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Heathrow Airport Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation From A Personal Injury At Heathrow Airport England

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Have you been involved in an accident in Heathrow Airport? If so, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve here at Legal Expert. We have years of experience in the industry and we have helped many people to secure payouts for this type of claim. Continue reading to discover everything you need to know about this before calling 0800 073 8804 to gain further case-specific advice.

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A Guide To Accident Claims In Heathrow Airport England

You probably already know that Heathrow is the busiest airport in the UK. In 2017, there were 78 million passengers at this airport. This meant that the daily average totalled 213,668. With five terminals, and such a high passenger count, it probably comes as no surprise that accidents can easily happen here. The busiest terminal is Terminal 5, which had 31.9 million passengers in 2017, across 213,179 flights. Interestingly, the busiest day of the year is June 30th. But, enough of those facts – time to talk personal injury claims. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know if you have been involved in a Heathrow airport incident. Not only will we provide you with the steps to take in order to claim, but we will explain about some of the most common airport accidents, as well as providing an insight into the service that we provide.

What Accidents, Injuries, Or Illnesses Can Happen At Heathrow Airport?

There are many different accidents that can happen at Heathrow Airport. Examples include food poisoning; injuries caused because of careless baggage placement, airport vehicle accidents, injuries while getting on and off the plane, baggage handling accidents, and much more. In order to claim, you simply need to show that someone else is responsible for what has happened. It is also worth noting that there will be a personal injury claims time limit, so there is no time to waste.

Air Transport Industry Injury Statistics

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), every year there are 27,000 ramp incidents around the world per annum. This means that there is one accident for every 1,000 departures.

What Are The Most Common Accidents That Could Happen At Heathrow Airport?

There are so many different types of accidents and injuries that can happen at Heathrow Airport. You will be able to claim for any sort of injury so long as the events that unfolded were not your fault. To give you a better understanding, let’s take a look at some of the most common accidents that could happen at Heathrow Airport…

  • Falls and trips over suitcases
  • Falls due to wet surfaces or debris
  • Accidents involving airport vehicles
  • Manual handling injuries
  • Transport accidents
  • Food poisoning from one of the cafes or food outlets at the airport

We will go into further detail regarding some of the most common accidents and injuries at Heathrow in the upcoming sections.

Claiming Compensation For Airport Food Poisoning Or Exposure To Food Allergens

If you have suffered food poisoning because you have been given food that has not been cooked properly, stored properly, or prepared correctly, you can claim. Moreover, all pre-packaged food must display allergens. If you dine in a restaurant, this information must be displayed on the menu or provided to you by the waiting staff. If it is not, and you have an allergic reaction, you can claim.

Slips, Trips, And Falls On Wet Floors Or When Boarding An Aircraft

Slips, trips and falls are very common, especially in an airport environment. A lot of people end up suffering this type of injury while they are boarding a plane or getting off a plane. If this can be attributed to someone else’s error, you can claim. You can also claim if you have slipped because of liquid on the floor that has not been cleaned up properly or because of luggage that has been carelessly placed somewhere it should not have been.

Accidents Involving Airport Transport Or Airport Vehicles

You could also be harmed whilst using transport around the airport such as buses, trams, trains, and other vehicles, such as small electric vehicles in the terminals themselves. This could also include hotel shuttles. From careless crashes to malfunctions, the scenarios vary. Give us a call for more information.

Baggage Trolley And Baggage Carousel Injuries

You can also make a claim if you are injured in a Heathrow accident because of a baggage trolley or carousel. For example, you could be injured if a suitcase falls off the carousel and injures you. You certainly won’t be able to claim if you have been behaving in a manner you should not have been, though, for example, by sitting on the carousel.

Injuries Caused By Luggage And Baggage Accidents

There are a number of different accidents that could happen involving luggage and baggage. For example, you could trip because someone has left his or her luggage in a careless place.

Escalator And Lift Accident Claims

If you have been injured in a Heathrow Airport accident while in a lift or whilst using a moving travelator floor in an airport, you can secure compensation. While these accidents are rare, they do happen. They can often cause serious injuries too.

What Shops, Restaurants And Eateries Are At Heathrow Airport?

As you may expect, you have a wide range of options at Heathrow Airport when it comes to eateries, restaurants, and shops. This includes all of the following…

Places to eat and drink…

  • Comptoir Libanais
  • Seafood Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar
  • Cafe Nero
  • Caviar House Oyster Bar
  • Carluccio’s
  • Ca’puccino
  • Giraffe
  • Fortnum & Mason Bar
  • EAT
  • Costa
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Huxleys Restaurant & Bar
  • Heston’s The Perfectionists’ Café
  • Pilots Bar & Kitchen
  • Oriel Grande Brasserie
  • London’s Pride by Fuller’s
  • Leon
  • La Salle
  • Itsu
  • The Curator
  • The Crown Rivers Bar & Food
  • Starbucks
  • The Commission
  • Spuntino
  • Pret A Manager
  • The Gorgeous Kitchen
  • The George
  • The Flying Charlot (Wetherspoon)
  • The Darwin
  • The Prince of Wales
  • Wetherspoon Express
  • YO!
  • Wondertree
  • Wagamama
  • The Market Gardener

Places to shop…

  • Be Relax Spa & Lounge
  • Bally
  • BOSS
  • Armani Collezioni
  • Accessorize
  • APM Monaco
  • Bulgari
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Bradley Smith Hair Express Bar
  • Boots
  • Chanel
  • Cath Kidson
  • Case
  • Cartier
  • Burberry
  • Collection
  • Dixons Travel
  • Dior
  • Chloe
  • Glorious Britain
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Fendi
  • Excess Baggage Company
  • Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Dunhill
  • Harrods
  • Hamleys
  • HUGO
  • Gucci
  • Hermes
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Jo Malone London
  • John Lewis
  • Jack Wills
  • Longchamp
  • Lacosta
  • L’Orchidee
  • Kurt Geiger
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Mulberry
  • Montblanc
  • Michael Kors
  • M&S Simply Food
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Piaza Premium
  • Paul Smith
  • Pink Shirtmaker
  • No1 Lounges
  • Rolling Luggage
  • Rolex
  • Reiss
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Prada
  • Post Office
  • Shoeshine Express
  • Saint Laurent
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • SIM Local
  • Superdry
  • Sunglasses Boutique
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Stella McCartney
  • Smythson
  • co
  • The Bookshop by WHSmith
  • Ted Baker
  • T5 Gallery
  • Swarovski
  • Voyager Entertainment
  • Valentino
  • Travelex
  • Tod’s
  • Tiffany & Co
  • The Harry Potter Shop
  • World Duty Free
  • Watches of Switzerland
  • We Know
  • WHSmith
  • World of Whiskies

Work Accident Claims Against Heathrow Airport

When we discuss airport accidents and injuries, we tend to think about all of the people that are going on their holidays. However, a large chunk of the accidents that take place impact those that work at the airport. Just as is the case for any employer in the UK, it is the responsibility of Heathrow Airport to ensure that you have a safe and healthy working environment. They need to comply with all of the rules and regulations that are in place. If they do not, then you will have the basis for a strong compensation claim. There are many different ways that your employer could be at fault. For example, if you are a baggage handler, you could make a claim if you have not received the correct training from your employer or if you have been encouraged to use unsafe working practices. From equipment that has not been maintained properly to a lack of personal protective equipment, the scenarios vary drastically. Give us a call today if you work at Heathrow Airport and you have been injured.

Baggage Handler Personal Injury Claims

The final type of incident we are going to take a look at are cases involving baggage handlers. If you have been injured while working as a baggage handler, there is a high chance you could be eligible for a payout. To do this, you need to show that your employer is to blame for your injuries. There are a number of different ways that this could be the case. Some examples include:

  • They have not provided you with the mechanical handling equipment that is needed to move bags in and out of the aircraft hold
  • They have not provided you with mechanical aids to help you move work equipment
  • They have not trained all people in utilising the equipment
  • They have not provided suitable training regarding techniques for safe handling
  • They have not rotated tasks between employees
  • They have not provided suitable rest periods and drinks
  • They have not provided the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

What Should I Do If Injured Whilst At An Airport

There is no denying that it can be difficult to think on your feet if you have been injured at an airport. However, it is important to try and act in the correct manner to ensure you can gather evidence and give yourself the best possible chance of getting the highest payout available for the injuries that you have suffered. With that in mind, you should aim to do the following…

  1. See a doctor – There is only one place to begin, and this is with the fact that you need to go and see a doctor. This is, of course, pivotal for your own health, which is the most important thing. Nonetheless, it is vital for your case too. The medical report that your doctor has put together is vital – it dictates the payout you get.
  2. Get contact details – Has anyone witnessed what happened to you? In most airport accident cases, there are witnesses. It is a wise idea to get their contact information so that you can get statements from them to bolster your case.
  3. Take photographs – If there is damage at the scene and/or your injuries are visible, take some photos.
  4. Contact Heathrow Airport – You also need to contact Heathrow Airport and make an official complaint. This will ensure there is a record of what has happened.
  5. Keep proof of your costs – Finally, make sure you keep proof of all costs you have had to fund because of your injuries. As you will discover later in this guide, you should be claiming for any expenses that relates to what has happened to you.

How To Start A Heathrow Airport Accident Or Illness Claim

You may think that making your personal injury claim would be the most difficult part of the process. That is not the case when you choose Legal Expert. We have worked hard to ensure that our process is as easy as possible. We know that complexities can arise in cases, but we aim to handle them as efficiently and hassle-free as possible. After all, we know that you have enough on your plate, coping with your injuries and coming to terms with what has happened. We do not want you to take on the stresses and strains of making a claim either. That is our job! Once you get in touch with us, we will provide a consultation free of charge so that we can gather all of the details about what has happened. This is simply so that we can give you advice on the best possible things to do. Your solicitor can also go ahead and arrange a local medical if needed, as well as answering any queries we can. They will then set about building a strong case so that you have the best possible chance of getting the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.

What Can I Claim After Having An Illness Or Accident At Heathrow International Airport?

A lot of people are unaware of what damages they can actually claim for when they make a claim for a Heathrow airport accident. You probably already know that you will be able to secure money for the airport injury you have sustained. This money is designed to ensure you get all of the care and treatment you need – not only now, but in the future too. Furthermore, it covers psychological injuries. Therefore, if you have had to see a counsellor or will have to see a counsellor for the emotional scars that the injury has left, you can also claim for this. What a lot of people do not realise, though, is that they can also claim for any cost that is directly related to what has happened. For example, let’s say you have been unable to work for three months because of what has happened to you. If so, you will be able to claim for loss of income. If it is predicted that you will miss work in the future, you can also claim for loss of anticipated earnings. This will not only be based on your current pay grade, but any potential promotions in the future will be accounted for too. In addition to this, if you have had to pay for your car to be adapted, your home adapted, someone to look after your children, or someone to help around the house while you recover, you will be able to claim for all of these costs too. Your personal injury solicitor simply needs to show that if you were not involved in the accident in question then you would not have faced the costs that you did.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For My Accident In Heathrow Airport?

This is a question most people want the answer to when making any sort of personal injury claim! How much compensation are you going to get? Unfortunately, giving you a definitive answer is not possible. This is something that no solicitor or lawyer will be able to do. Why? Well, because no one knows exactly how much you are going to get until it is officially decided. What we can do, though, is help you to understand the sort of price range you are going to be looking at by taking a look at cases in the past similar to yours and the levels of compensation that were awarded. Plus, in the table below we have gathered the average claim payouts for some of the most common injuries sustained in a Heathrow airport accident. This should help to give you a better understanding. Please do not rely on one of the personal injury claims calculator tools that are available online. These gadgets are marketing ploys more than anything, and so they do not give you an accurate quote. If you cannot find the injury you have sustained in the table below, there is no need to fret. You can still make a claim. Simply give our team a call if you would like more information regarding the average payout figure for this sort of incident.

What injury have you sustained?Typical payout for this injury
Loss of benefitsUp to £500,000 Pluss
Loss of earningsUp to - £400,000 Pluss
Mental anguish£3,550
Wrist injury£2,550 - £44,500
Severe shoulder injury£9,500 - £37,000
Pain and suffering£1,000 - £200,000
Knee injury, severe£39,700 - £72,970

No Win No Fee Heathrow International Airport Accident Claims

One of the reasons why we are the preferred personal injury claims firm for so many individuals throughout the UK is because we operate a strict No Win, No Fee policy. There are a lot of solicitors throughout the country who claim to work on a No Win, No Fee basis. However, when it comes down to it, they still implement charges even if they do not win compensation for you. This is something you never have to fret about with our service. We honour our word. If we do not secure a payout for you, you won’t have to pay legal fees. This gives you the reassurance that you are never going to end up out of pocket by making a personal injury claim. Moreover, this type of payment structure makes our solicitors accountable for the service they provide. You don’t have to worry that we will simply sit there and let your case file gather dust. We will be working proactively to ensure that you get the maximum possible payout. This is something that cannot always be said for lawyers who charge by the hour.

Why Let Legal Expert Handle Your Heathrow Airport Accident Claim?

Yes, there are lots of personal injury firms out there today, so you are going to be wondering why you should choose us over the other businesses out there. Well, there are a number of reasons. Firstly, there is our level of experience. We will match you to a specialist personal injury lawyer who has years of experience in your type of claim. Of course, we also have to mention the fact that we offer a No Win, No Fee payment structure – the benefits of which were outlined in the section above. Furthermore, if you do a quick search online, you will also see that we have an outstanding reputation in the industry. You only need to read reviews and feedback that has been left by our prior clients to see that this is the case.

How To Contact Legal Expert

We hope that you have found this guide useful and that it has presented you with all of the information you need when it comes to making personal injury claims for accidents in Heathrow Airport. However, if you do have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call. You can also ring our customer services helpline if you are ready to start your claim. We will give you a realistic picture regarding the strength of your case, as well as getting you well on your way to securing compensation. You can call us on 0800 073 8804. This line is open business hours of the day, every day of the week. Alternatively, you can use the live chat function on our website, send us an email, or enter your contact information and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity.

Additional Links

Airport Accidents – More information – More details on accidents at airports

Holiday Accidents – Details on claiming for these types of accident.

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