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

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This web page contains a guide to the process of making a compensation claim for an accident in Newquay Airport. Within this guide you will learn all you need to know about a) why you may be eligible to make a claim, b) why the airport may be liable to pay compensation, and c) how the process of making a claim works.

If you need any questions answered about the contents of this guide, or the process of making a claim in general, then please speak to one of the Legal Expert claim advisors on 0800 073 8804 today. They will get you the answers that you need.

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A Guide To Claims For Accidents In Newquay Airport

As long as you are ready to begin making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit, then this guide should be of use to you. The guide begins by giving some background information related to your eligibility to make a claim, as well as some information on general air safety and how it affects passengers.

The guide then moves on to look at many of the most common reasons that people make a compensation claim against an airport. We have added separate sections for many of these frequently seen claim types as well.

The next section of the guide moves on to give details about the claim process itself. This includes how to start your claim, the kinds of damages that you could be awarded, as well as a table that details typical compensation amounts for a range of injuries. We will also introduce the Legal Expert national claims service at this stage. This is a very simple yet effective service, that offers you a financially risk-free way to get the compensation you are entitled to. If you have any questions about this service, or the contents of this guide, please speak to one of our claims experts on the number at the end of the page.

What Is A Newquay Airport Accident?

Newquay airport passenger statistics

Take a look at the graph above; you can see that the summer months are the busiest for this airport. This means that at this time, accidents that could result in a Newquay Airport compensation claim are more likely due to more passengers coming through the airport. These  are ways that a passenger or member of the public could come to harm at an airport:

  • Slips, trips or falls either inside the airport, or outside in the parking area.
  • Food-related illnesses (and allergic reactions), suffered after eating food at the airport.
  • Road traffic accidents involving an airport shuttle bus or other vehicles.
  • Workplace accidents leading to airport employees being injured.
  • Accidents that involve luggage or baggage injuring a passenger.

These could be some of the common reasons why claims are made. No matter how you come to harm, as long as a third party is even partially the cause, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.

If you were partially to blame for the accident, then you could still be able to claim compensation from any third party involved. However, you would do so at a lower percentage of liability, and this means you could receive compensation based on this percentage, lowering the overall payout.

Air Safety At Newquay Airport

Newquay Airport is one of the UK’s smaller airports. It predominantly handles flights too and from London Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport. It is also the home of the UK Aerohub Enterprise Zone. In 2016/2017, Newquay Airport handled over 50,000 passengers. So, when it comes to making a Newquay Airport personal injury claim, we can see that this is not likely to be a frequent occurrence, as the airport is not a particularly busy one.

In fact, when we consider that the chances of being involved in a fatal aircraft accident are one in 287 million passengers, the chances of a fatality are extremely unlikely, statistically. Of course, there are many more minor accidents that could happen, and these are covered in the sections below.

Common Reasons For Airport Accidents

There are many reasons why a personal injury solicitor might process a claim on behalf of a passenger. However, there are some kinds of claims that could be more common. These include:

  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Road traffic accidents.
  • Luggage/baggage accidents.
  • Stair, lift and escalator accidents.
  • Café and restaurant accidents.
  • Workplace accidents.
  • Baggage handling accidents.
  • Food poisoning and allergic reactions.

Although these are the most common causes of claims, there are many more. Legal Expert could be able to help you no matter how you could come to harm if your incident was due to negligence on behalf of a third party.

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

If you suffer a slip, trip or fall at the airport, you could be able to make a personal injury claim. These common accidents can happen for many reasons, such as:

  • Wet or dirty floors.
  • Trip hazards left by cleaning or maintenance staff.
  • Broken paving slabs or curbstones in the parking area.
  • Damaged floor coverings inside the airport.
  • Luggage trolleys being left in a hazardous place.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall happens, Legal Expert could be able to help you to make a claim if your incident was due to negligence on behalf of a third party.

Airport Shuttle Bus And Other Vehicle Accidents

If you are involved in an airport shuttle bus accident , or any other kind of vehicular accident unique to an airport, such as an electric vehicle, train, bus or tram, then you could be able to make a claim. As long as it can be proven that one of the airport staff, or a third party that provides services to the airport was to blame, you could be eligible to claim.

Baggage Belt, Trolley And Carousel Accidents

When people are travelling on Newquay Airport flights, if they have to check in baggage, that often means using a trolley to get the baggage to the check-in desk. Trolley accidents are common of all airport accidents. And of course, taking that baggage off the carousel at the other end of a journey is also a hazardous task. If you are injured by a trolley or the baggage carousel, then you could be able to claim.

Other Suitcase Or Luggage Accidents

Continuing with the luggage theme, the luggage itself can be a hazard. For example, during a  Airport heavy landing, luggage may escape from an overhead locker, and fall on to a passenger. Additionally, luggage can be left in a place that causes a trip hazard. Both of these situations could potentially be the basis of a claim.

Stairs, Lifts And Escalator Accidents

A common cause of people being injured at an airport, is due to using stairs, lifts or escalators. These functional facilities are needed, but they can each present a significant hazard if they are faulty, damaged or badly maintained. If you were to be injured using them, then the airport could be liable to pay you compensation.

Newquay Airport Cafe And Shop

Every franchise that operates within an airport, is obligated to provide a safe environment for users of the airport. This extends to cafes and shops in the airport as well. If you suffer an accident whilst using a café, or visiting a shop in the airport, and it can be proven to be the franchises fault, then a personal injury lawyer could be able to process a claim for you.

I Have Suffered A Newquay Accident At Work, Can I Claim?

If one of the people working at an airport suffers an airport injury during their normal working day, then there could be a valid reason to make a workplace accident claim if your incident was due to negligence on behalf of a third party.

The airport itself, as well as all the cafes, restaurants and retail outlets within the airport, are expected to maintain a healthy workplace at all times. They must comply with all Health & Safety Executive (HSE) rules that apply to their business. If they fail to comply fully, and this leads to a member of staff being harmed in some way, then a valid claim could exist.

Baggage Handler Manual Handling Accident Claims

The second most common of all workplace accidents, are those that are caused by moving or lifting heavy weights improperly. These manual handling accidents are a hazard that baggage handlers at the airport face daily. If you suffer a manual handling accident at Newquay Airport while working as a baggage handler, then you could be able to make a compensation claim if appropriate training was not given.

Claim For Airport Food Poisoning And Allergies

Each café, restaurant or fast food outlet at an airport, is expected to serve food that is safe and fit for human consumption. If they do not, and they serve food that results in a food-related illness such as food poisoning, then a reason to make a claim could exist, if it can be medically proven that your illnesses was from the food you have eaten at an airport.

The same holds true if a person has an allergic reaction to food due to it being unclearly labelled, or due to being given the wrong information about allergen content by the serving staff.

How To Start My Newquay Airport Accident Claim

Starting a hotel injury claim is very simple. All you need to do is speak to one of our claim advisors here at Legal Expert, on the number at the end of the page. They will go over your claim with you, and ask a series of questions. These questions are intended to tell us what we need to know about your claim, so that we can give you some proper, informed legal advice. Once we know enough, we will let you know what we think your next step should be.

What Does A Personal Injury Claim Include?

If you have suffered a passenger injury at an airport, if you are successful in making a claim, the settlement you receive will be made up of a number of different types of damages. These could include:

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

If you speak to one of the Legal Expert claim advisors on the number at the end of the page, they will be able to give you a general idea of what types of damages could be claimed in your own case.

How Much Can I Claim For An Accident At Newquay Airport?

You may be able to find an online personal injury claims calculator, that would give you a rough estimate of how much you could be able to claim. However, in general, these are quite inaccurate. You could, instead, use this table below to judge how much your claim might be worth. It is based on real-world examples of the amounts paid for a wide range of different types of 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.

You can speak to one of the Legal Expert claims team on the number at the end of this guide, and explain your claim to them. They will then give you a much more accurate estimate of the worth of your claim.

No Win No Fee Accident Claims Against Newquay Airport

Here at Legal Expert, we offer our national No Win No Fee claims service as a simple yet effective way for you to have your claim processed, at no financial risk to yourself. When we start your claim, we won’t charge a fee. As we process your claim, we won’t charge a fee. If we don’t win you any compensation, then we charge no fee at all. If we do win you some compensation, we will deduct our pre-approved fee out of the money we have received for you, and then forward the remainder to you.

How Our Team Can Help You

If you are involved in a Newquay Airport plane crash, or any other kind of accident at the airport that happened through the fault of a third party, then Legal Expert could help you to make a claim. We will always do everything that we can to ensure the highest chance of success for your claim, and also to get you the maximum level of compensation possible for your case. We are always available to answer any questions you have about the claims process, and we will use plain and simple English with no legal jargon, to ensure that you understand everything that we are doing for you, at all times. Speak to one of our claims team on the number below, to get started with your claim today.

Getting In Contact With Legal Expert

Have you suffered an accident, illness or injury at an airport that was somebody else’s fault? Do you think that you have a valid reason to make a compensation claim for this harm? If so, please speak to one of the Legal Expert claim advisors on 0800 073 8804, and they will help to get your claim started right away.

Find More Of Our Guides

You may find these links below to be of some use to you, providing additional information:

Your rights as an airline passenger

The website of Airport Safety Week

Health & Safety for airlines

You can also check out these guides, that you will find on this site:

How to make a claim for a holiday accident

Claiming compensation against an airline

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