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London Luton Airport Accident Claims Guide

For most people, their vacation begins once they are at the airport. This is especially the case for those who stop at an airport the evening before their flight.

However, things can quickly turn into a nightmare scenario if you are injured while you are at the airport. There are so many injuries that can happen while at an airport.

London-Luton airport

London-Luton airport

This includes injuries that have been caused because of the baggage carousel, as well as carelessly place luggage. You could also get injured in one of the shops or restaurants at the airport.

No matter what has happened to you, if you have been injured while at Luton airport, then this guide will present you with all of the information you need about making a claim. Here it Legal Expert, we have many years of experience in the industry, and we have helped a lot of people to successfully secure compensation for accidents that have happened while at the airport.

You can call us and speak to one of our experienced advisors – 0800 073 8804 – if you are interested in making a claim. However, before you do that, it is important to read on to find out everything that you need to know about making a claim for an accident in Luton Airport.

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What Is An Airport Accident?

An airport accident is any sort of incident that has occurred on airport grounds and resulted in an injury. This could be an injury such as a broken leg, or it could be an illness such as food poisoning. In order to make a claim though, such an injury or illness must have been caused because of someone else’s action or lack of action. What this means is that you cannot make a claim if you have injured yourself because of your own clumsiness or a mistake that you have made. If, however, the airport has not adhered to the safety rules and regulations that are in place, or you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you will be able to get compensation.

UK Airport Accident Statistics

According to the most recent statistics available, there are roughly 27,000 ramp incidents at airports every year. Moreover, according to RIDDOR, for the 2013/14 period, there were 94 major employee injuries in air transport per 100,000 employees. Out of all of the injuries, manual handling was the most common reason cited, and this is something we will discuss further below.

Common Airport Accidents And Hazards

As mentioned, you will be able to make a claim for any sort of accident that has happened that was not your fault at Luton airport. However, to give you a better understanding, we are going to reveal some of the most common airport accidents and incidents, so that you can get an idea of the sorts of accidents that can happen.

Firstly, we have accidents that happen to tourists and people that are visiting the airport as customers. There are so many ways that you could be injured here. For example, you could suffer food poisoning because of a meal that you were served at an eatery or restaurant at the airport. Buying a faulty product from one of the airport stores could also injure you or you could be injured because someone has left their baggage in a careless spot and you have tripped over. You could also suffer an injury while getting on or off the plane.

In addition to this, a lot of people who suffer injuries at airports are those who are working now. Luton Airport employs thousands and thousands of people in many different roles; from baggage handlers to people that are working in the duty-free section of the airport and much more. If your employer has not provided the safe and healthy working environment that they should have and you have been injured because of this, you can most definitely make a claim. We hope that this is helps to give you an idea of the sheer diversity of claims that are made when it comes to airport accidents. However, we will take a look at these accident types in further detail later on in the guide.

Slips While Boarding A Plane Or On Wet Floors

There is no denying that slips, trips, and falls are the most common type of personal injury claim across the board. There are many different ways that slips, trips, and falls can happen while you are in an airport. For example, you could slip because of a liquid spillage that has not been cleaned up or marked properly. You could also hurt yourself while getting on or off the plane if the correct procedures have not been followed. The key here is establishing responsibility. You need to show that you would not have hurt yourself by falling over if the correct procedures have been taken.

Airport Shuttle Bus And Other Vehicle Accidents

We can also help you to make a claim if you have had an accident at Luton Airport that has involved an airport shuttle bus or any other type of vehicle. In most cases, there tends to be a collective sigh when you look out the window and see you have to get in a shuttle bus to the plan or back to the terminal. No one likes the extra hassle! However, it gets even worse if the bus crashes or any other sort of accident occurs. If you have been involved in a Luton Airport crash like this, we can help you to make a successful claim for compensation. Simply call us today to get started.

Airport Luggage Trolley And Baggage Carousel Injuries

We can also help you to launch a personal injury claim if you have been injured because of a baggage trolley or due to the baggage carousel. If there has been a malfunction with the carousel or someone’s suitcase has not been placed on it properly, and you have been injured, you will likely be entitled to compensation. However, you certainly cannot make a claim if you have hurt yourself because you were sitting on the carousel when you should not have been.

Suitcase Slips, Trips, And Falls

Have you ever been to an airport and felt like you were participating in an obstacle course because of all of the people and baggage dotted everywhere? If you have hurt yourself because you have tripped over a suitcase that was placed in a careless spot where it should not have been placed, you will be able to make a claim. You simply need to show that the accident in Luton Airport you were involved in was not your fault.

Travelator And Escalator Accidents

There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you have a long walk to the terminal and you spot the travelator, which speeds things up a bit! While travelator and escalator accidents are rare, they can happen. Luton Airport staff need to ensure that all travelators and elevators are maintained correctly, and if they fail to do so, you will certainly have the basis for a valid claim.

London Luton Airport Shops And Eateries

There are lots of great shops and places to eat and drink while at Luton. Bars include Dubl and Hawker Bar, both of which are after security. In terms of cafes, before security you have Starbucks Coffee, Caffe Nero, and Costa. After security, there is Starbucks Coffee, Benugo, Auntie Anne’s, Krispy Kreme, Crepeaffaire, Friska, and Enrique Tomas. In arrivals, there is Starbucks Coffee, and Costa. There are numerous takeaway spots, including Burger King, Pret A Manager, The Great British Sausage Company, Pizza e Pronta, and WHSmith, which are before security. After security, there is Wasabi and Pret A Manager. There is also a Pret A Manager in arrivals, as well as a Burger King and WHSmith. Finally, there are four restaurants after security: The Smithfield Pub & Kitchen, Frankie & Benny’s, Oriel Grande Brasserie, and Bella Italia. In terms of shopping, this includes the likes of Aelia Duty Free, Next, Skinny Dip, Boss, Accessorize, CUBE, Boots, Dixons Travel, MAC, and several others.

Luton Airport Workplace Accident Claims

Although there are regulations in place that all employers have to follow, there are incidents when mistakes are made, and accidents happen as a result. If you have been injured in a scenario like this while working at Luton Airport, you will be thinking about making a claim, and rightly so.

You will, of course, need to show that your employer is at fault for your injuries if you want to have any chance of a successful claim. Aside from this, the accident must have occurred within the last three years. This is the typical personal injury claims time limit on all personal injury cases. What happens if your injuries have developed over time? You will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead. Finally, it is crucial to see a doctor, as the medical report they provide is the most important piece of evidence in your case.

There are many different reasons why people make a claim for a workplace accident at an airport, and here are some of the most common:

  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Manual lifting accidents
  • Injuries that have occurred because of poor health and safety
  • Hearing loss
  • Food poisoning

Reasons for making such claims vary. You need to show your employer has not obligated their duty to provide a safe and healthy environment. From poor training to a lack of equipment maintenance, the scenarios can differ considerably.

Luton Airport Baggage Handler Workplace Injuries

As mentioned earlier in the guide, when it comes to accident at work claims at an airport, baggage handling claims are the most common. There are many different ways that a baggage handler could be injured, for example, you may have sustained an injury because you were refused a break or because you were not given the right equipment for the job. It all comes down to proving that your employer is to blame for the accident you have been involved in.

Can I Make An Airport Food Poisoning Or Food Allergy Claim?

The final type of claim we are going to take a look at is food poisoning and food allergy claims. Let’s look at the former first. Food poisoning can happen in many different ways, from food not being prepared properly to food being left out for too long. If you have gotten ill because of food you have eaten at the airport, you can make a claim. Moreover, if you have had an allergic reaction, you may also be able to claim. To do this, you need to show that the food outlet is at fault for what has happened, and this would be the cause if they did not inform you of the allergens present in the food they sold. For pre-packaged food, this needs to be displayed on the packaging. For food that is served fresh, for example, in restaurants, either the waiting staff can inform you or it can be put on the menu.

How To Begin A London Luton Airport Injury Claim

If you have experienced this type of situation, you should take the following steps when it comes to making a claim for a Luton Airport accident:

  • See a doctor – There is only one place to begin and this is with the fact that you need to see a doctor if you want to have any chance of claiming compensation. This is vital because your doctor will put together a medical report, documenting your injuries and the recommended course of treatment, and this is used to determine how much compensation you will get.
  • Notify the relevant party – If you’ve been injured because of a product or food, you should contact the company to notify them of what has occurred. It is vital to follow the proper course of procedure when it comes to these incidents. You also need to get in touch with Luton Airport so that you can file an official complaint about what has happened. This will ensure there is good proof of the circumstances that occurred.
  • Keep proof of any costs incurred – Did you suffer any loss of your earnings because of your inability to attend work during your recovery phase? Perhaps you have had to fund medical treatment? Maybe you have had to pay for counselling to help you through the trauma? These count as special damages and you will be able to claim if you have proof.
  • Find a quality solicitor – You don’t get a second chance of making a compensation claim, so you need to find the best solicitor to work on your case. We provide you an exceptional service, which you can discover more about below.

Damages You Can Claim After An Accident At An Airport

A lot of people do not realise that compensation is actually split into two parts. The first part is general damages, and this is what you will receive for the injuries you have sustained. The report from your doctor will be used to determine the amount of money you will receive. Your original injury and the severity of it will be considered, as well as your recommended treatment and how long the recovery process will take. In addition to this, the second part of compensation involves claiming for any costs that you have sustained as a direct consequence of what has happened to you. There are many different costs that people can suffer when they are injured, for example, you may have had to pay for hospital parking tickets or for treatment. You may have also suffered a loss of income because you have not been able to work. No matter what applies, we can help you to get the money you deserve for what has happened to you.

How Much Luton Airport Accident Personal Injury Compensation Can I Claim?

One thing most people want to know when they get in touch with us is the amount of money they are going to receive for their claim. It is understandable that you would want to know this! Unfortunately, there is not a set list of claim amounts so to speak, and so no one can predict exactly how much you are going to get, although it is our job to make sure that this figure is as high as possible! You might have come across a website offering personal injury claims calculator information, which told you that you would get ‘x’ amount. Please do not rely on this. These tools are merely marketing gadgets. The best way to get an idea is to look at what people received in the past for injuries similar to yours. You can find this information in the table here.

Injury Payout
Severe Leg Injuries £84,400 to £119,210
Minor injury £1,200 up to £2,150
Serious Hand Injuries £25,430 to £54,280
Minor injury £600 up to £1,200
Wrist Injuries £41,760 to £52,490
Minor injury A hundred or so pounds to £600
Severe shoulder injuries £16,830 to £42,110

No Win No Fee Claims For An Accident At Luton Airport

One of the best things about choosing to work with the personal injury solicitor provided from the Legal Expert team is that we all promise a No Win, No Fee approach. If this is an approach you don’t know a lot about, it basically means that you will pay legal fees only if your Luton Airport personal injury claim is successful. This means that you are never going to find yourself in the unwanted position of being out of pocket by pursuing your right to personal injury compensation. This also means that the personal injury lawyer working on your case is going to be fully accountable for the service that he or she provides.

How Our Team Can Help You Make An Airport Accident Claim

When it comes to making a claim for a Luton Airport way accident, the most important elements is having an experienced personal injury team on your side that you can trust. This is exactly what you are going to get with Legal Expert. We have worked in the industry for many years now, helping lots of people to get the compensation they are entitled to. Aside from our payment structure, there are a number of other reasons why we have become the number one choice for so many people throughout the country. This includes the fact that we genuinely care about the people we work for. We know you have been through a difficult time, and we don’t want to make it any worse. This is why we aim to secure compensation in the quickest and most effective manner. We are also pleased to boast a great reputation in the industry. Please take a look at some of the comments that have been left by our prior clients.

Contacting The Team At Legal Expert

If you are ready to make a claim for the accident you were involved in at Luton Airport, we are here to help you get the payout you deserve. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. This is our personal injury claims line, which is open seven days a week, so you can call whenever is convenient for you. If that was not enough, there are plenty of other ways to get in touch too, including via email, live chat, and you can enter your details for us to give you a call.

Additional Resources

General information about airport claims – Your FAQ are likely answered here.

IATA – Information from the International body that overseas air transport.

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