Durham Tees Valley Airport Accident Claims Guide
Have you been involved in an accident at Durham Tees Valley Airport? If so, there is a chance that you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was not your fault.
While this may be a small airport, there can still be accidents. Here at Legal Expert, we can help you to make a claim no matter whether you were injured as a passenger, worker, or whether you were simply picking up a loved one from the airport.
We have helped many people to get the compensation they deserve. Continue reading or call 0800 073 8804 to find out more about making this sort of claim.
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- What Is A Durham Tees Valley Airport Accident?
- Common Forms Of Accidents In Airports
- I Fell At The Airport And Was Injured, Can I Claim Compensation?
- Airport Shuttle Bus And Vehicle Accidents
- Baggage Carousel And Baggage Belt Accidents
- Other Types Of Suitcase Or Luggage Injuries
- Staircase, Escalator And Lift Accidents
- Shops And Restaurants At Durham Tees Valley Airport
- I Was Injured In A Durham Tees Valley Airport Work Accident, Can I Claim?
- Baggage Handler Work Accident Claims
- Food Poisoning Or Food Allergy Claims
- How To Claim For A Personal Injury At An Airport
- What Can An Airport Injury Lawyer Help Me Claim?
- How Much Can I Claim For A Durham Tees Valley Airport Accident?
- No Win No Fee Claims For Durham Tees Valley Airport Accidents
- Why Make Your Claim With Our Airport Injury Claims Team?
- How To Contact Legal Expert
- More Helpful Guides And Resources
This relates to any accident that has happened at Durham Tees Airport, whether inside the terminal or outside. So long as it was on the airport grounds, it counts as a Durham Tees Valley airport accident. For claims to usually be successful the following questions are asked. This is as follows…
- Is someone else at fault for your accident?
- Did you see a doctor?
- When did your accident happen?.
There are many different ways you could be injured at an airport. In the following sections, we are going to take a look at some of the most common types of accidents in further detail. Please note that this is not an inclusive list. If you have suffered a personal injury at an airport that is not listed, you could still claim.
Firstly, you may be able to make a claim if you have had a slip, trip, or fall at the airport. You could slip inside of the airport because of a wet floor that has not been mopped up properly. Another example is tripping in the car park because of a pothole. You may even be able to claim if you have fallen while getting onto the plane, although this claim could be against the airline, rather than the airport.
In addition to this, people can be harmed whilst using transport around the airport. This includes accidents involving buses, trams, trains, and other vehicles, such as small electric vehicles in the terminals themselves. This could also include hotel shuttles. From crashes to malfunctions, there are many ways you could experience this type of accident and need to make a Durham Tees Valley Airport compensation claim.
Next, we have accidents and injuries caused by baggage trolley and baggage carousel accidents and injuries. These injuries tend to happen when baggage has not been placed onto the carousel or trolley properly and have fallen off. It is important to point out here that you cannot make a claim if you have had an injury at the airport because you were sitting on the carousel or using a trolley in the manner you should not have been.
You could also make a Durham Tees Valley Airport personal injury claim if you have been involved in any other type of luggage injury. For example, if you have tripped over a carelessly placed suitcase, you may be entitled to compensation.
In addition to the claims that have already been mentioned, people can be injured on an escalator, in a lift, or whilst using a moving travelator floor in an airport. While these incidents are very rare, they can be extremely serious. We can help you to claim. We can also help you to claim on behalf of someone else if they have been involved in a fatal accident or a severe accident that has left them with lifelong injuries.
At Durham Airport, there is the Xpress Café & Bar, as well as a shop.
Have you been involved in a workplace accident in Durham Tees Valley Airport? There are many different types of workplace incidents that can occur, from construction accidents to manual handling incidents. No matter what type of injury you have been involved in, you can be confident that Legal Expert can give you the chance of securing the compensation you deserve.
We have an abundance of experience in workplace claims. Not only do we help you to secure compensation, but also we provide all of the information you could need about the claims process.
Do I need to tell my employer about the incident if he or she does not know? Yes, you do need to inform them as soon as possible. Not only is it better that they hear about it from you, but also all employers are required to have an accident book by law, and so they will need to record the incident in here. Failure to do so could present hurdles when it comes to making your compensation claim.
Will my employer fire me for making a claim against them? No, your employer will recognise that it is their duty to compensate you if they have been responsible for your suffering, and they will have insurance in place to cover this, so it won’t come out of their pocket.
Out of all of the types of workplace accidents that can happen, baggage handler claims are some of the most common. There are many ways that this type of airport injury can occur. You could have been refused a break, for example, or you may not have been given the correct equipment for the job or no manual handling training.
We can also help you to make a claim if you have experienced airport food poisoning. While most people only tend to experience symptoms for a matter of days, this is enough to disrupt your holiday plans. Not only this, but there are some individuals who have experienced life-threatening symptoms due to food poisoning. There are many ways that this illness can happen too. This includes food that has not been stored correctly, prepared correctly, or cooked correctly.
Aside from this, you can also make a claim if you have had an allergic reaction to food that has been served at the airport. By law in the UK, it is vital for all food providers to make people aware of allergen information. For pre-packaged foods, it is mandatory for this information to be printed on the label. For the likes of food served in restaurants, there is more flexibility, for example, it can be printed on the menu or one of the waiting staff could inform you. Either way, it is essential that you are informed. If not, then you could make a claim.
Have you been involved in an accident at an airport? If so, read on to discover the steps to take if you have been involved in this type of accident…
- Visit a doctor – It goes without saying that you are going to need to visit a medical professional to get the treatment you need. Of course, if you have been involved in a serious accident, you will have no choice to. However, if you have only suffered minor injuries, it may be tempting to cope with them yourself. But if you do this, making a claim can be a little more difficult because there will be no proof of your injuries.
- Inform your employer (if you work at the airport) – Are you scared of telling your employer about what has happened? Don’t make the mistake of failing to inform your boss. Your employer needs to know what happened. Again, this is important to serve of proof of what has happened. Moreover, all employers are required to record accidents and injuries by law.
- Contact details – Did someone see what happened to you? If so, get their details because if they make a statement it will be really beneficial.
- Keep proof of expenses – Have you had to pay to see a counsellor because of what has happened? Have you had to pay to park at the hospital car park? Have you suffered a loss of income? Keep proof of all of this.
First and foremost, you will obviously be able to claim for the injury itself. The amount you receive will be calculated based on the severity of your injury and how it is going to impact your life. Therefore, if you have experienced a severe head injury, you are going to get a greater amount of compensation than someone who is going to recover from his or her injuries in a matter of weeks.
Aside from this, you can also claim for any out of pocket expenses you have experienced as a result of the injury. Let’s take a look at some examples of these…
- Travel expenses
- Help or care during the recovery period
- Medical expenses
- Hospital parking
- Childcare costs
- Accommodation expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Additional household costs
This should give you a good insight into the various things you can claim for. Essentially you simply need to ask yourself whether you would have experienced the cost in question if you had not sustained the injury. If the answer is no, then you should be able to claim for it.
One thing most people want to know is how much compensation they are going to get if they go ahead with a claim. You may have used a personal injury claims calculator online, however these are not always very accurate. Instead, use the table below to discover the average payout for some of the most common injuries sustained at an airport.
|Toe injury||Moderate to severe||Up to £49,180||Here, 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 injury||Minor to severe||Up to £61,110||Here, 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 injury||Minor to very severe||Up to £96,150||Here, 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 injury||Minor to severe||Up to £120,530||Here, 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 injury||Minor to serious||Up to £96,150||Here, 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 injury||Minor to severe||Up to £52,490||Here, 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 injury||Moderate to severe||Up to £120,270||Here, 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 injury||Minor to severe||Up to £32,210||Here, 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 injury||Minor to severe||Up to £48,080||Here, 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 injury||Minor to severe||Up to £141,150||Here, 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 injury||Minor to severe||Up to £130,060||Here, 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 Illness||Severe Toxicosis||£33,700 to £46,060||Causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, requiring hospital admission, severe impact on life and work.|
|Food Poisoning||Minor||£800 to £3,460||Diarrhoea, stomach cramps clearing in a few days or weeks.|
When you have been involved in an accident, it can be easy to think you are the only person going through such an ordeal. However, you are not alone, and if the accident was not your fault, you could be able to secure compensation to help you through the healing process.
It goes without saying that if you are to have the greatest chance of getting the full amount of compensation you deserve, you need to opt for a top quality personal injury lawyer. However, one thing that a lot of people are concerned about is the cost of personal injury lawyers. If you do not believe you can afford the huge fees that are associated with using the services of a personal injury solicitor, read on, as we have another option to present you with.
We are not going to deny the fact that some solicitors do indeed charge rates that can be classed as pretty high. Nevertheless, this usually relates to those that charge by the hour. This is not an advisable route to go down. Not only are the rates high, but there is always the chance that the claim may not be successful and you have a huge bill left to pay. Instead, you should look for a No Win, No Fee lawyer.
A No Win, No Fee solicitor is someone that will provide a service with a payment structure whereby you only pay legal fees if they manage to secure compensation for you. This offers you a significant degree of monetary protection. You know that if your case is not a success, at least you do not have to cover the cost of the legal fees. In most cases, this leads to a much better service as well. After all, the solicitor is not going to want to miss out on a portion of their pay, and so they will work hard to give your case the greatest chance of being a success.
Here at Legal Expert, all of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. So you can be confident that making a claim will never leave you out of pocket.
If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, one of the most important things we advise is use a knowledgeable and experienced solicitor. There are several different qualities you need to look out for when hiring a personal injury solicitor, and these are as follows:
- Experience – There is only one place to begin, and this is with experience. You want to be confident that the solicitor has carried out their services many times before, and that they have done so successfully. You don’t want to take a chance on someone without any experience, as you don’t get a second chance to secure compensation.
- Relevant experience – Having experience in personal injury claims is one thing, but we advise that they have handled cases similar to yours before. For example, if you were injured in a construction accident at the airport you will need to find someone with a considerable amount of experience in workplace injury claims.
- Success rate – Enquire about the solicitor’s success rate. You certainly don’t want to use the services of someone who has a track record of losing cases.
- Payment terms – It is always a good idea to go for the services of someone that is happy to work to a No Win, No Fee agreement. This is one of the most important pieces of advice on hiring a solicitor. There are many benefits associated with going down this route. Not only are you offered a degree of financial protection, but also you can be confident of an exceptional service, as the solicitor is going to be impacted by the outcome of the case.
- Reputation – Last but not least, it is advisable to take the time to read reviews that have been left by those who have used the services of the solicitor in question before. By doing this, you will get an honest assessment of the level of quality you are likely to experience and what the solicitor is like to deal with.
Here at Legal Expert, you can be sure that our solicitors tick all of the boxes that have been mentioned above. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any queries about our team.
Hopefully, you have now got all of the information you need regarding how to make a personal injury claim for any sort of accident that has occurred at Durham Tees Airport. If you require any more details or you are ready to proceed with your case, simply call us on 0800 073 8804. There are other ways to get in touch with us too, including live chat and email.
Flight Accidents FAQs – A guide to accidents that happen on flights.
Workplace accidents – Further details on work accident claimants.
Preventing slips – Information from the HSE on this type of accident
Edited by Melissa.