Dublin Airport Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury In Dublin Airport?

Dublin airport accident claims guideHave you been injured because of a Dublin Airport accident? If you have been injured and think that someone else was at fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Whatever accident you suffered at the airport, be it an escalator handrail accident, an accident involving an airport baggage carousel, a trip and fall, or food poisoning, if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of Dublin Airport itself, or a business operating at the airport, you could be entitled to claim damages by filing a personal injury claim.

If you are a UK resident who was injured in a Dublin Airport accident, the good news is that you could use a solicitor based in the UK to handle your personal injury claim in the Republic of Ireland. Accident Claims UK, is a well respected personal injury solicitors firm that could handle airport accident claims. If you have legitimate grounds to claim damages, we could provide you with an experienced personal injury solicitor who would take on your case offering you No Win No Fee terms.

To begin your claim for compensation, call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 or use our online claims form to get in contact with us. One of our claims advisers could advise you on whether or not you have a valid case.

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A Guide To Claims For Accidents At Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport serves Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. It is the busiest airport in Ireland, followed by Belfast International Airport. In 2018, 31.5 million passengers used the airport which serves short-haul flights to other destinations in Europe, as well as flights to long haul destinations like the USA and the Middle East. Dublin Airport is home to Ireland’s flag carrier airline Aer Lingus, budget airline RyanAir and other airlines also operate out of there.

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In this guide to making a claim for an accident at Dublin Airport, we look at how you can claim compensation for your injuries or illness. First we explain what criteria an accident must meet before you could claim compensation, and look at common airport accidents. We also cover how you could claim compensation for your injuries and we provide a personal injury claims calculator, to help you estimate how much compensation you could claim.

Remember, if you were injured or made ill because of an accident in Dublin Airport that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK today and if you are entitled to claim, an experienced personal injury lawyer will start working on your case right away.

What Is An Accident On Dublin Airport Grounds?

Airports have a duty of care towards their passengers, staff and other people using the airport grounds which includes drivers picking someone up and dropping them off. This means that they are responsible for providing people who use their premises with a safe and hygienic environment in which to travel, or engage in other activities.

If an accident in Dublin Airport (any sort of unwanted occurrence) happens because the airport acted negligently and failed to uphold their duty of care, they could be held legally liable for any injuries or illness caused. As a result, the passenger, or other individuals could have the right to claim compensation for their injuries.

If the claimant is successful they would be awarded compensation in the form of general damages, which is compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that their injuries have caused. The claimant may also be awarded special damages, which are reimbursement for any expenses incurred like travel expenses or medical expenses directly linked to injuries sustained.

Irish Airport And Aviation Health And Safety

At the time of writing (2020), there have only been 5 Dublin Airport plane crashes at or near Dublin Airport in the last ten years. Thankfully none of these accidents involved fatalities. Since 1940 when the airport opened, there have been 18 Dublin airport plane crashes involving planes departing from the airport. The first occurring in 1950 involved 80 deaths. Since then only 4 have resulted in Dublin Airport accident deaths.

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Accidents And Injuries Which Could Affect Airport Passengers

When we think of an accident at an airport, we might think of a tragedy like a plane crash where most or all of the passengers lose their lives. Thankfully this sort of airport accident is very rare. More common types of Dublin Airport accidents are caused by neglecting proper standards of health and safety at an airport’s terminal, in the airport grounds, and as passengers embark or disembark an aircraft.

We now look at some accidents that could happen in Dublin Airport that may lead to an injury or illness that our clients can claim compensation for by filing a personal injury claim against a negligent party.

Slips, Trips And Falls At The Airport

Unfortunately, slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of public injury. This is because even a small obstruction can cause a passenger to fall and injure themselves. Examples of slip, trip and fall accidents caused by negligence include the following:

  • Hazardous flooring that the airport should have repaired. A cracked floor tile, a piece of loose carpeting or a broken floorboard can all cause slip, trip or fall accidents
  • Spilt food and drink items that have not been mopped up can cause slipping accidents
  • A loose railing can cause a passenger or other person at the airport to fall down the stairs or off a surface

Injuries that could happen because of slip, trip and fall accidents include soft tissue injuries such as sprains or strains, or more serious injuries like broken or fractured bones. If you suffered a passenger accident at Dublin Airport that involved a slip, trip or fall accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK and if you are eligible for compensation we could provide you with an experienced No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your case.

Airport Baggage Carousel, Reclaim And Cart Accidents

Unfortunately, accidents could happen involving luggage carts, airport baggage carousels, and baggage carts at Dublin Airport, if these processes are not managed properly. We look at the different types of baggage related accidents in Dublin Airport you could be involved in:

Baggage Carousel And Trolley Accidents

If you are a passenger, or meeting a passenger at Dublin Airport, you could be injured in an airport baggage carousel accident. For example, if the emergency stop button is not working and a passenger gets a piece of clothing caught in the conveyor belt, this could result in a hand or arm being pulled into the mechanism and being crushed.

If a heavy piece of luggage is not properly put on the conveyor belt, it can fall off striking a young child on the head, or crushing a passenger’s foot. Similarly, if baggage has not been properly stacked on a trolley it can also fall off, striking customers and causing injuries.

If you have been injured because of a baggage carousel or trolley accident, call Accident Claims UK to see if you can claim compensation for an accident in Dublin Airport.

Other Baggage And Luggage Accidents

Accidents involving luggage can also happen in other parts of the airport and in different circumstances. For example, accidents could happen on your aircraft when parked at the gate, or taxiing to the runway. If cabin crew have not properly checked that overhead luggage has been secured and lockers are shut, luggage could fall out and strike a passenger. Of course, as such an accident took place on an aircraft, liability would not fall on the airport but to the airline involved.

To claim compensation for any type of luggage or baggage related accident at an airport or on an aircraft whilst it is on the ground at the airport or in the air, our team could assist you. Contact an adviser to see if you are able to make such a claim.

Elevator, Escalator, Stair And Moving Walkway Accidents

With so many passengers using Dublin Airport each day, elevators (also known as lifts), escalators and moving walkways (also known as travelators) are essential for getting them where they need to be on time. Because of the risks they can pose if something goes wrong, it is important that Dublin Airport carries out routine inspections of their lifts, travelators and escalators to ensure that they are in proper working order. If these mechanisms develop a fault, the following could happen:

  • Accidents in lifts include the lift becoming loose and falling in the shaft, causing passengers to fall or knock into one another, the lift stopping and passengers becoming trapped, causing emotional distress and mis-levelling, where the lift does not stop and open inline with the door, causing passengers to trip
  • Accidents on escalators can include an escalator malfunctioning and suddenly moving much faster, causing passengers to fall and become injured. Another problem could be if the emergency stop button isn’t working and a passenger falls, or gets a piece of clothing caught in the mechanism, they could be pulled into the mechanism and suffer a limb crushing injury
  • Accidents involving a piece of clothing getting stuck in the travelator and pulling a passenger into the mechanism to suffer a crush injury, could also happen if the emergency stop button on the travelator is broken

If you have been injured because of a moving walkway accident, escalator accident or lift accident, call Accident Claims UK for your free consultation. If we can see that you are eligible to make a Dublin Airport accident claim, we could then provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your case.

Airport Shuttle Bus And Bus To Ramp Accidents

An accident at Dublin Airport can include an incident that takes place on the airport grounds. For example, if you are injured because of a Dublin Airport crash involving a shuttle bus that takes you from the terminal to the plane, you could also be eligible to claim compensation. Similarly, if you are injured on the ramp, embarking or disembarking the plane because of negligence on the part of Dublin Airport, you could be entitled to file a personal injury claim.

Ramp injuries may be covered by the Montreal Convention because technically you are still travelling by plane. The Montreal Convention states that if you are injured travelling between compliant countries by plane, you could have the right to claim compensation in your home country.

To claim compensation for an accident in Dublin Airport’s grounds such as a ramp accident or shuttle bus accident, contact Accident Claims UK for your free airport injury claims consultation.

Accidents In Shops & Restaurants At An Airport

Many shops, cafes and restaurants operate at Dublin Airport. If you have an accident on the shop’s premises because of negligence on the part of the business, it’s the business that will be held accountable. Below are the examples of accidents in shops and restaurants that could happen at Dublin Airport:

  • Dublin Airport accidents in a store, or a restaurant causing injury because of on the part of their owner or operator
  • Slip, trip or fall accidents that happen because of spilt produce on the floor which has not been cleaned up
  • Incidents of food poisoning, which happen because food purchased at a restaurant or shop, has not been properly stored or prepared
  • A display or storage item in a shop has not been properly fixed in place, comes loose and hits or crushes an employee or customer

If you are a UK resident, you can make a personal injury claim for an accident at a shop or restaurant at Dublin Airport, using a lawyer based in the UK. Call Accident Claims UK to speak to us about making a travel accident claim abroad.

Calculating Personal Injury Claims For Accidents At Dublin Airport

You can use our personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much compensation you could claim in general damages for an accident at Dublin Airport. For a personalised quote, call Accident Claims UK. We could also talk about taking on your airport accident claim.

Type Of Injury SustainedFurther NotesSeverity Of InjuryPossible Settlement (with 10% uplift)
Brain Injury / head injuryInstances where the claimants memory and concentration have been affected. They have a reduced ability to work and there is some risk of epilepsy.Moderate (iii)£40,410 to £85,150
Post Traumatic Stress DisorderThe claimant should have mostly recovered from the condition. Any remaining effects should not disable the claimant.Moderate£7,680 to £21,730
Wrist InjuriesWhilst there is still some useful movement in the wrist, the claimant has a severe disability.Level ‘B’£22,990 to £36,770
Hand InjuriesSuch injuries could be caused by a severe crushing accident and leave the claimant with severely impaired use of the hand.Less serious£13,570 to £27,220
Knee InjuryThis bracket includes a very wide range of injuries such as, dislocations, torn cartilage, bruising or twisting, lacerationsModerate (1) & (2)From up to £12,900 (1) to between £13,920 and £24,580 (2)
Foot InjuryAt this level, the injury could be a displaced fracture of a metatarsal bone. There may be continuing symptoms and risks of things such as osteoarthritis.Moderate£12,900 to £23,460
Arm / forearm FractureAt this level, the injury would just include a simple fracture of the forearm.Single level£6,190 to £18,020
Leg InjuryWithin the bands to the right of this, the injury would be a simple fracture of the femur bone.Less serious£8,550 to £13,210
Back InjuryThere are two levels of moderate back injury, this is the lower. Injuries could include injuries affecting the soft tissues such as the tendons, ligaments and muscles.Moderate (2)£11,730 to £26,050
Collarbone FractureHow much compensation you could be awarded will depend on how bad the clavicle fracture is.Fractured Collarbone£4,830 to £11,490

Special Damages Accident Airport Victims Could Claim

If you are awarded compensation for an injury caused by an accident in Dublin Airport, your compensation would be awarded in two parts. General damages compensate you, the claimant, for any pain, suffering or loss of amenity you have experienced as a result of your injuries or illness. General damages are normally the largest part of your claim.

You will also be awarded special damages to reimburse you for any financial losses you have experienced or will experience in the future as the result of your accident.

Examples of what you could claim as special damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Home adaptation expenses
  • Car adaptation expenses
  • Mobility equipment expenses
  • Loss of income reimbursement
  • Care expenses

No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents At Dublin Airports

If you make a claim for a Dublin Airport accident using a personal injury lawyer provided by Accident Claims UK, you will have the option to make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim. This means that instead of charging you an upfront solicitors fee, a solicitor will take on your case and will only charge you their fee if the claim is successful. You won’t be charged a solicitors fee if your case does not succeed.This means that there is less financial risk involved for you.

To begin your No Win No Fee claim for an accident at Dublin Airport, call Accident Claims UK today to see if you are entitled to compensation.

Why Choose Our Holiday Accident Claims Team?

If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault at Dublin Airport, Accident Claims UK can handle your claim. We have an excellent track record of winning personal injury claims for accidents on holiday, and will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be owed.

Start Your Airport Accident Claim

To make an airport accident claim, or holiday accident claim, call Accident Claims UK for your free consultation. If you have grounds to claim compensation, one of our personal injury lawyers will start working on your case right away. Call now, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Other Resources

How To Claim Compensation For Injuries Caused By An Accident At An Airport – This is our guide on how to claim compensation for an accident which has happened at an airport in the UK.

Personal Injury Claims For An Accident On Holiday – This guide looks at how people could claim compensation for an accident which has happened on holiday.

How To Make A Flight Delay Accident Claim – If your flight has been delayed, find out how to claim compensation in this guide.

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