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London City Airport Accident Claims Guide

Have you been involved in an accident at London City Airport? If so, and it was not your fault, there is a very high chance that you are going to be entitled to personal injury compensation.

This is the case no matter whether you were injured at London City Airport while going on holiday, or if you work at the airport.

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Here at Legal Expert – 0800 073 8804 – we have helped many people to claim personal injury compensation over the years if they have been involved in such an accident.

You can therefore be sure that you are in safe hands when you use our service.

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What Is A London City Airport Accident?

Let’s begin by explaining what a London City Airport accident actually is. This relates to any incident that has happened at the airport, whether in the car park, while getting on the plane, or in the terminal itself. If you are to make a successful claim for such an incident, you need to prove that it happened because of someone else’s wrongdoing. You certainly cannot be to blame.

Statistics For Airport Or Aviation Accidents

The UK Government has released statistics regarding injuries sustained by airport workers. They revealed that handling and lifting accidents are the most common.

Common Airport Accident Compensation Claims

There are so many different accidents and airport personal injuries that can happen. Below, we take a look at some of the most common in further detail.

London City Airport Trip/Slip And Fall Accidents

If you fell at the airport, or you have been involved in a slip or fall, you should be able to make a claim. There are many different ways that these incidents can occur. For example, you may have experienced a slip because of liquid on the floor that has not been mopped up properly, or you could have had a serious fall in the car park because of a bad pothole.

Airport Shuttle And Ground Transport Accidents

There are many different types of vehicles in operation around London City Airport. Not only does this include buses and hotel shuttles, but it also relates to the shuttles taking you to and from the plane, as well as the electric vehicles that are used inside of the airport to help disabled and elderly passengers. If you have been involved in a crash with one of these vehicles, you can definitely claim. A London City Airport crash does not only relate to airplane crashes, which are, of course, very rare.

Luggage Trolley And Airport Luggage Carousel Accidents

If you have been injured at the airport because luggage has fallen on you after being stacked on a trolley or carousel incorrectly, you can claim. You cannot claim, however, if you were not following instructions. For example, there are a lot of people, especially children, who sit on the baggage carousel, when they are not meant to. If you do this, and you are injured, you won’t have grounds for a claim.

Suitcase Accidents Including Slips And Falls

Is there anything more frustrating when people sling their suitcases and such like in the middle of the floor, meaning you find yourself on a bit of an obstacle course while trying to get around the airport? Well, if this has happened, and you have been injured, you could make a claim.

Claims For Accidents on Escalators And Travelators

There is no denying that accidents on escalators and travelators are rare, but they do happen. Escalators and travelators do have an emergency button on them, so if you find yourself in any sort of trouble, make sure you press this button immediately. We can then help you to get the compensation you deserve.

London City Airport Shops Hotels And Restaurants

There are a number of great shops and restaurants at London City Airport. This includes the following…


  • Boots
  • Dixons Travel
  • Tumi
  • The Watch Collection
  • Aspinal of London
  • Aerospa
  • Aelia Duty Free
  • WHSmith

Places to grab something to eat…

  • Boots
  • The City Bar
  • Espressamente Illy
  • Caffe Nero
  • Pilots Bar & Kitchen
  • Brick Lane Brews
  • Pret A Manger
  • Panopolis

London City Airport Workplace Injury Claims

When it comes to accidents and injuries that occur at the airport, there is no denying that the main injuries that take place tend to affect those that work at the airport. When you consider the sheer number of people that are employed by London City Airport, it is not hard to understand why this would be the case. There are people working in a vast range of different roles. This includes those that are working on the aircraft themselves, as well as those that are working inside the airport, for example, in the stores and restaurants. These working environments have their unique risks and there are many ways you could be injured while at work.

The key when it comes to making a personal injury claim for something like this is being able to prove that someone else is to blame for what has happened to you. In this case, it will typically be your employer. Therefore, you need to show that your employer has acted in a way that is caused you harm. This could be that he or she has not carried out the necessary risk assessments, for example, or it could be because they have failed to maintain the equipment that you have been using.

You may be scared about making a claim against your employer, fearing that you could lose your job or that there could be other repercussions. However, this is something that you do not need to worry about. In the UK, law states that all employers must have insurance in ways to cover them should such a scenario arise. Therefore, this money will not be coming out of your employers back pocket.

Baggage Handler Manual Handling Injury Claims

Out of all of the different types of Injuries that can be suffered at an airport, baggage handling injuries are the most common. There are many different ways that baggage handling injuries can happen. For example, you may have not been given the correct equipment for the job or the equipment that you were given and may have been broken or not maintained correctly. You may also have grounds for a case if you have been refused a break or if there are other reasons why you have been working in an unsafe environment.

London City Airport Food Poisoning Claims

One of the most common accidents or injuries that happens at airports throughout the world is food poisoning. This can happen if food has not been cooked, prepared, or stored correctly. It can also happen if food has been handled alongside other ingredients, for example, if vegetables have been prepared next to raw meat. Because there are a lot of food outlets at London City Airport, there are lots of places whereby a person could contract food poisoning. If this has happened to you, you will have grounds for a personal injury case. In most cases of food poisoning, people tend to make a quick recovery. The illness only lasts for around a few days and in this time they will experience the likes of nausea and dehydration. Despite the fact that food poisoning does not tend to be severe, do not let this deter you from making the claim, as you still have valid grounds. Nevertheless, there have been some cases where buy food poisoning has been life threatening and so it is even more important to get the compensation that you deserve in such a scenario.

You may also have grounds for a personal injury case, if you have been injured because of an allergic reaction. The law in the UK states that all food manufacturers must put allergen information on their products. For pre-packaged food, this means that they need to display allergen information on the packaging. For restaurants and such alike, there is a bit more flexibility. Nevertheless, you must be made aware of the main allergens that are present within the food in question. If you have not been, and you have fallen ill as a consequence, you will be able to make a claim for compensation

How To Find Out Who Is Responsible And Start Your Claim

Who is responsible if you’ve been injured at the airport? In most cases, it will be obvious. However, you may be unsure. For example, if you have been injured while boarding a plane, you may not know if it is the airport’s fault or if it is the airline’s fault. Don’t worry too much, as all you need to do is give us a call and explain what has happened and we will shed further light on this. Moreover, there are some things you can do to strengthen your case and give yourself the greatest chance of securing the maximum payout. This includes the following…

  • See a doctor – There is only one place to start and this is with the fact that you must see a doctor, irrespective of how minor your injuries may be. Of course this is imperative in terms of your health, but it is also vital when making a claim as well. You will find it impossible to locate any accident lawyers that will take on your claim if you have not seen a medical professional. This is because the medical report is the most pivotal piece of evidence when making a claim. It states your injuries and the recommended treatment and this is crucial when determining how much compensation you will be entitled to.
  • Report the incident – Have you been involved in a workplace accident? If so, it is vital to inform your employer and/or safety representative of the accident that occurred. By law, all employers are required to have an accident book. Therefore, they will need to record the incident in this. Failure to inform them could result in difficulties when making a claim. Furthermore, it is important to contact London City Airport to make them aware of what happened.
  • Call Legal Expert – We are one of the leading law firms in the UK. We were established many years ago, and we have successfully helped thousands of personal injury victims. All of our lawyers work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This guarantees financial protection, as you won’t pay legal fees if your case is not a success.
  • Keep proof of expenses – Last but not least, it is important to keep proof of any expenses you have incurred because of your injury. This can be anything from medical costs, to loss of income, to counselling expenses.

What Can I Claim For After An Airport Accident?

A lot of people do not realise that there are a variety of different facets they are going to be able to claim for when they make an accident claim. Firstly, you will be able to claim for the airport injury you have experienced. The sum of money you receive here will be based on the extent of your original injury, as well as the impact it is going to have on your life, for example, if there is going to be any lifelong injuries and the sort of treatment you require. Aside from this, you are going to be able to claim for any costs that you have encountered because of the airport incident you were involved in. For instance, you may have been unable to go to work because of your injuries, and so you may have suffered a loss of income. If this is the case, you will be able to claim for this. You can also claim for the cost of a carer, travel expenses, the cost of counselling, and the cost of getting someone to look after your children while you recover. You do need to have proof of these expenses, though, so make sure you hold onto receipts and such like.

Airport Accident Personal Injury Claims Calculator

If you have experienced an accident in London City Airport, you will want to probably know how much of a compensation payment you are going to get. The table below sheds some light on this. We have taken a look at the average payout amounts for some of the most typical injuries sustained at an airport. It is important to note that this is the best way to get an understanding regarding how much compensation you may be able to get. You will not be able to get a fully accurate figure beforehand, as all cases are handled on an individual basis. We also do not advise using a personal injury claims calculator online, as these tools are very inaccurate.

The injury you’ve sustained Extra information Typical payout
Minor Injuries Injuries whereby the person experiences a full recovery within a matter of 28 days. £600 to £1,200
Minor Injuries Injuries whereby the person experiences a full recovery within a matter of seven days. A few hundred pounds – £600
Food Allergy Severe toxicosis resulting in fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, and serious acute pain. £33,700 to £46,040
Food Allergy Significant fatigue, alteration of bowel function, stomach cramps, and discomfort. Symptoms lasting for a few weeks. £8,360 to £16,830
Food Allergy Serious but short-lived food poisoning. £3,460 to £8,360
Fractures of Jaws Simple fracture £5,660 to £7,650
Work-related Upper Limb Disorders Continuing bilateral disability with surgery and loss of employment. £19,210 to £20,280
Hip injuries (including fracture) Significant injury but good recovery with no residual disablement or only a small amount £3,460 to £11,040
Ankle Injuries deemed to be moderate Fractures that could lead to some small amount of less serious disability, awkwardness walking on stairs or uneven ground for example £12,050 to £23,310
Ankle Injuries deemed to be modest Undisplaced breaks or ligament damage where recovery and prognosis are fairly good £up to £12,050
Scarring – Less significant Could be from burns, one larger scar that is able to be camouflaged, or some small scars £3,460 to £12,050
Scarring deemed to be trivial Minor effects only £1,500 to £3,090

No Win No Fee London City Airport Injury Claims

When making a London City Airport personal injury claim, you will want to know how much you are going to have to pay in terms of solicitor’s fees. We are delighted to say that all of our personal injury lawyers work on a No Win, No Fee basis. You may be wondering what this means. Quite simply, it means that you will only pay legal fees if we successfully secure compensation for you. If for some reason we are not able to secure a payout for you, you won’t have to pay us a penny. Sounds good, right? And, when we say No Win, No Fee, we stick by our word! There are a lot of companies out there that use the No Win, No Fee, however, they still charge fees if they do not secure compensation. You can be certain that this will never happen with our service. This leads to a number of other benefits as well, including the fact that our solicitors are accountable for the service that they provide. Plus, you can relax a little as you’ll know you are never going to be left financially worse off by making a claim.

Why Make Your Claim With Our Team?

When it comes to making a London City Airport compensation claim, one of the most important things you need on your side is an experienced legal firm that can give you the greatest chance of getting a compensation payment that you deserve. You can be sure that this is the case when you work with us. However, we do not expect you to simply take our word for it. We will explain why we are a brilliant choice for your London City Airport injury claim.

The first reason clients should consider using our services is because we have a huge amount of injury claim experience and knowledge of the industry. We have been helping many people all around the UK to get the compensation they should get for the accident/incident that they have been involved in. We also have a great reputation amongst all of our clients. All you need to do is take a look at the reviews that we have received, and you will have complete peace of mind.

In addition to this, there is also the fact that we offer a complete No Win, No Fee service, and all of the benefits about this have been explained in the previous section. Furthermore, what truly sets us Apart is the fact that we really do care about our clients. We want to make sure that you get the full amount of compensation that you deserve for what has happened to you. We also recognise that you are going through a difficult period at the moment and that you have enough to deal with without having to worry about the compensation process too. That is why we commit ourselves to working as hard as possible on your case for you with as little disruption to you as possible so that you can focus on your recovery while we focus on getting you as much money as possible to help you through it

Contacting the Team at Legal Expert

If you have any further questions about making a claim, or you are ready to get started, don’t wait – just give us a call. We are ready and waiting to help you in any manner we can. For our personal injury claims line, you can dial on 0800 073 8804. This is every single day of the week, so you’ll be able to call at the time that is convenient for you. However, if you would prefer to get in touch in another way, you can do so. You have the option to use our live chat feature, or you can enter your details and we will call you, or you can send an email. The choice is yours and all conversations will be 100 per cent confidential.

Links and Further Resources

Accidents at other airports – General airport accident FAQs

Holiday Guide – Holiday accident FAQs

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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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