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Exeter Airport Accident Claims Guide

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If you have been involved in an accident at Exeter Airport, you probably have a number of different questions running through your mind.

Will you be entitled to compensation? How much will you get? Is making a claim difficult? Will you have to go to court?

This is just a handful of the sorts of questions you may be looking for the answers for. In this guide, we aim to answer all of these questions and many more.

Here at Legal Expert, we have helped many people to make personal injury claims for accidents that have happened at airports throughout the UK. It does not matter whether you were working at the airport or you were travelling, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.

You can reach us on 0800 073 8804 to discuss your claim. However, before you do so, make sure you continue reading to find out everything you need to know.

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What Is An Airport Injury Or Illness?

An airport injury or illness refers to any type of incident that has happened at Exeter Airport, whether in the terminal or outside of it. To discover whether you have the basis for a claim, there are three key aspects you need to look at. The main thing is being able to prove that the accident was not your fault.

You will need to show that someone else caused the incident and, therefore, they are responsible for your airport personal injuries. In addition to this, the accident must have occurred within the personal injury claims time limit, which tends to be three years.

This can differ, though, so there is no point in waiting around! Not only this, but you need to see a doctor for your injuries. This may sound obvious, however, if you do not see a medical professional you will not be able to claim because there will be no proof of your injuries.

Exeter Airport Safety Statistics And Information

The UK Government has provided statistics regarding airport accidents and injuries across the UK. These statistics cover the period from 2009/10 until 2013/14, and they relate to airport workers. They showcase that the greatest number of injuries relate to handling and lifting injuries.

Accidents And Injuries Which Can Happen In An Airport

There are so many different accidents and injuries that can happen at Exeter Airport. In the following sections, we are going to shed further light on some of the most common accidents and injuries. However, if you have suffered any type of injury that has been mentioned below, don’t panic, as you are still going to be able to make a claim. As mentioned, when it comes to making a claim for an airport injury, what really matters is your ability to prove that someone else is to blame for what has happened to you.

I Fell At The Airport Because Of Spills Or Hazards, Can I Claim Compensation?

Yes, you can definitely claim if you have slipped at an airport because of any type of hazard. No matter whether you have tripped over luggage that has been carelessly placed or a liquid that has not been cleaned up properly, you will have grounds for compensation.

Airport Hotel Shuttle Bus Accidents

There are many different ways that people can be harmed whilst using transport around the airport, Some of the different methods of transport that can cause injuries around the airport include airport shuttle buses, trams, trains, and other vehicles, such as small electric vehicles in the terminals themselves. This could include hotel transfers too. If there has been a crash or any other type of incident, you will be able to claim.

Baggage Carousel Or Luggage Trolley Accidents

In addition to the incidents that have already been mentioned, there have also been accidents and injuries caused by baggage trolleys and baggage carouses. More often than not, these accidents happen when luggage has not bee loaded properly and, therefore, it falls and causes someone an injury. One thing that is important to note here is that you will not be able to claim if you have acted in a manner that has caused the incident, for example, if you have sat on the carousel, as this goes against the regulations.

Other Luggage Or Baggage Accidents

If you have been involved in any other sort of Exeter Airport accident involving luggage and baggage, for example, you have fallen because it has been carelessly placed, you may have grounds for compensation.

Accident At The Airport On Lifts, Travelators And Stairs

People can be injured on an escalator, in a lift, or whilst using a moving travelator floor in an airport. While these incidents are rare, they do happen, and we can help you to claim.

Exeter Airport Shops And Places To Eat

Let’s take a look at some of the places you can eat and shop at Exeter Airport…

  • We Make Café
  • WHSmith
  • Fed & Watered Wine & Dine
  • World Duty-Free

Work Accident Claims Against Exeter Airport

So far, we have spoken about the different types of accidents that happen at Exeter Airport, and most of them relate to people that have been at the airport while travelling. However, the reality is that the vast majority of accidents relate to individuals that are working at the airport. After all, Exeter Airport employs many different people, in many different roles. This includes those working on the aeroplane, air traffic control, as well as those working in stores, restaurants, bars, and such like. No matter the working environment, there are always going to be different types of risks, and if you can prove that you have been injured because your employer has acted negligently or made a mistake, you will definitely have a good chance of getting compensation.

Baggage Handler Workplace Accident Or Injury Claims

As mentioned above, you will be able to claim if you have been involved in any type of workplace accident and it was not your fault. One of the most common types of workplace accidents is bagging handling accidents. There are many ways such incidents could occur, for example, you may have been injured because you were not provided with the correct equipment or you were not given the right training.

Exeter Airport Food Poisoning And Food Allergy Claims

You can also claim if you have experienced food poisoning while travelling. While all food outlets at Exeter Airport operate to high standards, and they have to make sure that their food is safe and edible, this does not mean that mistakes do not happen. If you have experienced food poisoning, you may be able to make a claim. To secure airline food poisoning compensation, it is a good idea to document your symptoms and if you can take photos of the food you were consuming, do so. In most cases, people will make a fairly quick recovery from food poisoning; however, there have been life-threatening cases of this.

Not only can you claim for Exeter Airport food poisoning, but you may be able to claim if you have had an allergic reaction too. You may have heard about a couple of tragic cases in the news whereby individuals have passed away because they have consumed something they were allergic too because the allergens were not printed on the label. By law, all food establishments need to make consumers aware of any allergens present within an item of food. This information should be printed on the labels for pre-packaged food. When it comes to food that is served fresh, there is a bit more flexibility, for example, food served in restaurants. You can be informed by the waiter or waitress serving you, for example, or the information could be printed on the menu.

How To Start Your Exeter Airport Injury Or Illness Claim

If you have been involved in an accident at Exeter Airport, you will want to know how to go about making a claim. This is straightforward when you use our service. All you need to do is give us a call, and we will take care of everything for you. We will provide you with a free consultation so that we can get to know the ins and outs of your case so we can advise you in the best possible manner. There are some ways you can increase your chances of securing the maximum amount of compensation, though, and this is all about gathering evidence. Read on to discover the steps you should take.

First and foremost, you need to see a doctor. This may sound obvious if you have sustained major injuries. However, there are those who sustain minor injuries and would rather cope with them alone. You will find it impossible to claim if you do this, as the medical report provided to you by your doctor is the most vital piece of evidence when making any type of compensation claim.

After this, you need to get in touch with the relevant party. If you have been injured because of a faulty product or pre-packaged food you have purchased, you should get in touch with the manufacturer of the product to inform them of what has occurred. This is vital, as you need to follow the proper channels when making a claim. You should contact Exeter Airport to make an official complaint too.

You should also make sure you keep proof of any expenses you have incurred because of your injury. Here are a few examples:

  • Treatment expenses.
  • Counselling costs.
  • Loss of earnings.
  • Prescription costs.
  • Childcare expenses.
  • Travel costs.

You will be able to claim for these as special damages, but you will need to have proof in order to do so.

The only other thing you need to do is find a quality solicitor who can handle your case for you. This is an imperative part of the process. You need to…

  • Make sure the solicitor has a considerable amount of experience.
  • Opt for someone that has a good track record in product liability cases specifically.
  • Ensure that they are happy to work to a no-win no-fee payment agreement.
  • Read reviews that have been left by previous customers to establish whether they have a good reputation.

Luckily, we tick all of these boxes here at Legal Expert. Give us a call today if you want to make an Exeter Airport compensation claim.

Damages Which Can Be Included In Exeter Airport Accident Claims

When you are making a personal injury claim, you will be able to claim for the injuries that you have sustained. To determine the payout you will get, the severity of your injury will be considered, as well as the lifelong impact. The amount you are awarded will be determined by referring to the medical report that has been provided by your doctor. Aside from this, you will receive special damages.

What are special damages? This is a type of compensation. It is the money you will receive to cover any out of pocket expenses you have suffered as a direct result of the incident. For example, let’s say you were involved in a car crash in Exeter Airport car park, and another vehicle smashed into yours and caused considerable damage. The repair costs are an example of something you will be able to claim for as a special damage. After all, if it were not for the incident in question, you would not have needed to put your car in for a repair service.

There are lots of other expenses that class as special damages. This includes any medical expenses, such as prescription costs and treatment costs. You may have needed counselling to get over the incident. This also counts as a special damage. There is then a loss of income, travel expenses, childcare costs and such like.

It is important to note that you are going to need proof if you are to benefit from special damages. After all, you cannot simply say you have spent ‘x’ amount on travelling to and from the hospital if you have nothing to show for it. So, make sure you keep your receipts and such like.

How Much Can You Claim In Damages For An Exeter Airport Accident?

When you make any type of Exeter Airport compensation claim, you will want to know how much you are going to receive. Unfortunately, it is not possible to give you an exact figure regarding the amount of compensation you will get. This is because all claims are handled on a claim-by-claim basis, and so no one ever really finds out how much they will get until they are officially awarded it. The best way to get an idea regarding the amount of compensation you will receive is to look for payouts for injuries similar to yours in the past. We have illustrated this in the table below, presenting the average payout amount for some of the most common airport injury cases. If you cannot see the injury you have sustained in the table below, please do not hesitate to give us a call for further information. One thing we would like to point out, though, is that we do not recommend using a personal injury claims calculator, as these tools are more of marketing ploys, rather than being accurate calculators.

Injury Average payout amount
Minor Injury, 7-day Recovery A few hundred pounds to £600
Very Severe Facial Scarring £26,120 to £85,340
Multiple Fractures of Facial Bones £13,080 to £21,000
Amputation of One Foot £73,620 to £96,150
Severe Leg Injuries £84,400 to £119,210
Fracture of Index Finger Up to £10,730
Moderate or Minor Elbow Injury Up to £11,040

No Win No Fee Exeter Airport Accident And Incident Claims

There are a lot of people in the UK that would have been entitled to compensation, but they never made a personal injury claim because they did not feel they could afford the high solicitors costs. There is no doubt that solicitors’ fees can be extortionate in some instances. However, this does not always have to be the case. There are many solicitors out there offering their services, and it is up to you to narrow down your search effectively so that you end up with the most value for money. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover some questions you should ask in regards to the cost of personal injury lawyers when you are thinking about hiring one.

  • How much will the total service cost?
  • What is included in the full rate?
  • Are you happy to work to a No Win, No Fee agreement?
  • Are there any extras I may need to pay for along the way?
  • Do I need to pay anything upfront?

These are some of the key questions you should be asking a personal injury solicitor before you think about using their services. Whether or not they can offer a No Win, No Fee service is, in particular, a very important question. This is a payment structure whereby you will only pay legal fees if the solicitor manages to successfully secure compensation for you. Therefore, if for some reason, the solicitor loses your case, you will not have to fund the legal fees. There are many benefits associated with this. Of course, the most obvious is the fact that financial risk is minimised significantly. However, another advantage is the fact that you are likely to experience a better service. The solicitor does not want to miss out on the legal fees, and so you know that they are going to be doing all in their power to secure compensation for you. The same cannot always be said for solicitors that charge by the hour, as they are going to get the same money regardless. Here at Legal Expert, you will be pleased to know that all of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis, so you will definitely experience all of the benefits mentioned above.

Why Make Your Airport Accident Claim With Our Team?

The best thing to do if you find yourself in the position whereby you would like to make an Exeter Airport personal injury claim is get in touch with Legal Expert. We can help you to get the full amount of compensation you deserve. Having been set up many years ago, you can be sure that we have handled many cases like yours time and time before. In fact, we have secured compensation for thousands of personal injury victims over the year. You only need to look at the feedback that has been left by our customers to see that we have a great reputation.

One of the reasons why so many people choose our service is because it is entirely No Win, No Fee. This means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. If for some reason we do not manage to secure compensation for you, you will not have to pay any legal fees. This provides you with a significant degree of financial protection and assures you that our solicitors are going to be doing all in their power to make sure your case is a success. So, call us today on 0800 073 8804 to find out more.

Contacting Our Expert Team

We hope that you have found this guide useful if you have experienced an injury at an airport. However, if you have any queries, or you are ready to make a claim, give us a call. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804 to discuss your claim. This line is open from Monday until Sunday, so you can call at any time that is convenient for you. You will speak to one of our polite advisors, who will be more than happy assist you in any way that they can. There are other ways to get in touch as well if you would prefer. This includes sending an email, using the live chat function, or entering your details for us to call you back.

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      Patrick is a Grade A solicitor having qualified in 2005. He's an an expert in accident at work and public liability claims and is currently our head of the EL/PL department. Get in touch today for free to see how we can help you.

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