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

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On this web page, you will read a guide on how to make a compensation claim if you have been the victim of an accident in Dublin airport, that was not your fault. Below, you will find all of the information and advice that you may need, in order to understand why you may be able to make a claim, and how to move forward with your claim.

Please feel free to skip the parts of this guide that do not pertain to your own situation. If you have additional questions, or simply need to talk to somebody about your claim, give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804. Our claims team will be happy to provide you with any assistance you need.

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A Guide To Compensation Claims For An Accident In Dublin Airport

Before we present the main information of this guide, you must understand that there is a personal injury claims time limit that you will have to begin your claim within. In most cases, this will be three-years. However, it can differ. We recommend that you speak to one of our claim advisors to check which time limit applies in your own case.

The first part of this guide lays the groundwork, and gives you the background information that you need to learn a) why you could be eligible to claim, and b) who may be liable to pay compensation.

The second part of this guide is going to cover  some types of airport  accidents that could happen. Each will be covered in its own section, and we have included sections for:

  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Airport vehicle accidents.
  • Luggage related accidents as well as baggage trolley and baggage carousel accidents.
  • Accidents caused by lifts or escalators.
  • Incidents that take place inside food outlets and retail shops in an airport.
  • Food-related illnesses and food allergies.

The last part of this guide, relates to the actual claim itself. We have covered many of the common types of damages that your settlement might consist of, we have also included a table that shows typical compensation ranges. You will also find a general overview of our national claims service, a simplified way for you to get the compensation you may be entitled to, at no financial risk to yourself. If you need some help understanding the contents of this guide, or have general questions about making a claim, please speak to one of the Legal Expert claims team on the contact number at the bottom of the page.

What Is A Dublin Airport Accident?

An airport accident is when an accident happens on the premises of an airport. There could be a number of reasons a person goes on to make an airport compensation claim. However, all of them must have two things in common. 1) that the claimant is eligible to make a claim, and b) that a third party is liable to pay compensation. This can be explained thus:

  • Eligibility – the reason why you are able to make a claim. You will have been harmed in some way, by the actions of a third party.
  • Liability – the reason why a third party can be pursued for damages. They will be at least partially at fault for the harm that you have suffered.

If you are somehow to blame for the incident in some way, as well as a third party, then you can still make a claim. The third party would agree a reduced percentage of liability, and the amount of compensation paid would reflect this reduced liability. If you have questions about eligibility or liability, speak to a Legal Expert claim advisor on the number at the end of this guide.

Dublin Airport Information

Dublin airport visitor statistics

Take a look at the graph above; you can see that Dublin airport sees a lot of traffic and since 2012 the amount of people passing through the airport as increased year on year.

The airport predominantly serves 5 separate routes, and these are: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Amsterdam, Manchester and Birmingham. With London Heathrow being the route that carries the most passengers into or out of the airport each day.

What Accidents Could Happen At Dublin Airport?

There could be many reasons why a passenger or airport worker could make an airport personal injury claim.  There are a number of different types of claims that are far more common than others, and these include:

  • Slips, trips and falls (inside or outside the airport).
  • Airport vehicle accidents (shuttle buses, electric vehicles, etc.)
  • Luggage related accidents as well as baggage trolley and baggage carousel accidents.
  • Accidents caused by badly maintained or faulty lifts or escalators.
  • Incidents that take place inside food outlets and retail shops in the airport.
  • Food-related illnesses and food allergies.

No matter how you have come to harm in an airport, Legal Expert could be able to help you make a claim; we don’t only cover the kinds of claims listed above. Speak to one of our claim advisors to learn how we can help in your own case.

Slip, Trip And Fall Airport Accident Personal Injury Claims

Airport slip & fall accident claims are one of the most common of all. These simple accidents can happen at any place, and at any time. They are caused by hazards such as:

  • Wet or dirty floors.
  • Obstructions left on public footpaths and walkways.
  • Luggage that has been left in a hazardous place.
  • Damaged floor coverings such as torn carpet or cracked tiles.
  • Broken curbstones of badly laid paving slabs in the parking area.

There are far too many causes of slips, trips and falls to list. No matter how your accident happened, as long as a third party is to blame, Legal Expert could be able to help you to make a claim.

Airport Vehicle And Shuttle Bus Accident Claims

Another way that people could be injured in a Dublin Airport accident, is by being involved in a vehicle accident of some kind. An airport is responsible for ensuring the safety of all passengers using the airport shuttle bus. Therefore, if the shuttle bus is involved in a crash, and this injures a passenger, then the airport could be liable for compensation. The same is true of accidents involving one of the electric vehicles, used for helping disabled passengers get around the airport. Legal Expert could be able to help you with this kind of claim. Speak to one of our claim advisors to learn how.

Luggage Trolley Or Baggage Carousel Injuries

When it comes to a luggage accident in an airport, there are two facilities provided by an airport itself, that could cause an incident. These are:

  • Luggage trolleys – a luggage trolley that is damaged and not been repaired could cause an accident.
  • The baggage carousel – luggage should be placed on the carousel correctly so not to fall off and possibly injure a traveler.

Legal Expert could be able to help you to claim for both kinds of accidents, as long as they were at least partially the fault of a third party. Speak to a claim advisor on the contact number at the end of this page to proceed.

Other Forms Of Luggage Accident

Luggage such as suitcases, backpacks and flight cases could cause an airport injury in their own right. A heavy suitcase if rammed into another passenger, or dropped on them from even a slight height, could injure them severely. If the incident is caused by another passenger then a claim could not be brought against an airport. Speak to one of our claims team on the telephone number at the end of the page to learn who is liable.

Claims For Accidents On Lifts, Stairs, Escalators, And Travelators

The airport facilities, including stairs, lifts and escalators, should be safe to use at all times. If an accident happens, injuring a passenger, due to a lift or escalator being badly maintained, then a personal injury solicitor could be able to process a claim on their behalf. It is likely that the lift or escalator is maintained by a third party contractor, and Legal Expert would be able to help you to decide who is liable, before pursuing a claim for you. Speak to one of our claims team on the telephone number at the end of this guide, so we can help get your claim started today.

Shops, Restaurants, Bars and Hotels At Dublin Airport

Every shop, café, fast food outlet, bank, restaurant, exchange kiosk, etc. is required to make sure that passengers using their services are safe at all times. When they fail in this, and a person is injured, then they could be liable to pay compensation. Legal Expert can act as your personal injury lawyer in such a claim, and help you to get the compensation that you are eligible for. Speak to one of our claim advisors using the number at the end of the page today.

Food Poisoning Or Food Allergy Claims

There are all kinds of food outlets in an airport, and this includes fast food vendors restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, these all must follow legislation that is related to hygiene in the catering and food service industry. If they do not, and it can be proven that this led to a case of airport food poisoning, then they could be liable to pay compensation.

The same applies to people who suffer an allergic reaction, due to a member of the serving staff providing the wrong information about allergen content, or food not being labelled clearly. Legal Expert can help with both kinds of claims, and one of our claims team will be able to explain how, if you use the contact number at the end of the page to speak with them.

How To Start A Claim For An Accident At Dublin Airport

If you need to start a personal injury claim for an illness, accident or injury at an airport, then the way to do this is very simple. Call Legal Expert on the number below, and we will ask you a serious of questions, such as:

  • Where did the incident take place?
  • How were you harmed?
  • How did the harm come about?
  • Who do you think was at fault?
  • What is the prognosis for your recovery?
  • What losses have you suffered?

Questions like these will tell us all we need to know about your claim. We will then be able to offer you some free legal advice on what you should do next.

What Your Dublin Airport Accident Can Include

When you make a personal injury at an airport claim for an airport injury, and you are successful, then the settlement that you reach, will be made up of potentially several different types of damages. These could be, but are not limited to:

  • General damages (to cover the harm you suffered):
    • Loss of life quality.
    • Permanent or long-term disability.
    • A long and painful recovery.
    • Psychological damage.
    • Mental trauma and shock.
    • Pain and suffering.
  • Special damages (for non-physical losses):
    • Loss of future work prospects.
    • Loss of current or past income.
    • The cost of hiring in care.
    • The cost of paying for private medical treatment.
    • To reimburse you for travel costs.

If you would like to know what kinds of damages you might be able to claim in your own case, use the contact number at the end of the page, and one of our claim advisors will be able to tell you.

Dublin Airport Accident Personal Injury Claims

An online personal injury claims calculator would give you a rough idea of how much you might be able to claim. The table below, once you understand it, is potentially more accurate though.

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.

The most accurate method of all, is to explain your situation to a Legal Expert claim advisor, who will then be able to give you a good indication of how much your claim could be worth.

No Win No Fee Dublin Airport Personal Injury Claims

Legal Expert operates a national No Win No Fee claims service, that is available to people all across the UK, as a way for them to get the airport accident compensation they could be entitled to. It works like this; when we start our claim, no fee. As we process your claim, no fee. If we fail to win you any compensation at all, no fee. In fact, we will only charge a fee once we have successfully won a settlement for you. We will then take our fee from the money received, and give you the remainder.

How Our Airport Accident Claims Team Can Help You

If you need to make a claim, from a minor injury to a fatal accident, Legal Expert could help you. We use simple English to explain what we are doing on your behalf, and to give you regular updates on the status of your claim. We always take every measure that we can, to make sure that your claim has the highest possible chance of success, and that we win you the maximum level of compensation possible for your case. Speak to one of our claims team on the number below, to learn more about the service that we offer.

Ways To Get In Touch With Legal Expert

Have you come to harm while at an airport? Did you suffer an illness or an injury due to the actions of a third party? If so, speak to the Legal Expert team on 0800 073 8804 today. They will be ready and waiting to go over your claim with you, and help you to get your claim started right away.

Extra Resources And Guides

Below, you will find some links that may be of use to you:

UK Government information on your rights at an airport

CAA passenger health facts

CAA information on airport safety

You might also find these other guides that we have published to be of help:

Claiming for an allergic reaction

How to make a claim against a restaurant

Edited By Melissa.

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