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London Stansted Airport Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation From A Personal Injury At London Stansted Airport UK

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Airports can be busy places, where a lot happens at once, including London Stansted Airport. If you have been injured or made ill because of a Stansted Airport accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the airport company, then you could be entitled to claim airport accident compensation. Talk to Legal Expert today about making a Stansted Airport compensation claim. We are a well respected personal injury solicitors firm with an excellent track record of winning airport injury compensation claims for our clients. Whether you were injured at Stansted Airport or suffered from an illness such as food poisoning, we would love to talk to you, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Call us today for your free personal injury claims consultation. Not only will you receive free legal advice but if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for your Stansted Airport accident we will estimate how much compensation you could receive and will also provide you with one of our excellent personal injury lawyers to represent you in your Stansted Airport personal injury claim. Call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 for your free consultation and to start your claim.

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A Guide To Claims For Accidents At London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and is the fourth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is located in Essex and serves London, Essex and the wider South East. The airlines based at Stansted Airport offer flights to destinations across Europe, North Africa and West Asia. Stansted Airport is a well-run hub, however, if proper standards of health and safety are not adhered to, this can result in customers and members of staff becoming injured at the airport, or being made ill. As a large business, Stansted Airport has a duty of care towards their customers, staff and other people who use the airport, such as independent contractors working at the airport. This means they are legally obliged to take every reasonable step to protect the health and safety of those who use the airport. If Stansted Airport neglects their duty of care and this causes an avoidable accident, resulting in someone becoming injured or ill then the airport could be held liable for the injuries caused and have to pay the victim compensation.

We have created this guide to making a Stansted Airport compensation claim, for people who have been injured or made ill in an accident that was not their fault. In this guide, we will look at common accidents that can take place at airports and will advise you on how to find the right personal injury solicitor to represent you in your airport accident claim, and we will also cover the benefits of making a no win no fee claim. If you have been made injured or ill because of an accident in London Stansted Airport that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today and if you are entitled to compensation, one of our excellent personal injury solicitors will start working on your claim right away.

What Accidents Or Injuries Can Happen At London Stansted Airport?

Under what circumstances can someone make a compensation claim for an accident at Stansted Airport? An accident in London Stansted Airport that results in someone becoming injured or ill, can be claimed for if it was an avoidable accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the airport. For example, if a passenger slips on a wet floor and injures themselves because it has not been properly mopped up and signposted, then the airport or business managing that space could be held liable for the person’s injuries. This is because it would be judged that the airport’s negligence was a direct cause of the injuries. As a result, the passenger could make a personal injury claim against the airport for compensation.

Alternatively, if a passenger falls in the airport because they were running because they were late for their flight, they wouldn’t be entitled to compensation, as they would be judged to be responsible for their accident. If a passenger falls in the airport because of an arbitrary accident that was not judged to be the fault of any party then they also would not be entitled to claim compensation. If you believe that you are entitled to claim compensation then call Legal Expert today. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, then we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor right to handle your case right away.

Aviation Industry Health And Safety Statistics

What statistics exist about how frequent accidents are at airports? According to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (most commonly known as RIDDOR) in 2013/4 there were 94 serious incidents of airport employee injuries in the United Kingdom, per hundred thousand employees.

Here is a breakdown of the sorts of airport accidents that employees suffered:

  • 39% lifting and handling
  • 24% slip, trip and fall injuries
  • 13% being struck by an object
  • 6% being struck against something
  • 5% fall from a height
  • 5% vehicle injuries

Worldwide the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that every year 243,000 people are injured in ramp accidents alighting and disembarking aircraft. This equates to on average 27,000 accidents a year or an accident per every one in one thousand flights.

Accidents Which Commonly Happen At London Stansted Airport

We will now look at accidents that can cause passengers, staff or other airport users to become injured at Stansted Airport. If you have suffered a Stansted Airport injury or illness because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim significant compensation for your airport accident. If you have been injured because of a Stansted Airport incident listed below, or in any other sort of airport accident then call Legal Expert, to start your compensation claim today.

Slips And Falls Caused By Wet Floors, Or Boarding Accidents

Have you suffered a slip, trip or fall Stansted Airport injury, because of an accident that was not your fault? Then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Common causes of slip, trip and fall accidents at airports can include wet floors that have not been properly mopped up and signposted, broken flooring, or accidents boarding or disembarking the aircraft, which can happen if the ramp is faulty. If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident at Stansted Airport then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Stansted Airport Shuttle Bus And Ground Vehicle Accidents

Have you been injured in a Stansted Airport car accident, or in a coach accident around the airport? Whether your accident was the fault of the airport, the management of the airport car park, a coach company, taxi driver, or another driver, if the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for a Stansted Airport car accident.

Baggage Trolley And Baggage Carousel Accidents

If you have suffered an accident involving being hit by a baggage trolley, having a piece of luggage fall off a baggage trolley and hit you, or you have been injured because a piece of clothing was caught in a baggage carousel and there was no emergency stop button, then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for a baggage trolley or baggage carousel accident.

Other Luggage Accidents

Other accidents at airports involving luggage can include luggage being left on the floor, causing a trip hazard, luggage falling on heads if not properly secured on an overhead locker on the plane, or luggage hitting a baggage handler. If you have suffered an injury caused by a luggage accident at London Stansted Airport, you could be entitled to claim compensation, call Legal Expert to see if you are entitled to claim.

Escalator And Travelator Accident Claims

Accidents on escalators and travelators can occur at airports if they have not been properly kept. Faults that can cause accidents on escalators or travelators include: faulty mechanisms, damaged or slippery surfaces, or the emergency stop button not working in case of emergency, for example if a piece of clothing has been caught on the revolving steps or surface. If you have been injured because of an escalator or travelator accident, call Legal Expert today. If you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent lawyer straight away.

Shops And Restaurants At London Stansted Airport

Of course, Stansted Airport is not responsible for all the space within its grounds. If you were injured on the grounds of a shop, restaurant or cafe at Stansted Airport, they have a duty of care to protect their customers and staff. If you have been injured at a shop, restaurant or cafe at Stansted Airport, because of negligence on the part of the business, then you could be entitled to compensation. Call Legal Expert to begin your Stansted Airport personal injury claim today.

Stansted Airport Workplace Accident Claims

As we have already mentioned, airport workers are vulnerable to being injured in all sorts of accidents including: manual handling injuries, being struck by an object, and slip, trip and fall accidents. As an employer, Stansted Airport has a duty of care towards you, so if you were injured in a workplace accident, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim workplace accident compensation.

Baggage Handler Workplace Accident Claims

If you work, or worked as a baggage handler at London Stansted Airport and were injured as a result, you could be entitled to claim airport accident compensation. Baggage handling can be a physically demanding job, in a very busy environment. It is common for baggage handlers to suffer from manual handling injuries if proper precautions are not taken place by the airport, such as providing proper training on lifting heavy objects or providing specialist equipment for objects that are too heavy for people to lift on their own. If you suffered a manual handling injury, or any other sort of injury at London Stansted Airport because of negligence on the part of your employer, call Legal Expert today, to enquire about claiming compensation.

Food Poisoning And Allergic Reactions At Stansted Airport

According to the law, food providers such as manufacturers of prepacked food and restaurants that prepare food on sight have to list and highlight any allergenic ingredients used in their food, such as peanuts. If the food provider fails to list an allergenic ingredient used in the food, and a client has an allergic reaction as a result of eating it, then the business could be held liable for their injuries and have to pay them compensation. If you have suffered an allergic reaction because of food purchased and consumed at London Stansted Airport, then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for your injuries. Call Legal Expert, to begin your claim today.

Similarly, if you have suffered food poisoning because food or drink that you purchased at Stansted Airport that was not properly prepared then you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call us today, to take advantage of your free personal injury claims consultation and if you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to represent your case. Call today, to see if you are entitled to compensation.

How To Start An Airport Illness Or Accident Claim

If you have been made ill or injured at Stansted Airport because of an accident that was not your fault, begin your compensation claim by calling Legal Expert today. If you do legitimately have grounds or eligibility to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor, who will start working on your claim right away.

What Can An Airport Accident Claim Include?

If you have experienced an airport injury that was not your fault and make a successful claim for compensation, your compensation package will (in general) be awarded to you in two parts. First of all, victims will be awarded what is called general damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you experienced. This is normally the larger part of a compensation claim. Secondly, you can also be paid special damages which will reimburse you for any out of pocket expenses that you experienced, due to your injuries, such as medical expenses or loss of income if your injuries caused you to take time off work.

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

You can use our example personal injury claims calculator in order to estimate how much compensation you could claim for your injuries. Alternatively, call us and one of our informed advisors will give you a more accurate estimation of how much you could claim, based on your personal circumstances.

Type Of InjurySeriousnessAward Up toExplanation
Toe injuriesFrom moderate - severeUp to £49,139Injuries involved might include injuries to different soft tissues. Can include lacerations, cuts, and bruising. This can also include dislocations or even nerve damage. Could even include the loss of a toe.
Ankle injuriesFrom minor - severeUp to £61,139Injuries involved might include injuries to different soft tissues. Can include lacerations, cuts, and bruising. This can also include dislocations or even nerve damage. Could even include fractures or loss of use of the ankle.
Foot injuriesFrom minor - very severeUp to £96,139Injuries could include damage to the soft tissues. This might include scrapes, bruising, and cuts, etc. Will then range up to muscle damage, nerve injuries and the loss of use, or amputation of one or both of the feet.
Leg injuriesFrom minor - severeUp to £119,239Injuries may include everything from simple lacerations or cuts up to broken and damaged bones, and injuries affecting the connective tissue. Could also include paralysis or amputation.
Hand injuriesFrom minor - seriousUp to £54,299Injuries such as those damaging the soft tissue in the hand. This may be a cut, bruise, or a strain or sprain. Might also include nerve or bone damage. Most serious cases include amputation or paralysis of the hand.
Wrist injuriesFrom minor - severeUp to £4,179Including an injury such as a cut, laceration, or even a burn injury. Might affect the bones, connective tissues, or the soft tissue. Might also include injuries to the nerves. Could include a fracture or paralysis.
Arm injuriesFrom moderate - severeUp to £114,829An injury might range up from simpler injury to the soft tissue all the way up to broken bones, nerve damage and paralysis or even some forms of amputation.
Finger injuriesFrom minor - severeUp to £21,939Claimant's injury can include lower end injuries such as simple soft tissue injuries, up to and including damage to the nerves, a dislocated joint, and even the removal of a finger.
Thumb injuriesFrom minor - severeUp to £48,039Injuries at the lower end can include soft tissue injuries. This could include a cut or deep laceration, or it could be more serious and include a dislocated thumb, or damage to the nerves. At the top end, it might include the amputation of a thumb.
Back injuriesFrom minor - severeUp to £141,169Injuries at the lower end can include soft tissue injuries, this might include a scrape, a burn, a bruise, or a cut. It could go all the way up to damage to the bones.
Neck injuriesFrom minor - severeUp to £130,079Injuries at the lower end can include soft tissue injuries. At the higher end, these injuries then could result in neck paralysis to some degree.

No Win No Fee Airport Accident Claims

If you have been injured or made ill due to a Stansted Airport incident that was caused by negligence on the part of someone else, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Many of our clients find that making a no win no fee claim is the easiest way to claim compensation for their injuries. With a no win no fee claim, you will only have to pay your fee if you win your case, so there is no financial risk involved in making your Stansted Airport personal injury claim. What’s more, your fee will be taken out of your final compensation package so you will not have to worry about funding your claim up front.

Call Legal Expert today to inquire about making a no win no fee claim, or read our online guide to learn more.

Why Let Legal Expert Handle Your Airport Accident Claim?

Legal Expert is a well respected personal injury law firm. Our personal injury solicitors have years, of up to three decades in experience handling claims and will always fight to win you the highest possible amount of compensation that you are or could be owed. We also offer all of our clients the option to make a no win no fee claim. If you had an accident at London Stansted Airport, call us today for your free consultation. If you have legitimate grounds for compensation, one of our excellent solicitors will start working on your Stansted Airport compensation claim right away. Call today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Additional Resources

How Much Compensation For An Injury At An Airport – How much can you claim for an injury at the airport.

How Much Compensation For A Car Accident? – If you have been involved in an accident in a ground vehicle at an airport, find out if you can claim damages.

How Much Compensation For Emergency Services Vehicle, Police Car Or Ambulance Accident – Can you claim compensation for an accident in an emergency services vehicle at the airport?

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