line with health and safety standards. While food poisoning usually stops within a few days, depending upon the severity of the illness it could last longer. If you have suffered food poisoning due to eating food that you purchased at Stansted Airport, then you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Pre-packaged food should contain all ingredient information on the packaging to ensure that the likelihood of you suffering an allergic reaction is greatly reduced. Restaurants should also be able to provide ingredient information if prompted. If you suffer an allergic reaction due to eating at a Stansted restaurant or due to food purchased in its premises, then you may be able to claim compensation.
Any receipts which relate to the contaminated food you have purchased should be kept as evidence for your claim. Also, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible to deal with your food poisoning or the allergic reaction you have suffered.
HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM IF I’VE BEEN INJURED AT STANSTED 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. 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.