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Norwich Airport Accident Claims Guide

For most people, the holiday begins at the airport. No matter whether you have been travelling out of Norwich airport for business or pleasure, there is no denying that an accident could easily ruin your plans, and a lot more than this.

Of course, there are also a lot of people who are employed by Norwich Airport and the other businesses that are based there. You could also suffer an injury while working on the airport grounds or outside of the terminal. No matter how your accident in Norwich Airport has occurred, there is going to be a very high chance that you will be entitled to compensation if it was not your fault.

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Here at Legal Expert, we have helped thousands and thousands of personal injury victims to get the compensation that they deserve. This includes individuals that have been injured while at one of the many airports across the country.

If you think that you could be entitled to compensation, then we’re here to help you get the payout that you deserve. But don’t pick up the phone just yet. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about making this type of personal injury claim. If you have been injured at another airport in the UK, you will find that we have a guide on our website for this too, or you can call 0800 073 8804 so you should have no trouble finding the information that you need.

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What Is A Norwich Airport Accident?

A Norwich Airport accident is any type of incident that has happened while at Norwich Airport. This could be inside or outside of the terminal, so long as you are on airport grounds. When determining whether you have grounds for a strong compensation claim because of your Norwich Airport Accident, you simply need to ask yourself the following three questions…

  1. Did the accident occur because of someone else’s error or negligence?
  2. Did the injury occur within the personal injury claims time limit, which is last three years?
  3. Did you receive medical attention as a result of your injuries?

If you can answer yes to those three questions, you definitely have the basis for a good compensation claim.

If you are unsure, you could give Legal Expert a call on our legal helpline. You will speak to one of our friendly and experienced experts. They will be more than happy to answer all of the queries you have. They will also inform you of the ins and outs regarding your case. They will give you an honest opinion of whether they feel you should proceed with your claim or not.

How can you be sure we will be honest and not merely take on your case and take your cash? Well, our solicitors only work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Therefore, if they were to take on a case that had little chance of success, they would only be hurting themselves as well. We won’t waste your time or ours.

Incidents And Accidents At Norwich Airport

According to the UK Government, out of all of the accidents and injuries that take place at airports throughout the country, lifting and handling cases are the most common amongst workers. This is followed by slips and trips.

Common Causes Of Accidents At Airports

There are lots of different types of accidents and injuries that can impact people who are working or travelling via Norwich Airport. In the next sections, we will take a look at the most common ones.

Falls, Slips, And Trips At The Airport

Out of all of the accidents and injuries that can occur in general, not just at Norwich airport, there is no denying that slips, trips, and falls are the most common. There are many different ways that this sort of accident could happen at Norwich airport. For example, a traveller could be injured due to a slip and fall at the airport because a liquid that was not mopped up correctly or slipping on a wet floor that has just been cleaned yet no signs were put up. You could also be injured if you have fallen somewhere at the airport in the car park because of a dangerous pothole. There are also people that have been injured while getting onto the plane. You can make a claim for this, but it is worth knowing that you may be making a claim against the airline rather than the airport. It depends on the nature of the accident. This is something that we will be able to advise on so there is no need to worry about it.

Airport Shuttle Bus And Other Ground Vehicle Accidents

Aside from this, you will be able to make a claim if you have been harmed while using transport around the airport. There are lots of different methods of transport that are used at airports these days. This includes hotel shuttles, as well as buses, trains, and trams. You also have the small electric vehicles that are used in the terminals themselves to help transport elderly people and those who are unable to walk. If one of these vehicles has crashed into you or you have been involved in an accident while travelling on one of these vehicles, there is a very high and realistic chance that you will be entitled to compensation.

Baggage Belt, Trolley And Carousel Accidents

Another common type of accident that happens at the airport is accidents involving luggage carousels and trolleys. In most of these cases, the individual is injured because baggage has not been stored properly and it has fallen off and injured them. It is important to stress here that you will not be able to make a claim if you have injured yourself because you have been using the luggage trolleys or carousel in a manner that you should not have. There are a large number of people who sit on the carousels while they are waiting for their luggage, especially children. If you or your child were injured because the carousel started to move, you will not be able to make a claim because you should not have been sitting on the carousel in the first place.

Other Luggage Accidents And Injuries

Aside from luggage trolley and carousel claims, you can also make a claim for any other type of accident involving luggage that was not your fault. For example, you may be able to make a claim if someone has left their luggage in a careless sport and this has caused you to fall over and hurt yourself.

Claims For Accidents On Stairs And Escalators

You can also make a claim if you have been injured while using an escalator or lift at the airport. While these accidents are very rare, they do happen and they can often be very serious. Lifts and escalators do come with an emergency button on them, so if you are involved in any type of accident please make sure you press this button. For escalators, it will stop the escalator from moving. For lifts, it will connect you with a member of staff who will be able to help you.

Cafes And Shops At Norwich Airport

Norwich Airport facilities cover everything from food outlets to shops. Some of the Norwich Airport catering outlets includes Costa and The Navigator. Shops include WHSmith and World Duty Free.

Norwich Airport Workplace Accident Claims

Have you been injured while working at Norwich Airport? Perhaps you were recently diagnosed with vibration white finger and believe your employer is to blame? Maybe you have been involved in an accident while working at a height due to unsafe working practices? No matter what has occurred, if the incident was not your fault, there is a very high chance that you will be entitled to compensation. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover more about some of the most common accidents at Norwich Airport.

  • Fall from a height – There are workplace regulations in place that apply to all industries. However, some working environments are more dangerous than others, and this certainly applies to working from a height. This is why there is a separate set of regulations that apply to this working environment as well. If your employer has failed to abide by these regulations, and you have been injured as a result, you will be entitled to compensation. There are various ways your employer could be at fault, from failing to train workers to not providing the necessary safety equipment.
  • Hearing loss – In most cases, when you make a claim for hearing loss, you are making a claim against Norwich Airport as an ex-employer, and this is because such an injury can take a while to surface. Unlike traditional personal injury cases, when it comes to something like this you will have three years to claim from the date of your diagnosis instead. More often than not, injuries like this arise because an employer has failed to provide substantial safety equipment.
  • Repetitive strain injury – Repetitive strain injury is undoubtedly one of the most common workplace injuries. This can occur in many different ways. However, a lot of people who have desk jobs suffer from this because they sit at their desk for extended periods. Therefore, those in managerial roles at the airport and such like could suffer this. If you have been refused the necessary breaks from your employer, or they have failed to educate you about this injury, you could be eligible for compensation.
  • Poor health and safety accidents – As already alluded to, there are regulations in place that all employers need to follow. This includes everything from carrying out risk assessments to ensuring that all employees receive the necessary training. If an accident occurs because of poor health and safety in the workplace, you will certainly be able to make a claim.

Airport Baggage Handler Workplace Injury

Out of all of the workplace accidents that can occur at an airport, there is no denying that baggage and handling claims are the most common. The statistics back this up. There are many different ways that these sorts of injuries and accidents can occur. However, when it comes to making a claim for this type of injury at an airport, it is all down to proving that your employer is at fault for what happened to you. For example, you may have asked for a break and your employer may have refused you one, or your employer may not have maintained the equipment that you use for your job correctly. It could be a case that you were not given the correct equipment at all or that you were not provided with the personal protective equipment that you should have been to safeguard you while carrying out the job. All employers in the UK have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their staff members. If your employer has failed to do this, then it’s only right that you get the compensation that you deserve. Give us a call today if you would like more information about this.

Airport Food Poisoning And Food Allergy Claims

One of the most common types of accidents and injuries that happen at an airport is food poisoning. Food poisoning while travelling can occur in many different ways. You could suffer food poisoning because the food that you have been served has not been stored correctly, or it has been prepared next to food it should not have been next to, for example, cooked meat and raw meat being handled together, or you could suffer this illness if the food you have been served has been undercooked. No matter how you have contracted food poisoning, you will be entitled to compensation if you can prove that this was sustained through the specific meal that you ate at the airport. There are a number of different symptoms associated with food poisoning, however, the most common seem to be nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Most cases of food poisoning are mild and only last couple of days, yet this still means that they could destroy your holiday plans, and this will be covering when claiming for airline food poisoning compensation. It is also worth pointing out that they have been life-threatening cases of food poisoning.

Aside from this, you may also be able to make a claim if you have had an allergic reaction after eating something at the airport. By law, it is mandatory for all food outlets to place allergen information on the packaging of their food. If you are dining in a restaurant or a similar food establishment and what you are consuming does not come in packaging, there is a bit more flexibility with regards to how you receive allergen information. For example, this could mean that a member of staff informs you of the allergen information in specific meals or it could mean that this information is printed on the menu. However, if you were never informed about the allergen information in a particular meal, you will have grounds to make a personal injury claim.

How Do I Start An Airport Accident Personal Injury Claim?

Needless to say, the most important thing in any personal injury cases is to find a quality solicitor who can give you the greatest chance of getting the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Nevertheless, you still have a role to play, and in this section, we are going to take a look at what your solicitor may need from you.

  • The details of the incident – First and foremost, you will need to provide your solicitor with all of the details regarding the Norwich Airport incident you were involved in. This includes where it happened, how it happened, and when it happened. The latter is particularly important because there is a time limit on all personal injury cases.
  • Medical information – Aside from this, you need to provide your solicitor with details about your airport injury. This includes the medical diagnosis and the recommended course of treatment. This highlights why it is so important to see a doctor, even if your injuries are minor. You will struggle to make a case if you do not do this because the medical report provided by your doctor is the most crucial piece of evidence.
  • Witness contact details – Did anyone witness the incident? If so, their contact details are useful because witness statements can really help to strengthen your claim.
  • Proof of out of pocket expenses – Have you suffered a loss of income because of your inability to work during the recovery process? Perhaps you have had to fund childcare while you focus on getting better? You will be able to claim for out of pocket expenses as special damages so long as you keep proof of them.
  • Any supporting documents – Last but not least, make sure you keep a hold of any other documents that will support your case.

What Can Personal Injury Claims Compensate Me For?

When making a Norwich Airport compensation claim, you will be able to claim for the injuries you have sustained and the impact they have on your life. You can also claim for any out of pocket expenses too, for example, loss of income and counselling costs.

Airport Accident Personal Injury Claims Calculator

One thing that most people want to know is how much compensation they are going to receive if they do go ahead and make a claim. Unfortunately, it is simply not possible to give you a 100% accurate figure regarding the payout that you will receive. This is because all cases are handled on an individual basis. This means that the unique factors of your case are taken into account and then a sum is awarded based on this.

After all, you could be involved in a similar sort of aviation accident as someone else, yet the circumstances could be very different. For example, you may suffer more severe injuries, and they may have a greater impact on your life, and therefore, it is only right that you would be awarded a higher sum of money. This does not mean that you cannot get an understanding regarding the sort of payout you may receive though.

The best way to do this is to look at the average payout for claims that have already been made for injuries similar to yours. This is something we have done in the table below. However, if you do not see the type of injury that you have sustained, there is no need to panic. You will still be able to make a claim and you can give our friendly team a call if you would like some more information about the sort of payout you might receive.

Injury Payout Notes
Neck injury from only minor to severe Up to £130,079 Injuries range from bruising and cuts to partial or complete neck paralysis.
Back injury from only minor to severe Up to £141,169 Injuries range from bruising and cuts to partial or complete back paralysis.
Arm injury from only minor to severe Up to £114,829 Injuries range from soft tissue damage to amputation.
Wrist injury from only minor to severe Up to £4,179 Injuries range from cuts and burns to compound fractures and paralysis of the entire wrist.
Hand injury from only minor to severe Up to £54,299 Injuries range from soft tissue damage to amputation.
Leg Injury from only minor to severe Up to £119,239 Injuries range from soft tissue damage to amputation.
Foot injury from only minor to severe Up to £ 96,139 Injuries range from soft tissue damage to amputation.

One thing that is important to point out here is that you may have noticed a lot of personal injury claims calculators online today. These claim to provide you with an accurate quote regarding how much compensation you will receive. Nevertheless, the truth is that they are very inaccurate and they are simply used as a marketing tool to try and get people to use the solicitor’s service. This is why we do not feature one of these calculators on our website

No Win No Fee Norwich Airport Accident Claims

One of the standard features of our service is the fact that all of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you are unsure what this means, it really is quite simple. When we make a claim on your behalf, you will only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. If for some reason, we have not been able to secure a payout for you, you will not owe us one penny. This means that you’re never going to be out of pocket so you’re making a personal injury claim.

There are a lot of companies out there who came to act on No Win, No Fee basis, however, when it comes down to it, they still charge fees even if the case is not successful. You can be certain that this will never happen when you work with our company. When we say No Win, No Fee that is exactly what we mean.

There are a lot of benefits associated with this payment structure. Of course, you have the obvious benefit that you are going to be financially protected when you make a personal injury claim. However, there is also the fact that you will benefit from a much better service because you know that the personal injury lawyer is going to be accountable for the efforts. You also know that the personal injury solicitor will only take on your case if he or she believes there was a very high chance of success. They won’t waste your time or their own time.

How Legal Expert Can Help You

There are many reasons why we are the number one choice for you…

  • We are experienced
  • We have a great reputation
  • We will match you to a specialist personal injury solicitor with up to 30 years of experience
  • We provide a No Win, No Fee approach
  • We care about our clients
  • We have an excellent track record

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Contact us today if you would like to make a claim. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. There are other ways to get in touch too, including live chat and email.

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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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