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Istanbul Havalimanı Airport Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation From A Personal Injury At Istanbul Havalimanı Airport Airport? – Turkey

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If you have had an accident in Istanbul Havalimanı Airport, you may be wondering whether you could make a claim for compensation. Here at Legal Expert, we have helped many people to claim for accidents that have happened abroad, in airports or holiday destinations. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. But first, you should read on if you have suffered a Havalimanı Airport accident so that you could make informed decisions on what to do next.

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A Guide To Claiming For An Accident In Istanbul Havalimanı Airport

Istanbul Havalimanı airport is a new airport, which opened in 2019. It is the main international airport in terms of serving Istanbul, Turkey. The airport is still in the midst of construction, with an intended completion date of 2027. Once the airport is fully built, it will be able to accommodate 200 million passengers per annum. When you consider how popular Turkey is, a lot of Brits are sure to be passing through this airport in the coming years.

In this guide, we will provide information on making a personal injury claim if you have had an accident in Istanbul airport. This includes details on examples of ways you could be injured at an airport. We will also provide steps on the actions to take after the accident, as well as revealing the level of payout you may be entitled to. If you still have queries by the time you get to the end of the guide, simply give us a call.

What Is An Istanbul Airport Accident?

Have you had the misfortune of sustaining an injury in an Istanbul airport incident? If so, you will be wondering whether you can file a compensation claim. Finding the answer is a lot easier than you may imagine. In general, there are three key factors that most accidents must have to adhere to for them to be considered worthy of compensation. Read on to discover what they are…

The injury occurred because of someone else’s error or negligence

First and foremost, the injury cannot have occurred through your own fault. The incident in question needs to be as a result of someone else’s error or negligence. This someone must have owed you a duty of care in which they breached. For example, you slipped on newly mopped wet floor which had no warning signs. The person who was mopping the floor neglected to put out warning signs out to warn people of the slip hazard which may be considered a negligent act on behalf of the company.

You claim within the time limit

Many people do not realise that there are a personal injury claims time limits when it comes to personal injury claims. Because of this, they could potentially end up missing out on the money they are entitled to. It may differ from country to country and depend on circumstances surrounding the incident. Nonetheless, the case must be filed within the number of years of the accident time limit. If you’re unsure of what that limit is, then all you have to do is call us to find out about the time limit for your specific case.

You suffered an injury

Last but not least, it’s important to be able to prove that you have suffered because of the incident that occurred. We always advise that you seek medical attention so that you can receive the right treatment and your injuries are medically noted. No matter how minor your injuries may be, you are recommended to see a medical professional, but if you haven’t, don’t panic, as your lawyer can arrange this for you retrospectively in some cases.

Examples Of Accidents, Injuries Or Illness Which Could Happen At An Airport

In the next sections, we will take a look at examples of accidents and injuries that could potentially happen at an airport. If you cannot find the injury you have sustained, don’t panic. Call us today to see if your injury is grounds for a compensation claim.

I Slipped On A Wet Floor In An Airport, Am I Entitled To Claim?

There are many ways that slips and falls could potentially happen at airports. They could be caused by spills, wet floors, food on the floor, packs and wrappers on the floor or whilst boarding an aircraft if the floor is wet or slippery. If the latter applies, the airline might be responsible here, depending on where it happened. Not all slip trip and fall accidents will lead to claims, only if the fall was caused due to negligence and it could have been prevented with proper precautions.

Airport Transport And Transfer Vehicle Accidents

People also have the potential to be harmed due to transport around the airport such as buses, trams, trains, and other vehicles. The small electric vehicles in the terminals could potentially cause accidents if they are not driven correctly or there is a malfunction. These cases could possibly involve two vehicles crashing into one another, or possibly a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle mentioned above.

Accidents That Could Be Caused By Trolleys and Baggage Carousels

Aside from this, baggage trolley and baggage carousel accidents and injuries could potentially occur. It is vital that those putting luggage on to the baggage carousel from the airplane do so correctly so that they do not fall off an injure a passenger. If a baggage trolley is damaged or broken in some way this may cause you to injure yourself.

If you are unsure as to whether the injury you sustained due to a baggage trolley or baggage carousel is a result of negligence call Legal Expert today and take advantage of our free legal consultation.

Potential Airport Travelator, Escalator And Lift Accidents

It is vital that all lifts, travelators and escalators are maintained regularly so that any damage or defects can be repaired and fixed to prevent anyone from becoming injured. Injuries that may happen on these could be very serious.

Istanbul Airport Duty Free Shops And Restaurants

From florists and tobacco shops to phone accessories and beauty stores, there is a huge assortment of shops here. There are also plenty of places to have a drink or a bite to eat. This includes Via Cafe, Starbucks, Plus Kitchen, Gourmet Trilogy, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, and more.

Food Allergy And Illness Claims

A case of food poisoning could certainly taint a holiday or stop a return back to work after a vacation. While most cases only last a few days, this could be enough to ruin your holiday. If you feel that the food or drink you have consumed at an airport has caused you to be ill have it medically confirmed by a doctor if you want to pursue a claim.

Those that suffer allergic reactions will always examine the contents of a food package or menu before they consume it to prevent eating it if they are allergic to the ingredients. However if the allergen is not labelled correctly and an allergic reaction is suffered there may be grounds for a claim for damages. You could also possibly claim if you were not informed about any of the 14 main allergens, either via the menu or waiting staff and suffered a reaction.

How To Start A Turkish Airport Accident Claim

It goes without saying that you need to choose personal injury solicitors with care. After all, they are going to have the success or failure of your compensation case in their hands. Nevertheless, there are some things that you can do in order to improve your chances of securing compensation. Below, we are going to reveal how you can assist your personal injury lawyer to ensure your case is a successful one.

  • See a doctor as soon as possible – There is only one place to start, and this is with the fact that you really could do with receiving professional medical attention for your injuries. If you have failed to do this, a lawyer can help you to organise a medical. Why is this important? The medical report that the doctor fills in will be used as evidence for your injuries.
  • Get witness details – Did anyone witness the Istanbul Havalimanı airport accident? If so, it is a good idea to get their contact information. Witness statements can back up what you are saying, and they really help to strengthen your case.
  • Take photographs – This will not be applicable to everyone, but there are two incidents whereby taking photographs can help. Firstly, if your injuries are visible, it is a good idea to take some photos, as this will possibly strengthen your case. Secondly, if there is damage at the scene of the accident, that caused you to injure yourself take some photographs.
  • Write down everything that happened – It is a good idea to make a note of everything that occurred as soon as you get the chance. This will make sure that you do not forget any important details later down the line when dealing with your chosen injury solicitors.

What Can I Be Compensated For After An Accident At An Airport Abroad?

There are many variables that come into account when determining how much compensation you will get. The first thing you need to be aware of is the fact that compensation is split into two parts.

Firstly, you have general damages, which is the money you will potentially receive to compensate you for your injuries. This amount may be determined using the medical report that is provided by your doctor. It is calculated based on your injuries, the severity of them and the impact they are going to have on your life.

The second part is special damages payments, which are designed to compensate you for any expenses you have encountered because of the airport accident. Here are some examples of special damages:

  • Loss of income
  • Travel expenses
  • Hospital visits
  • Medication
  • Care or assistance for domestic chores
  • Counselling costs

One thing you do need to be mindful of is that you will need proof if you are to claim for any special payments, so you might want to make sure you retain receipts and any other relevant documentation.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator

If you are making a claim for Istanbul airport personal injury claim compensation, you will no doubt have a lot of questions running through your mind. One thing that we all want to know is how much compensation we are going to be entitled to.  While we cannot give you a specific number regarding the amount of money you will receive without knowing the specifics of your case, we can give you some general information so that you get a rough idea of how much you could receive. Below, you can view the payout amounts for some of the injuries that could possibly happen. If you cannot find the injury you have encountered, give us a call. This alternative to your normal personal injury claims calculator, has details that come from the Judicial Court Guidelines, in case you were wondering how the figures were worked out.

Type Of Injury Compensation AmountInjury Information
Moderate Neck Injury£6,920 to £33,750 Brackets will start with moderate soft tissue injuries, possibly accelerate a pre-existing condition, wrenching-type injury and disc lesion of the more severe, serious limitation of movement and persistent reoccurring pain to fractures and dislocation of the neck, vulnerability to further trauma and limitation of activities.
Moderate Back Injury£10,970 to £34,000Brackets start from disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries to compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae where there is a substantial risk of osteoarthritis. The amount will depend largely on the severity of the original injury, the degree of pain experienced, the extent of any treatment required in the past or in the future.
Less Severe Arm Injury£16,830 to £34,340Significant disability but a substantial degree of recovery will occur.
Very Minor Wrist Injury£3,090 to £4,160Displaced fractures or soft tissue injuries. Recovery estimated 1 year.
Minor Pelvis Injury Up to £3,460Soft tissue injuries. Full recovery will be made.
Moderate to Very Serious Leg Injury£34,370 to £74,150Brackets will begin with multiple fractures and severe crushing injuries, imperfect union of fractures muscle wasting, serious compound or comminuted fractures, ligament damage resulting instability to permanent disability, severe multiple fractures which may take years to heal.
Moderate Knee Injuries Up to £12.050 to £22,960Twisting, bruising of the knee, dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability. The position in the brackets will take note of the seriousness and prolonged pain caused to the knee joint.
Modest InjuryUp to £12,050 Sprains, ligament damage and undisplaced fractures.
Minor Injuries£1,200 to £2,150Complete recovery within 3 months.
Food Poisoning £800 to £8,360Cramping, stomach pain, diarrhoea, alteration of bowel function and fatigue. Possible hospitalisation.
Trivial ScarringUp to £3,090Minor scarring.

No Win No Fee Claims For Istanbul International Airport Accidents

When you find yourself suffering an accident due to the negligence of another, it can no doubt be a worrying and stressful time. After all, you are likely still recovering and possibly in shock, and so it is vital that you choose a lawyer with a great amount of care. There are many accident lawyers to choose from, but you want to make sure you opt for someone that is going to make the process as easy and hassle-free as possible.

One of the best ways to alleviate stress is to go for No Win, No Fee accident lawyers. There are many benefits associated with doing so. However, the main advantage is that financial risk will be minimised by a significant degree. This is because you will only pay your solicitors legal fees if your personal injury claim is successful and only out of your compensation. If you were to go for another type of solicitor there is always the risk that you are going to spend huge sums of money only for your case to be unsuccessful. Aside from this, you are much more likely to benefit from a better quality service if you go for a No Win, No Fee solicitor because they are affected by the outcome of your case.

The key to a successful claim process is to communicate with your lawyer. Make sure you understand what is required from you from day one so there are no hurdles later down the line. For instance, you may be able claim for any out of pocket expenses, but you will need proof. So it is a wise idea to make sure you are keeping your receipts.

Here at Legal Expert, all of our lawyers work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Our aim is to get the case wrapped up as quickly and smoothly as possible. In fact, in many cases, It is unlikely that you will need to go to court. This is because a lot of our cases are resolved over the phone, causing minimal disruption to your life.

Why Claim With Legal Expert?

Read on to discover the reasons why we are, we believe, a great choice for anyone who has experienced an airport injury…

  • Free Advice – There is only one place to begin and this is with the fact that our initial advice is one hundred per cent free. All you need to do is call our legal helpline and you will speak to one of our experienced advisors. They will answer any questions you have, whilst also explaining the ins and outs of claiming and whether they believe you have a good chance of claiming or not.
  • No Win No Fee – If we believe you have a good chance of a successful personal injury claim against Istanbul airport, we will match you to a No Win, No Fee solicitor. We only work on this basis, which ensures you benefit from the best possible service and that financial risk is reduced as well.
  • Great Reputation – Legal Expert is a company with an exceptional reputation. If you read our customer feedback you will see that we have received glowing reviews.
  • Experience – We have plenty of experience in the industry. Since we were established, we have over the years helped a huge number of personal injury victims.

Contacting Our Team

If you are ready to make an accident claim against Istanbul airport, or you have any queries about doing so, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be more than happy to assist in any way we can, and you can be sure that all conversations are confidential. Our personal injury claims line is open all of time, and you can reach it on 0800 073 8804. Alternatively, you can leave your details via our homepage and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also use the live chat feature.

Further Holiday Accident Claim Guides

Claiming for accidents in Turkey on holiday – If your injury didn’t happen in the airport, you might want to have a look at this guide.

Hotel in Turkey Accidents – Hotel specific information about claiming.

Edited By Melissa.

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