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

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On this web page, you will read a guide to making a compensation claim following an accident at Humberside Airport. It will attempt to teach you everything that you will need to know about why you may have a claim, and how to go about starting a claim, so that you can begin to make informed decisions.

If you have any questions about the contents of this guide, or the process of making a claim, then one of the Legal Expert claim advisors will be more than happy to help you. Just give us a call on 0800 073 8804 and speak to one of them today.

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A Guide To Claims For An Accident At Humberside Airport

For this guide to be of any use to you, then you will need to be making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit. This is generally three-years, but it can differ, check with a solicitor if you are unsure which time limit applies in your own case. The guide begins by laying some groundwork, and giving some background information about what airport accidents are, why you may be eligible to make a claim, and how liability works. We also give some general aviation safety statistics and information about Humberside Airport.

The middle part of this guide covers all of the most common types of incidents that can lead to an airport claim. Each of these common claim types is explained in their own section.

The last part of this guide deals with facts and information related to the claim process itself. We will cover the process of starting a new claim, the kinds of damages that your settlement could include, as well as typical ranges of compensation for different injuries. We will also introduce the Legal Expert claims service at this stage. This is a way for you to have your claim processed in a way that is financially risk-free. We offer this service to people all across the UK.

If this guide fails to answer any questions that you have, one of the Legal Expert claims team will be available to get you the answers that you need. Just give us a call on the contact telephone number you will find down at the end of the page.

What Is A Humberside Airport Accident?

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Take a look at the graph above. It very clearly shows that passenger traffic at Humberside Airport has been tailing off, especially in the last decade. This reduced traffic means that there could be fewer incidents involving an accident in Humberside Airport.

However, accidents can and do still happen. When they do, if the injured party can prove that a third party was at least partially to blame for the harm they have suffered, then a valid reason to make a compensation claim should exist.

In cases where the claimant was partially to blame for the incident that has caused them harm, then the defendant would be pursued for compensation, but at a reduced percentage of liability. This percentage would be negotiated between the legal teams representing the defendant and the claimant. Once agreed, any settlement would reflect this percentage of liability in the amount of compensation paid.

Humberside Airport Incident Statistics

Humberside Airport is an airport in decline. It caters for far fewer passengers than it did just 10 years ago. The airport predominantly operates the Humberside to Amsterdam route, which makes up more than 90% of all traffic into and out of the airport.

There is no history of fatal accidents at the airport. The most notable air safety incident of all, involved a plane being landed by a passenger, following the death of the pilot during the flight, back in 2013. This combination of excellent safety record and declining usage means that the chances of being involved in a Humberside Airport accident are quite low.

What Accidents Could Commonly Happen At An Airport?

There can be many causes of an accident near Humberside Airport, or in the airport itself. However, some kinds of incidents are far more frequently encountered than others, such as:

  • Slips, trips or falls outside or inside the airport.
  • Accidents involving a shuttle bus or other airport vehicles.
  • Baggage trolley and carousel accidents.
  • Other kinds of luggage/baggage related accidents.
  • Injuries caused by stairs, lifts or escalators at an airport.
  • Incidents that occur within a store, café or restaurant within an airport.
  • Work-related accidents affecting airport staff, including baggage handlers.
  • Food-related illness and allergic reactions suffered while eating at the airport.

No matter how you have come to harm, if a third party was the cause, Legal Expert should be able to help you claim. Call us to find out how.

Can I Claim For A Slip And Fall At The Airport?

One of the most common ways that passengers are injured at an airport, is due to a slip, trip or fall accident. These can happen in many ways, for example:

  • Dirty or wet floors that have not been signposted as a hazard.
  • Obstructions left by maintenance or cleaning staff.
  • Damaged floor coverings such as torn or frayed carpets.
  • Broken or cracked paving slabs in the airport car park.
  • Luggage that has been left in an inappropriate place.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall happens, if a third party was the cause, you can call Legal Expert, and we will help you to make a claim.

Airport Shuttle Bus And Ground Vehicle Accidents

There are a number of different types of vehicles that people taking Humberside Airport flights could encounter inside the airport. This includes:

  • The airport shuttle bus.
  • Electric vehicles used by disabled passengers.
  • Electric luggage trolleys.

If you are injured by any of these vehicles, you could be able to make a claim. Call Legal Expert today to find out how.

Baggage Trolley And Baggage Carousel Injuries

One of the reasons that people make a Humberside Airport compensation claim, is for an injury that has been caused by either a baggage trolley, or by the baggage carousel. Baggage trolleys present an ever-present risk of injury, especially when overloaded. Similarly, retrieving luggage from the baggage carousel is an accident hotspot. Either due to injuries caused by muscle strains and sprains while lifting luggage, or due to the carousel itself causing an injury. Either way, if a third party is to blame for your injury, then Legal Expert could be able to help you claim. Use the telephone number at the end of this guide to speak to one of our claim advisors today.

Injuries That Could Be Caused By Baggage Suitcases

Baggage trolleys and the baggage carousel aside, luggage in its own right can present hazards. These hazards could include luggage left in a place where it becomes a trip hazard, and also luggage that is dropped or is being carried improperly.

Of course, the situation is far from clear cut if it is another passenger that causes you harm. We would recommend that you speak to one of the Legal Expert claim advisors on the telephone number at the end of this guide, and explain your situation. They will be able to tell you who might be liable in your own case.

Escalator And Stair Accident Claims

Another common reason for passengers to make a Humberside Airport personal injury claim, is due to injuries that have been caused by a faulty, damaged, or generally badly maintained escalator, lift or stairway. The airport is obligated to maintain a safe environment for passengers, members of the public, and airport staff at all times. If one of the facilities such as an escalator or flight of stairs causes an injury, and it can be shown that the airport was at fault, a reason to make a claim could exist.

Workplace Accident Claims Against Humberside Airport

If you work at an airport, and you are injured in a work-related accident, then a personal injury lawyer could be able to process a claim for you. An airport has to a) comply with the Occupiers Liability Act, and b) comply with all applicable Health & Safety legislation, at all times. If compliance is not maintained, and this leads to a member of staff being injured, then a valid reason to make a work-related accident claim could exist. Legal Expert can help with this, speak to one of our claims team on the telephone number at the end of the page to find out how.

Claims For Personal Injuries To A Baggage Handler

The most common work-related airport injury, is some form of musculoskeletal disorder, suffered by a baggage handler. When we look at workplace accident statistics, we find that manual lifting and handling injuries are the second most common of all. Even though baggage handlers are trained to do their job without harming themselves, these kinds of injuries are still quitter common. If it can be proven that the employer has put you at risk in some way, for example, asking you to move baggage alone that requires two people, then you should be able to make a claim against them. Speak with a claims advisor on the number down at the bottom of this page, to learn how Legal Expert can help with your work-related accident claim as a baggage handler.

Airport Food Allergy And Food Poisoning Claims

Every café, fast food outlet and restaurant inside the airport, is required to conform to all applicable Health & safety regulations pertaining to the food service industry. This legislation includes a whole host of rules regarding food hygiene. If the food retailer fails to comply with these rules, and serves food which causes food poising or some other food-related illness, then they would be liable.

This also extends to the issue of the allergen content of food. If a person has an allergic reaction due to allergen content either being a) incorrectly reported on the food label, or b) incorrect information being given by a member of the serving staff, then a reason to claim could exist.

In either case, Legal Expert should be able to help you with your claim. Speak to one of our claim advisors on the number at the end of this page to begin a claim today.

How To Begin Your Humberside Airport Accident Claim

having a personal injury solicitor process you claim, is a simple thing to arrange. You can call us here at Legal Expert, on the number below, and one of our claims team will go over your claim with you. They will go through a series of questions, and the answers that you give will provide them with a good overview of your situation. They will then be able to offer you some educated advice on what you should do next, and how best to proceed with your claim.

What Can Humberside Airport Personal Injury Claims Include?

When you make an airport accident claim, if your claim is successful, then the compensation settlement that you receive will be made up of a number of different types of damages. These kinds of damages could include, but are not limited to:

  • Special damages (to compensate for loss both financial and ad-hoc):
    • Travel tickets – if you have to travel to get medical treatment or to deal with your claim.
    • Cost of care – if you needed a nurse at home, or somebody to come in and help with cleaning and maintenance.
    • Medical fees – if you had to pay either fully or partially for medical treatment you required.
    • Loss of prospects – if your injuries will leave you with a reduced capacity for working, or unable to work at all.
    • Loss of wages/salary – if you took time away from work and missed out on all or some of your regular income.
  • General damages (to compensate for the harm you have suffered):
    • Shock and trauma – of the accident itself.
    • Pain and suffering – that you encountered during the actual accident, and also while receiving emergency treatment.
    • Painful treatment and recuperation – if you will have to undergo a long course of treatment, and spend a long time recovering.
    • Psychological damage – for the long-term psychological effects of the accident and the injuries.
    • Long-term disability – if you are left disabled in some way, either permanently or for the long-term.

If you would like to know which kinds of damages might be applicable in your own case, please speak to one of the Legal Expect claims team on the number below. They should be able to tell you.

How Much Can I Claim For An Accident In Humberside Airport?

Instead of providing a fairly inaccurate online personal injury claims calculator on this page, we have instead, added the table that you will find below. The figures in the table are based on the actual judicial guidelines used by the UK legal system, to judge the worth of a claim.

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.

To get a more accurate idea of how much you might claim in your own case, call Legal Expert on the number below and speak to one of our claim advisors.

No Win No Fee Airport Accident Claims

Legal Expert offers our No Win No Fee claims service to people all across the UK. This is an effective and financially risk-free way for you to have your airport claim processed. When we start your claim… no fee. As we process your claim… no fee. If we fail to win you any compensation… no fee. The only time we charge a fee, is when we have received a compensation payment for you. At this stage, we will take our fee from the money received, and send you the remainder.

Why Make An Airport Accident Personal Injury Claim With Us?

The reasons why you should use Legal Expert to process your personal injury claim are compelling. Firstly, we always do everything that we can to ensure success, and also that we get you the maximum amount of compensation possible. Secondly, we work in a transparent manner, and use simple English and not legalese, to keep you fully updated on what we have been doing for you, and on the status of your claim overall. Speak to one of our claim advisors on the number below to learn more.

How To Contact Legal Expert

Have you been injured at the airport? Do you think that a third party was to blame for the harm that you have suffered? Do you believe that you have a valid reason to make a claim? If so, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, and we can get your claim underway today.

Additional Guides And Resources

You may find the following external informational links to be of use:

Health & Safety for airlines

Your rights as an airline passenger

The website of Airport Safety Week

Additionally, these two related guides that are published on this site could be helpful as well:

Claiming compensation against an airline

How to make a claim for a holiday accident

Edited by Melissa.

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