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Belfast City Airport Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation From A Personal Injury At Belfast City Airport

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On this web page, you will read a guide to making a compensation claim if you have been injured in an accident at Belfast City Airport. You are going to learn about many of the most common reasons why people make airport claims, and also why you could be eligible to make one yourself. You will also learn about the concept of liability. Overall, you should come away with enough information about the claims process, to start making informed decisions about your own case.

If you have any questions that you can’t find the answers to in this guide, or you simply need some advice about your own claim, please speak to one of the Legal Expert claims team on 0800 073 8804 today. They will be ready and waiting to assist you in any way you need.

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A Guide To Belfast City Airport Accident Claims

Before we move on to the main content of this guide, you need to first understand that there is a personal injury claims time limit, within which you must begin your claim. This time limit is generally three years, but it can differ depending upon the circumstances of your claim. We would advise that you give us a call here at Legal Expert, so that we can let you know which time limit is applicable in your own case.

This guide begins by providing some of the background and context that you will need in order to be able to understand your own claim. We cover the concepts of eligibility (your ability to make a claim, and liability (who might have to pay you compensation). We also give some general information about Belfast City Airport.

The second part of this guide moves on to cover many of the common types of airport claims that could happen in some depth. You will find each common type of claim has its own section.

The final part of this guide provides information about the process of making a claim and the claim itself. This includes an overview of how to start a claim, a list of all of the most commonly awarded types of damages, and also a table that shows typical compensation ranges. We also cover the Legal Expert claims service in this part of the guide. You will find this simple service is an effective way for you to have your claim processed at no financial risk to yourself. If you have questions about our claims service, or about the facts you have read in this guide, please speak to one of our claims experts on the telephone number at the end of the page.

What Is An Accident At Belfast City Airport?

If you suffer an injury due to an accident in Belfast City Airport, or you contract an illness due to an incident in the airport, then you could be eligible to make a claim if it can be proven that there has been negligence. Any time that you are caused harm by the actions of a third party, then you could have a valid route to making a claim.

If a third part was even partially the fault of the harm you have suffered, then they could be liable to pay you compensation. If you were partially to blame for the incident that caused you harm, you could still make a claim against any third party involved. However, you would do so at a reduced percentage of liability (to be negotiated between the defendants and claimant’s legal teams). Any compensation settlement would be weighted based on this agreed percentage of liability.

If you need clarification regarding the concepts of liability and eligibility, then please speak to a Legal Expert claim advisor on the number at the end of this guide.

Airport Injury And Accident Statistics

Belfast airport statistics

Take a look at the graph above. It shows that the number of fatal airline accidents that happen each year, is lower than it ever has been. However, not every Airport accident is a fatal accident. There are far more minor accidents, which is the kind of incident this guide is aimed at.

Belfast City Airport is a fairly busy airport, serving 2.5 million passengers a year on average. The busiest routes are Belfast to London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham.

What Accidents Could Be Commonly Seen At Airports?

There are many kinds of accidents and incidents that could result in an Airport personal injury claim. However, in reality, some types of claims are far more common than others, claims for reasons such as:

  • Slips, trips and falls either within the airport itself, or outside in the car park or pick up and drop off area.
  • Accidents that could involve the airport shuttle bus or some other form of transport.
  • Accidents that could be caused by baggage trolleys, or the baggage collection carousel.
  • Other types of accidents that could involve passenger luggage.
  • Accidents that could be caused by a lift, escalator or stairs in an airport.
  • Accidents that could take place in a retail store or eatery inside the airport.
  • Work-related accidents in an airport, including baggage handling accidents.
  • Food poisoning and food-related allergic reactions.

Each of these common claim types is covered in its own section below. However, we can help with almost any kind of claim, not just those outlined above. Speak to the Legal Expert claims team on the number at the bottom of the page to proceed with a claim today.

Airport Slip & Fall Accidents

Slips, trips and falls could be common reason for people to make a Belfast City Airport compensation claim. These simple accidents can range from trivial to serious, and could be  caused by hazards such as:

  • Dirty or wet floors.
  • Obstructions to public walkways.
  • Broken curbstones and paving slabs.
  • Damaged floor coverings.
  • Luggage left in an inappropriate place.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall accident happens, if a third party is to blame, Legal Expert could be able to help you claim. Call us to learn how today.

Accidents Involving Airport Shuttle Buses & Other Vehicles

The airport shuttle bus, or one of the electric vehicles used to help passengers could cause a Belfast City Airport accident that could result in a claim if there has been negligence on the part of the airport. The airport and its staff are expected to operate these vehicles safely, so that they are not a hazard to passengers. If they fail in this, and it results in an incident that causes an injury to a passenger, a valid reason to make a claim could exist. Speak to one of the Legal Expert claim advisors on the contact number at the bottom of the page; they will help to get your claim started.

Baggage Conveyor Belt Accidents And Injuries

The baggage carousel is a natural accident hotspot in an airport. Although modern day baggage conveyors are intelligent, and have a myriad of sensors that enable the belt to automatically take action if something has become trapped, accidents could still happen. If you are injured while retrieving your baggage, and an airport is to blame, you could have a reason to make a personal injury claim, and Legal Expert can help you with this.

Baggage Claim And Other Luggage Accidents

Luggage such as suitcases, backpacks and flight cases can form a hazard in their own right. It can be left in a place that can cause a passenger to trip; it can fall from a trolley and injure a passenger, etc.

Obviously, if it is another passenger that injures you, then you would not be able to claim against an airport. Speak to one of the claims team here at Legal Expert, and they will be able to advise you on how best to proceed.

Airport Stairs, Escalators, Lifts or Travelator Injury Claims

The company that operates an airport, is responsible for ensuring that all facilities are safe to use, at all time. Therefore, if a faulty escalator or lift causes an airport injury, then the injured party could be able to make a compensation claim. However, it is likely that the maintenance of such facilities is the responsibility of an external contractor. In this case, there would be a need to prove that the contractor was at fault, in order to be able to make a claim.

Eating, Drinking and Shopping At Belfast City Airport

Each and every franchise that leases space within an airport, and this includes eateries, shops, banks, etc. must provide a safe and hazard free environment for its customers and workforce. This is a legal obligation, and the penalties for failing to comply can be severe. If a member of staff or a customer is injured due to a failure in compliance with protocols, then Legal Expert could be able to assist them in making a compensation claim for the harm they have suffer

Have You Suffered An Accident At Work In Belfast City Airport?

There are many hazards faced by people working at an airport, especially those people who refuel, unload and maintain the planes themselves. An airport must conform with multiple levels of legislation, all aimed at keeping the workforce safe at all times. A failure in compliance, leading to a member of staff being injured, could result in a personal injury lawyer being able to process a claim on behalf of the employee.

Accident At Work Claims For Baggage Handler Injuries

Baggage handlers receive special training, that teaches them how to perform manual handling and lifting safely. However, there is a reason why manual handling accidents are the most common of all workplace accidents in the UK. Despite training, injuries due to lifting a weight improperly are still very common. If it can be proven that a baggage handler has been injured due to being asked to carry out an inappropriate duty, such as lifting luggage that was far to heavy or because they have not been trained properly, then a reason to make a compensation claim could exist. Legal Expert could be able to act as your airport injury lawyer and assist with this.

Food Poisoning And Food Allergy Compensation Claims

Every eatery within an airport, as well as the staff canteen, has to comply with a whole host of laws and regulations that are intended to ensure that food is prepared and sold in a hygienic environment, and is safe for customers to consume. If there is a breakdown in this process, and a passenger comes down with airport food poisoning, then a reason to make an Airport food poisoning claim could exist if it can be medically proven that the food served has caused the illness.

The same holds true for people who suffer an allergic reaction due to the allergen content of food not being printed on the label, or because serving staff failed to give the correct information when asked. One of the Legal Expert claim advisors will be able to tell you more, if you call them on the number at the bottom of the page.

How To Begin Your Belfast City Airport Personal Injury Claim

If you have had an accident in an airport, then you will be pleased to know that the process of starting a compensation claim is very simple indeed. All that you need to do to get started, is use the phone number below to speak to the Legal Expert claims team. When you do, one of our team will ask you a series of questions about your circumstances. The answers to these questions will tell us all we need to know, in order to begin giving you some proper, informed legal advice on what to do next, and how we can help you with your claim.

What Do Airport Accident Personal Injury Claims Include?

If you make a successful compensation claim for an airport accident, then the settlement that you receive will likely include a number of different types of damages, and this could include:

  • Special damages:
    • Medical fees.
    • Travel costs.
    • Cost of care.
    • Loss of earnings.
    • Loss of future earnings.
  • General damages:
    • Pain and suffering.
    • Shock and trauma.
    • Psychological damage.
    • Long-term recuperation.
    • Permanent disability.

To find out exactly what types of damages you might be able to claim in your own case, speak to a Legal Expert claim advisor on the number below today.

 Accident Personal Injury Claim Calculator

You can either locate a personal injury claims calculator and use it to get an estimate of how much you might claim, or you could check the table below that shows typical compensation ranges for different injuries.

Injury TypeSeverityCompensationInformation
Toe injuryModerate to severeUp to £49,180Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue that could include lacerations, bruising, cuts, etc. through fractures, dislocations and nerve damage, to complete loss of all toes, mobility and effect on overall foot will be taken into consideration.
Ankle injuryMinor to severeUp to £61,110Here, injuries are going to range upwards from tissue damage (bruising, scrapes, burns, cuts, etc.) through sprains, damage to the muscles and also fractures, to some level of loss of function of the ankle, transmalleolar fracture with possible future amputation.
Foot injuryMinor to very severeUp to £96,150Here, injuries are going to range upwards from lacerations, bruises and other soft tissue injuries, through broken bones, nerve or muscles damage, to paralysis or loss of the foot or to a below-knee amputation because of the loss of the ankle joint.
Leg injuryMinor to severeUp to £120,530Here, injuries are going to range upwards from general tissue damage such as burns, scrapes and cuts, through muscle or nerve damage, fractures either simple or compound, to loss of function or complete amputation of the leg fully above the knee with consideration for the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the remaining joints of both lower limbs or in the hips and spine.
Hand injuryMinor to seriousUp to £96,150Here, injuries are going to range upwards from lacerations, bruises and other soft tissue injuries, through broken bones, nerve or muscles damage, to paralysis or total loss of the dominant hand.
Wrist injuryMinor to severeUp to £52,490Here, injuries are going to range upwards from tissue damage (bruising, scrapes, burns, cuts, etc.) through sprains, damage to the muscles and also fractures, to some level of loss of function of the wrist to fractures where an arthrodesis has been performed.
Arm injuryModerate to severeUp to £120,270Here, injuries are going to range upwards from general tissue damage such as burns, scrapes and cuts, through muscle or nerve damage, fractures either simple or compound, to loss of function or complete amputation of the arm fully (at the shoulder).
Finger injuryMinor to severeUp to £32,210Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue that could include lacerations, bruising, cuts, etc. through fractures, dislocations and nerve damage, to severe fracture, partial amputation, impairment of grip and reduced function, complete loss of one or more of the fingers.
Thumb injuryMinor to severeUp to £48,080Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue that could include lacerations, bruising, cuts, etc. through fractures, dislocations and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or both thumbs.
Back injuryMinor to severeUp to £141,150Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue of the back such as lacerations, burns, scrapes, etc. through damage to the vertebrae, muscle damage or sprains, to either complete or partial paralysis, possible combination of incomplete paralysis and significantly impaired bladder, bowel and sexual function.
Neck injuryMinor to severeUp to £130,060Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue of the neck such as lacerations, burns, scrapes, etc. through damage to the vertebrae, muscle damage or sprains, to either complete or partial paralysis, or incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.
Food IllnessSevere Toxicosis£33,700 to £46,060Causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, requiring hospital admission, severe impact on life and work.
Food Poisoning Minor £800 to £3,460Diarrhoea, stomach cramps clearing in a few days or weeks.

For a much more accurate estimate of how much you could likely claim in your own case, please speak to a Legal Expert claims advisor on the number below today.

No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents At Belfast City Airport

Legal Expert offers our national No Win No Fee claims service to everyone in the UK, as a financially risk-free way for you to have your airport claim processed. There is no charge when we first start working on your claim, and there is no charge as we process your claim for you. If you don’t receive any compensation, then we still won’t charge. When we do win you a settlement, we will take our fee from the money we received for you, and then pass what is left to you.

Why Make Your Claim With Legal Expert?

If you have suffered an injury or become ill, due to the actions of an airport operator or its staff, Legal Expert could help you. We will try to get you the most compensation that we can for your case, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your claim has a successful outcome. Please call one of our claims team on the number below, so that they can get started on your claim right away.

Contact Us Today

Have you come to harm due to the actions of an employee of an airport, or the airport operator? Or maybe you came to harm in a shop, restaurant or café in an airport? Legal Expert could help you to make an airport accident claim. Speak to one of our claims team on 0800 073 8804 to get your claim underway.

Extra Guides And Information

Below, you will find some links that could be useful to you:

CAA information on airport safety

CAA passenger health facts

UK Government information on your rights at an airport

You might also find these guides, published elsewhere on this website, to be useful:

How to make a claim against a restaurant

Claiming for an allergic reaction

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