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

Menorca Airport Accident Compensation Claims

Menorca airport accident claims guide

Menorca airport accident claims guide

Were you involved in an accident at Menorca airport that wasn’t your fault? Did you suffer an unexpected injury or contract an illness as a result of another party’s negligence? If so, you could be entitled to claim compensation with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer.

A personal injury claim could be filed by any injured party providing the incident was caused by another person who could be held liable. This guide explains how the assistance of a legal representative throughout a claims process could be the difference between a successful case or a missed opportunity  of being awarded personal injury compensation.

If at any point you need further assistance or advice on what steps you should to begin your claim, call us on 0800 073 8801. Our panel of solicitors have up to thirty years’ experience in conducting accident claims and could help you secure a settlement for your suffering.

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A Guide To Menorca Airport Accident Claims

As a victim of negligence, you could file a personal injury claim against a negligent third party. The risk of being injured when travelling could increase during busy periods, therefore it is important that safety standards be upheld at all times which includes operators setting in place measures at a airport to minimise risks of accidents happening.

If you find yourself involved in a Menorca airport accident, it could lead to devastating consequences which includes missing a flight or being forced to postpone your trip until further notice. It doesn’t matter if you’re making a claim for a road traffic accident at Menorca airport, if you are involved in an accident on a package holiday,or you are an employee at the airport, our expert advisors could provide you with essential advice and offer valued support on how to pursue an accident at Menorca airport claim against a negligent third party.

Even though we are UK-based, our personal injury solicitors are well versed in Spanish law and could provide you with expert advice . To find out more about how you could receive compensation for an injury or illness, please call our advisers.

What Are Accidents At Menorca Airport?

This guide provides relevant information about what constitutes a negligent accident at Menorca airport. There are several ways in which an accident could occur due to negligence on the part of a third party, many of which are explained in further detail below. Generally speaking, all airports must uphold a reasonable duty of care for those who use the premises which they must do at all times. If an airport fails to apply such regulations and legislation which leads to you suffering an injury, they could also be held liable for the incident due to their negligence.

For example, an act of negligence could result in you suffering the following:

  • A fatal workplace accident (e.g. malfunctioning machinery, wrong lifting techniques, etc.)
  • Slips and trips
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Food poisoning or allergic reactions (e.g. cross-contamination of food, lack of allergy advice, etc.)

It should be noted, however, that this list is not exhaustive because an accident at Menorca airport could occur in almost any setting. Please continue reading to find out more.

Spain Aviation Passenger Safety

To uphold passenger safety at all times and minimise hazards, every airport should follow standard health and safety regulations. These strategies, according to the IATA and ACETA, are initiatives which contribute to the safety and punctuality of passengers who fly in Spanish airspace. One of these initiatives is the restriction of certain items in your luggage, some of which include the following:

  • Flammable liquids
  • Poisons
  • Matches/lighters (except on your person)
  • Bleach
  • Party poppers
  • Acids
  • Explosives
  • Sharp objects

For more information about the list of prohibited articles, click here.

Hazards To Passenger Safety In Airports

During busy periods in which several people are rushing to meet their flights, the likelihood of an accident in Menorca airport could increase significantly. This risk could be heightened further if there is a breach in the duty of care owed to those on find themselves on an airport’s premises. An injury could range in severity, from food poisoning to a Menorca air crash. In the sections to follow, this guide will touch upon various examples of hazards to passenger safety in airports, along with how these occurrences could be valid grounds for a personal injury claim.

Trips And Slips On Airport Grounds

A slip, trip or fall accident could occur in almost any setting if risks and hazards have not been minimised. For example, if the regular housekeeping of a public space is neglected, there could be various obstructions which may result in a trip and fall. On top of this, if spillages are not properly cleaned up quickly or adequately signposted, a person could slip over and injure themselves as a result. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there are various ways in which hazards can be prevented which involves frequent risk assessments being carried out and regular housekeeping.

Below are description of what constitutes a slip, trip and fall and how this may occur in an airport. However, the list is not exhaustive and the cause of an accident in Menorca airport could exceed those listed above. As every case is unique, we recommend seeking legal advice from a personal injury lawyer before pursuing a claim.

Slips

A slip could occur when a surface lacks friction or has too much friction which could occur for a variety of reasons including the following:

  • Weather hazards
  • Oil/water/other liquid spillages
  • Ice
  • Cleaning products
  • Loose mats/rugs

Trips

As with slips, trips are likely to happen because of too much friction. However, a trip could also be caused by defective or uneven surfaces which could include the following:

  • Uneven carpeting/surfaces
  • Potholes
  • Obstructions
  • Inadequate maintenance/housekeeping
  • Poor lighting

Falls

You could fall due to slipping or tripping on something and as a result you suffer some kind of injury whether minor or a lot more severe.

You can find more information on how to make a claim for a slip, trip or fall in Mahon airport, Menorca airport, or anywhere else in our detailed guide. Click here to find out more.

Menorca Mahon Airport Restaurant / Shop Accident Claims

While visiting an airport, you may want to buy food and drink prior to boarding your flight, or while you are waiting for a transfer or because of a flight delay. In any major airport, food distributors are required to uphold health and safety regulations to minimise the risk of injury or illness to customers. However, if these regulations are not met, the risk of an incident occurring is likely to increase. As a consequence, you may suffer an injury or illness through the negligence of a third party.

There are several common types of claims made for Spanish restaurant accidents such as:

  • Slips, trips and falls in a restaurant
  • Burns and scalds from hot food/drink
  • Food poisoning
  • Allergic reactions
  • Injuries sustained by faulty/broken fixtures

For example, a burn or scald injury could be sustained during service. This could be from something as simple as a hot drink spillage to a hot piece of charcoal falling on a guest at a BBQ in a restaurant.

Even though each restaurant, café, shop and other establishment may be different, they owe a duty of care to you as a customer who chooses to spend time in their premises.

Airport Luggage And Trolley Accidents

You could be injured by falling luggage which has not been stacked correctly on a luggage carousel, trolley or baggage claim. Should this be the case, it is possible for a personal injury lawyer to secure a settlement amount on your behalf providing a third party can be held liable. A claim could be made both as a passenger who is either boarding or departing a plane, or as an employee at Menorca Mahon airport.

If you are unsure about whether your claim would be valid, or you would like more information regarding baggage accidents, please get in touch with us today.

Accidents On Stairs, Lifts And Travelators at an Airport

Even if you have an accident in Menorca Mahon airport on a form of transport within the airport itself, examples being on an escalator, travelator, in a lift, you could be entitled to claim compensation. All airport terminal services are likely to be subject to regulations and procedures to ensure they function correctly at all times. Whether you are in departures, arrivals or between flights for Menorca airport transfers, all equipment must be maintained to a certain standard and be in good working order. However, if these standards are not met, you could be involved in an incident that leaves you injured. For example, if a step on an escalator is defective, it could cause you to trip as you step on or off it. The same applies to a travelator at an airport which has not been maintained in good working order.

Menorca Mahon Airport Bus Accidents

You could be injured in an accident while on a Menorca airport bus from Mahon, or from any destination, especially if the operator of the bus acts negligently.  This type of accident could happen almost anywhere whether it is on the runway, between terminals or even on the way to the airport itself. In any situation, if the accident was the fault of another party and you were injured as a consequence, you may be able to seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party.

As a victim of third-party negligence, you may be entitled to file a claim whether you are a holidaymaker, passenger, member of the ground crew or any member of staff if you are involved in an accident at Menorca airport. If the operator of the vehicle in question is not correctly or adequately trained, it could be seen as a breach in the duty of care owed to you.

How Spanish Holiday Accident Claims Work

Unlike UK-based accident claims, a personal injury claim in Spain would follow different articles of legislation. The law is likely to vary from country-to-country due to different articles of legislation they have to abide by which includes personal injury time limits and levels of compensation. For example, if you are injured or develop an illness while on an independently booked holiday, there could be a 1-year time limit to filing a personal injury claim against a negligent third party. However, if you were injured while taking part in something you booked as part of your package holiday which could include during the flight, at the hotel, on an excursion, the personal injury claims time limit could be up to 3 years from the date of the accident – or the date of diagnosis of a health issue developed as a result of the injury you sustained at Menorca airport.

In addition to this, the amount of compensation awarded for an injury abroad is subject to the Baremo system which was primarily set up to compensate victims. There are 3 categories under the Baremo system which dictate how compensation is calculated: Basic, Specific and Material Personal Damages.

When you speak to an adviser from our expert team, they would offer essential advice on how you may be able to seek compensation for injuries sustained in a Menorca airport accident.

Do You Have To Choose A Solicitor Based In Spain?

If you were involved in an accident at Menorca airport that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation from a negligent party for your suffering. However, while you may feel you have to use a Spanish solicitor,  it is worth noting that you could use the services of a UK-based personal injury solicitor, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case.

Whether you need legal advice for an accident at Menorca airport arrivals/departures, or you are confused about personal injury claims in Spain, our advisers could help. Call us today for a no obligation consultation for which there would be no charge.

Menorca Mahon Airport Accident Claims Calculator

You may be wondering how much compensation you could be awarded in a successful accident at Menorca claim against a negligent third party. The table below provides information on how much compensation you may receive which is based on the Judicial College Guidelines used for UK-based personal injury claims.

InjurySeverityAmountInformation
Shoulder InjurySevere£18,020 to £45,070A severe shoulder injury will cause the victim symptoms of significant pain in the neck and/or arm. These symptoms will reflect a serious brachial plexus injury often associated with significant disability.
Serious£11,980 to £18,020The injuries associated with this bracket include shoulder dislocations, damage to the lower brachial plexus and cases of persistent symptoms associated with rotator cuff injuries.
Moderate£7,410 to £11,980The victim of a moderate shoulder injury will be left with limited movement and discomfort, such as with a frozen shoulder injury. Furthermore, these symptoms typically persist over a two year period.
Brain DamageVery Severe Brain Damage£264,650 to £379,100At the top of this bracket will be cases of an inability to follow basic commands, with lack in recovery of eye opening, return to sleep, walking patterns and postural reflex movement. The victim will display little (if any) evidence of meaningful response to environment.
Moderate Severe Brain Damage£205,580 to £264,640The individual will be very seriously disabled and they will be substantial dependent on others for constant professional/ other care. These injuries may be physical (e.g. limb paralysis) or cognitive (e.g. impairment of intellect and personality.
Moderate Brain Damage£140,870 to £205,580In cases of moderate brain damage, the injury will case severe deficit to a person’s intellect, personality and affect the sight, speech and sense of the person in question.
Less Severe Brain Damage£14,380 to £40,410The person in question will have made a good recovery. They will be able to take part in normal social life and return to work, with little but some persisting problems (such as concentration/disinhibition of mood) which may interfere with their lifestyle.
Illness/Damage From Non-Traumatic Injury (E.g. Food Poisining)Severe£32,780 to £44,790The symptoms generally associated with a severe illness from non-traumatic injury include acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever induced illness. The sufferer will require hospital admission for several days/weeks in order to begin their recovery process.
Serious But Short-Lived£8,140 to £16,380The symptoms listed above will, again, impact a person’s health and cause moderate disruption to bowel function. These issues will persist over some number of time, though they will begin to diminish over a 2 to 4 week period.
Significant Discomfort£3,370 to £8,140A person who experiences significant discomfort from a non-traumatic injury will be left with cramps, altered bowel movements and fatigue. These symptoms will persist alongside those listed above.

If your injury is not listed in the table above, or you would like a more detailed idea of the level of personal injury compensation you could receive, please call our advisers today.

Spanish Airport Passenger Accident Special Damages

If you make a compensation claim against a UK-based tour operator, your level of compensation would be calculated by taking into consideration two types of damages namely General Damages and Special Damages. Below are explanations to what these two categories are, and what they would cover:

General Damages: As your injury itself cannot be quantified, general damages would be awarded on the basis of your suffering, recovery and future prognosis, all of which would be detailed in your medical assessment report. Understandably, a monetary amount cannot undo the wrong doings of a negligent third party, but it could help alleviate the cost of treatments to aid your recovery

Special Damages: Special damages are easier to calculate because they reimburse you for out of pocket expenses incurred as a direct result of the injuries sustained in an accident at Menorca airport. Therefore, it could include travel expenses, medical bills or even lost earnings. It is important to retain any documentation (e.g. receipts, wage slips, etc.) throughout your recovery period which are required as evidence when you claim special damages in a personal injury claim

Why Choose Our Holiday Accident Claims Team?

Our accident claims team could help you claim compensation after an airport injury, all you have to do is contact our advisers. We provide legal services nationwide, so even if we are not based locally to you,  you would not have to rely on solicitors in your area.

In many cases, it is possible for a solicitor to communicate with you via email or telephone instead of meeting face-to-face. With up to thirty years’ experience, our solicitors possess a wealth of experience and knowledge in representing clients seeking compensation for injuries sustained through the negligence of a third party.

No Win No Fee Menorca Airport Accident Claims

While a high proportion of people choose to file a personal injury claim following an accident in which they were injured, the thought of potential up-front fees and hidden costs is often enough to deter them from doing so.

However, when you begin your claim Accident Claims UK, we would offer you ‘No Win No Fee’ terms if we feel you have a strong case against a negligent third party. This type of agreement simply states that solicitor’s fees are only payable when you are awarded the compensation you seek and the amount is a percentage that is deducted from the money you are awarded.

If the solicitor fails to obtain compensation for you, then you would not be held accountable for their fees. This means that instead of worrying about upfront costs or hidden fees, you won’t have to worry about a final bill. Therefore, the financial risk of pursuing a personal injury claim is taken off the table.

Here at Accident Claims UK, we are committed to supporting our clients throughout claims process. Call us today to discuss your options with a friendly adviser from our expert team.

Start Your Menorca Airport Accident Claim

You could begin your claim today, all you have to do is contact an adviser from our expert team. They will assess the validity of your claim in a free, no obligation consultation which can be carried out over the phone, and provide you with legal advice about your case.

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Further Holiday Accident Claims Guides

For more information regarding the information provided above, please consider the resources below.

Spanish Package Holiday Compensation Claims
How to claim compensation for an accident that occurs on a package holiday

Holiday Accidents In Spain
If you were involved in an accident abroad, our guide to holiday accident claims could help you.

Food Poisoning
Information supplied by the NHS on how to recognise common symptoms of food poisoning.

The Package Travel And Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018
Additional information on The Package Travel And Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, along with explanations of what this legislation entails.

Article by Hollie

Edited – HW