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César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation From A Personal Injury At César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport

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Have you had an accident in César Manrique-Lanzarote airport in the Spanish Canary Islands? Was the accident due to the fault of someone else? Was you injured as a result? If so, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim for your airport injury. In this guide you can find examples of accidents that could happen, the ways you could be injured, how you could make a personal injury claim and how much compensation you could be entitled to.

Having an accident abroad, such as an injury at an airport outside of the UK, can be much more distressing than if the same accident happened in the UK. You may have to deal with language barriers and feel more distressed by not knowing what is going on as much. Coupled with this is that you will not have envisaged your holiday either starting or ending with an accident or an illness. That is where the personal injury solicitors at Legal Expert could help you.

In this guide, we are focusing on accidents that could happen at Lanzarote airport, but much of the information in this guide is equally applicable to other airports in the Canary Islands or mainland Spain. For more information please read the guide below and to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation, talk to our team.

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A Guide To Accident Claims At César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport

Lanzarote César Manrique airport is the main airport serving the island which sits at the Northeastern tip of the Canary Islands group. In 2018 the airport served 60,955 aircraft and a total of 7,327,019 passengers. Even with high safety standards and processes in place, with this high number of aircraft movements, a single runway, and two terminals, potentially accident within the airport could happen.

You could possibly suffer an injury at the airport because of negligence on the part of airport staff, such as failing to address a slip hazard, or could suffer an allergic reaction to foods served at a restaurant or cafe operating in the airport due to misinformation regarding allergens. If you were injured at the airport as a result of negligence or error by airport staff, it may be possible to start a personal injury airport claim. However, if you were injured in a restaurant or shop  that is privately run, your claim could be made against the individual business.

To find out more about how to make a personal injury claim against Lanzarote Airport, talk to one of our advisors today.

What Is An Accident At Lanzarote Airport?

What counts as a personal injury accident at an airport? In essence, an airport accident which you could claim compensation for is any form of accident that was caused through negligence of a third party and where you were injured. We shall look later at some examples of accidents, and how these accidents can result due to the fault of a third party.

Before you proceed, you need to make sure that you are still within the applicable personal injury claims time limit. As you are making a claim for an accident which has happened outside of the UK, how long you have to make a personal injury claim can vary substantially. To check the applicable limit for your claim, please read our guide to personal injury claim time limits in Spain.

Lanzarote Airport Statistics

Lanzarote airport is not as busy as other airports in the Canary Islands and around half a busy as the main airport serving Gran Canaria. The airport has two terminals, one serving international flights and the other serving flights to and from the other Canary Islands. In 2018 7,327,019 passengers went through the airport and it serviced 60,955 flights.

Accidents And Injuries That Could Happen At Airports

There could be different ways in which you could have an accident in an airport, from cases of airport food poisoning or allergic reactions to airport slip & fall accident claims to an airport shuttle crash, no matter what the accident is as long as it was the fault of a third party you could be entitled to claim.

Examples of accident include;

  • Having an allergic reaction to foods or drinks served at a cafe or restaurant at the airport with misinformed allergen information.
  • Being injured by falling objects, such as items falling off the shelf in a shop.
  • Slipping over on a spill or unmarked wet floor.
  • Accidents involving the baggage carousel that has malfunctioned.
  • Being injured when using transport to get around the airport.
  • Being hurt whilst using stairs, escalators, travelators or lifts.
  • Tripping over obstructions and hazards, such as carelessly placed luggage or damaged flooring.

If you have been injured in another way at an airport, don’t worry. We could still help you to claim if injured in another way as long as it was due to the negligence of another.

I Slipped At Lanzarote Airport Can I Claim?

There are a variety of different ways in which you could suffer a slip or fall at an airport. People can trip and fall over suitcases which have been left in hazardous ways around the airport.Similarly, if a floor is wet due to a spillage or left wet for another reason and is not cleaned up or if no warning sign is put in place, people could slip over.`If debris is left in an area of higher footfall, such as the main lounges or walkways, or if floors are in a state of disrepair, you could also fall over. If this has happened to you, contact our team today.

Airport Transport And Transfer Accidents

Have you been injured in an airport shuttle crash? Airport transfers can include transfer vehicles that transfer passengers from the terminal to the airplane or vice versa. And also electrical buggies which can transport passengers around the airport. If you have experienced an injury while using this form of transport call us today to see if you can claim.

Baggage Carousel Accidents

Baggage carousels can be dangerous if they are not properly maintained, or if the baggage handlers do not load them carefully you could be injured. Improperly loaded baggage belts could result in luggage falling on to someone and injuring them. If this has happened to you, please call our expert team.

Claims For Injuries Caused By Falling Luggage Or Luggage Hazards

If luggage fell on to you from a badly stacked luggage cart and you were injured, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Talk to our experts today if you or your child were injured at an airport to see if you have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim.

Claims For Accidents On Travelators, In A Lift Or On Escalators

Airports are large spaces and Lanzarote airport is spread across two main terminals, as well as various outdoor areas. To move about the internal spaces you could use escalators, stairs, and lifts to move between floors or travelators to traverse very long corridors and walkways. Accidents could possibly happen if;

  • Being trapped in moving parts of the lift, travelator or escalator.
  • Emergency brakes or emergency stop facilities not functioning.
  • Being crushed or trapped in lift doors.
  • Banisters and/ or railings failing which causes you to fall.

Where To Shop Or Dine At Lanzarote Airport

As a large airport handling millions of passengers per year, Lanzarote airport has a variety of different shops, cafes, and restaurants. Below, we have included a list of places to shop and dine at this airport.

  • Lanzarote Duty-Free.
  • Collection.
  • Parfois.
  • Sunglasses Hut.
  • The Ocean Company.
  • Tascon.
  • Aloe Lanzarote.
  • Tutti-Frutti.
  • Thinking Canaries.
  • Caffe di Fiore.
  • Four Arrows.
  • Camden Food Co.
  • Coffee Republic.
  • Caffe Ritazza.

If you have been injured in or because of any of these businesses, please contact our expert team today.

Airport Food Allergy Claims

Have you suffered an allergic reaction to foods or drinks which have been served to you at Lanzarote airport? If you have a food allergy, you will be acutely aware of the importance of avoiding the foods which could cause you to have an allergic reaction and will take steps to make sure that you do not ingest any allergens. Restaurants, cafes, and shops have a duty of care to ensure that you are notified of any potential allergens in foods and drinks which you are buying or being served. If you notified the eatery of your allergies or if allergens were not marked and you were served food which you are allergic to, and this caused an allergic reaction you could possibly start a claim for compensation. 

How To Start A Personal Injury Claim Against An Airport Abroad

A good way to start any personal injury claim, such as a César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport accident claim is to get in contact with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. They can take you through the steps which you may need to take, such as ensuring that your accident was properly reported, that you have sought medical attention, and that you have or can collect evidence of your accident and injuries.

To find out how we can help you to start this type of claim, speak to our expert team today.

What Can I Be Compensated For?

When you are claiming compensation for any type of accident, whether it happened in the UK or abroad and whether you were injured at the airport or in a Spanish holiday accident, there are a variety of different damages which people can commonly claim compensation for. Whilst the largest of these can often be that awarded for the injuries you suffered (which we shall look at in the following section) there are other parts of a claim which can significantly compensate you. Common examples can include;

  • Personal expenses which you have had to meet. These might include paying the excess on a claim through your travel insurance policy or having to meet potentially expensive medical expenses overseas.
  • Being injured in an airport could ruin your holiday. If it happened at the start of your trip, you could claim for the loss of experience and enjoyment that you have suffered.
  • An injury or severe allergic reaction could take some time to recover from. This may mean taking additional time off work and thus losing income. Don’t worry, you could also be compensated for this.

Your airport injury lawyer or solicitor will assess the financial impact of your accident, looking at both how you have already been affected as well as anticipated costs and losses you may face in the future. For advice on how to claim for an injury at an airport, talk to us today. In the personal injury claims calculator below, we provide you with examples of how much compensation people could be awarded.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator

How much you can claim in compensation will depend on how your accident in César Manrique-Lanzarote airport injured you. As we have seen above, there are many things which you can be compensated for, but the largest of these is very often paid for your injuries themselves. In the personal injury claims calculator below, we have provided examples of different injuries you could have experienced and how much you could be awarded for them. Please do remember, each and every claim is different and so the amount you would receive in compensation can vary from the figures set out below.

Injury TypeSeverityCompensationInformation
Toe injuryModerate to severeUp to £49,180Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue that could include lacerations, bruising, cuts, etc. through fractures, dislocations and nerve damage, to complete loss of all toes, mobility and effect on overall foot will be taken into consideration.
Ankle injuryMinor to severeUp to £61,110Here, injuries are going to range upwards from tissue damage (bruising, scrapes, burns, cuts, etc.) through sprains, damage to the muscles and also fractures, to some level of loss of function of the ankle, transmalleolar fracture with possible future amputation.
Foot injuryMinor to very severeUp to £96,150Here, injuries are going to range upwards from lacerations, bruises and other soft tissue injuries, through broken bones, nerve or muscles damage, to paralysis or loss of the foot or to a below-knee amputation because of the loss of the ankle joint.
Leg injuryMinor to severeUp to £120,530Here, injuries are going to range upwards from general tissue damage such as burns, scrapes and cuts, through muscle or nerve damage, fractures either simple or compound, to loss of function or complete amputation of the leg fully above the knee with consideration for the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the remaining joints of both lower limbs or in the hips and spine.
Hand injuryMinor to seriousUp to £96,150Here, injuries are going to range upwards from lacerations, bruises and other soft tissue injuries, through broken bones, nerve or muscles damage, to paralysis or total loss of the dominant hand.
Wrist injuryMinor to severeUp to £52,490Here, injuries are going to range upwards from tissue damage (bruising, scrapes, burns, cuts, etc.) through sprains, damage to the muscles and also fractures, to some level of loss of function of the wrist to fractures where an arthrodesis has been performed.
Arm injuryModerate to severeUp to £120,270Here, injuries are going to range upwards from general tissue damage such as burns, scrapes and cuts, through muscle or nerve damage, fractures either simple or compound, to loss of function or complete amputation of the arm fully (at the shoulder).
Finger injuryMinor to severeUp to £32,210Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue that could include lacerations, bruising, cuts, etc. through fractures, dislocations and nerve damage, to severe fracture, partial amputation, impairment of grip and reduced function, complete loss of one or more of the fingers.
Thumb injuryMinor to severeUp to £48,080Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue that could include lacerations, bruising, cuts, etc. through fractures, dislocations and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or both thumbs.
Back injuryMinor to severeUp to £141,150Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue of the back such as lacerations, burns, scrapes, etc. through damage to the vertebrae, muscle damage or sprains, to either complete or partial paralysis, possible combination of incomplete paralysis and significantly impaired bladder, bowel and sexual function.
Neck injuryMinor to severeUp to £130,060Here, injuries are going to range upwards from damage to the soft tissue of the neck such as lacerations, burns, scrapes, etc. through damage to the vertebrae, muscle damage or sprains, to either complete or partial paralysis, or incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriparesis.
Food IllnessSevere Toxicosis£33,700 to £46,060Causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, requiring hospital admission, severe impact on life and work.
Food Poisoning Minor £800 to £3,460Diarrhoea, stomach cramps clearing in a few days or weeks.

No Win No Fee Accident Personal Injury Claims Against Lanzarote Airport

If you have had an accident, the good way to make a César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport compensation claim is to do so through what is called a conditional fee agreement, also known as a no win no fee agreement. If the case is unsuccessful you will not have to pay your solicitor any fees. If the case is however a successful one you will need to pay  an agreed percentage of your damages. As the settlement will be paid via your solicitor, you don’t even need to worry about doing that.

When making a claim for an accident in an airport outside of the UK you need to understand that additional international agreements such as the Montreal Convention might come into play and that time limits for making a claim might be shorter. or longer.

How Legal Expert Can Help You Claim Compensation

Our team has helped lots of people to claim the compensation they deserved for an injury or illness, and could help you do the same. For many claimants, we can offer a no win no fee agreement, as seen above. If you have been injured at an airport, that was not your fault call our team today to see if you can make a claim.

To find out more about how to make a successful personal injury claim against César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport or against a shop or restaurant located at the airport, contact a personal injury lawyer or solicitor experienced in handling this type of case. Our team are experienced in successfully helping people to win compensation claims, under no win no fee agreements, after an injury abroad.

To talk to a member of our holiday accident claims team, call us today on 0800 073 8804, or use one of the contact forms on this page to request a call back from us. Our helpline is open all day, every day and there is no obligation to make your claim with us.

Additional Resources And Guides

In addition to the information and resources we have provided above, we have also included these guides on how to make claims for a personal injury at an airport in Spain, how to claim for an accident on holiday in Lanzarote as well as advice on accessing healthcare services in Spain as a British national.

Lanzarote Holiday Accident Claims
How to make a personal injury claim for an accident which happened whilst on holiday in Lanzarote.

Lanzarote Car Accident Claims
In this guide, you can find out how to make a claim with a personal injury solicitor for a car accident in Lanzarote when on holiday.

Spanish Personal Injury Claim Time Limits
In this guide to personal injury claim time limits in Spain, you can check how much time you have to make your claim.

Accessing Healthcare In Spain
In this guide from the NHS, you can find out how to access healthcare services in Spain as a British national.

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