Seville Airport Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation Against Seville Airport For A Personal Injury? In Spain

Seville airport accident claims guide

Seville airport accident claims guide

If you were involved in an accident in Seville Airport and you are searching for legal assistance to conduct a personal injury claim, this guide provides all the information you need.  At Accident Claims UK, we specialise in securing settlement amounts for victims of thirty-party negligence, particularly accidents abroad.

Whether you were involved in a crash at Seville Airport, or you contracted food poisoning from eating at a restaurant on the premises, you could be entitled to file a claim against the negligent third party.

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A Guide To Claims For Accidents And Injuries Suffered At Seville Airport

Much like most airports across Spain, Seville Airport is busy with holidaymakers and staff working in various areas. An unexpected illness or injury sustained in an airport is distressing for all those involved.

It is important to be aware of your legal rights after an incident, and what course of action you could take to file a holiday claim. As such, we have created this guide to Seville Airport injury claims.

As will be discussed in greater detail throughout this guide, there are many ways in which an accident could occur due to the negligent actions of another party. This could be anything from failure to correctly maintain hygiene standards while distributing food, or ignoring a fault in machinery or equipment.

Throughout this guide there are examples of what constitutes a valid claim, what steps you should take following an accident, and how you could benefit from the expertise of a personal injury lawyer should you choose to file a claim. We also provide basic estimates of potential settlement amounts for successful compensation claims which are based on the Judicial College Guidelines for injuries sustained in the UK, along with vital information about No Win No Fee agreements.

What Is An Accident At Seville Airport?

An accident which takes place following third party negligence could appear in a variety of forms as a result of several causations.  In order to minimise the risk of such accidents occurring, health and safety regulations are implemented.

Failure to comply with such regulations could result in disastrous consequences for all those involved. To ensure that you are eligible to make a personal injury claim, there are specific qualities of a valid claim. For example:

  • The accident should be the result of negligence on the part of another individual, body or party. This does not necessarily have to be the fault of an operating body. An act of negligence could come from an employee
  • The cause of the accident was a breach in the duty of care owed to members of the (including employees)
  • As a result of the accident, the claimant has suffered an injury or illness, or both

The above list  is not exhaustive. When you discuss your circumstances with our expert team, they will evaluate your case in a free, no obligation consultation. If you have any questions regarding the qualities of a valid claim, they will also be able to provide answers to you.

Seville Airport Aviation Safety

Each airport will have its own safety regulations in place.  Among other licensing and legislation, many of which can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website, a primary form of legislation which pays special attention to passenger safety is luggage restrictions for both hand and hold baggage.

This prohibits various items from being taken on board a flight, such as:

  • Liquids: All types of liquids, such as aerosols, toothpaste, cosmetics, and gels  must be carried in a transparent plastic bag  which will be checked at security. The maximum capacity of any one liquid must not exceed 100 ml.  This volume does not apply to medicines and baby food
  • Sharp Objects: Anything that might be used as a weapon is restricted. This could include corkscrews, scissors or knives
  • Explosive/inflammable items: Items which may cause fire hazards are prohibited on flights, nor may they be carried in cabin or checked-in This could include fireworks, aerosol sprays, party poppers, acids and other toxic substances
  • Weapons: No weapons of any sort are permitted on board an aircraft

There is further information on the list of prohibited articles on the EU Commission page. Click here to find out more. By reading the information set out on this page, you can better your understanding of what may or may not be taken on board a flight prior to packing your bags.

However, despite of these measures, it is entirely possible for an accident to occur in a Seville Airport terminal if the correct procedures are not followed.

Examples Of Airport Passenger Safety Hazards

With so many different spaces in an airport, it is the responsibility of the airport operator to safeguard those on-site at all times. If not, the risk of accidents occurring could increase rapidly. Many of these accident types are unique to the customs activities in question, such as food poisoning to a hospitality establishment. When on an air ramp it is possible for a number of hazards to occur which threaten passenger safety. For example:

  • A passenger may be injured
  • A passenger could be hit by a vehicle
  • An injury could result from aircraft machinery (i.e. jet blaster, propeller, excessive engine noise, etc.)

Moreover, if the runway is not correctly signposted then passengers could be at risk of taking the wrong route after disembarking a plane and subsequently become lost on the runway. This could cause a person to become injured at Seville Airport as a result. Therefore, the Skybrary suggests in order to mitigate these hazards, an airport should look to minimise exposure to unsafe routes on the runway. This could be done by implementing moveable barriers, chains and legible floor markings from the aircraft to Seville Airport arrivals.

Slips Trips And Falls In The Airport Terminal, Ramp Or Planes

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website, a slipping and tripping incident is highlighted as one of the most common causes of major injury in UK work      environments. As such, the HSE further states that these incidents are often initiators to much more severe consequences, from machinery accidents to falls  from heights.

A trip might be caused by defective or uneven surfaces. Regardless of what caused your accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages.

There are several ways in which a Seville Airport injury claim can be conducted for a slip, trip or fall accident. If the space in question is not maintained with regular housekeeping or an employee neglects an obstructed walkway, such as by failing to clear up spillages or remove obstacles or hazards then a person could suffer an injury.

If you were injured at Seville Airport while boarding or disembarking the aircraft, the case itself will be conducted under the Montreal Convention. Whereas accidents which involve airport transfer vehicles, such as a Seville Airport shuttle bus taking you to the hotel, then the case could be conducted under UK legislation if it was an arrangement included in a package holiday.

For more information about slips, trips or fall claims for holiday accidents in Spain, click here to read our detailed guide.

Seville Airport Shop And Restaurant Accident Claims

As with many other food establishments, there is an abundance of accident types which could take place. One which may be particularly hazardous, however, is the contraction of food poisoning.

A severe case of food poisoning could arise from a mistake as simple as cross-contaminating certain foods, especially if the victim is allergic to the contamination (i.e. nuts, dairy, gluten). As a result, a person may experience diarrhoea, fever and vomiting, among other symptoms.

In this guide you can find more information about how to conduct a personal injury claim for a restaurant incident.

Carousel, Trolley And Reclaim Accidents

An accident at Seville Airport could take place while waiting for your baggage at a luggage carousel. In some cases, if a luggage carousel or trolley has been stacked incorrectly, with suitcases and bags left unsecured or unbalanced, they could fall and strike a person. As a result, the victim could be left with severe neck and/or back injuries, amongst other possibilities.

Accidents Caused By Lifts, Stairs And Travellators

A large proportion of airports will provide various means of transport to assist those travelling between Seville Airport departures, arrivals and transfers. This includes, but is not limited to, various machines/equipment, such as escalators, travellators and lifts. As with any form of machinery, they must be well-maintained at all times in order to function correctly. If not, they could create hazardous circumstances in which a person could suffer an injury.

For example, if an escalator is not maintained to reasonable standards, aspects of the stairway could become defective and cause a person to fall as they step on or off. In addition, if a spillage is not cleaned up effectively on a stairway, a passenger could fall.

Though it may not be common knowledge, it is possible to make personal injury claims for accidents caused by lifts, stairs and travellators. For more information, contact our advisors today.

Seville Airport Bus And Transport Accidents

Were you injured in a Seville Airport bus during a flight transfer? Did you suffer a whiplash injury on a hotel shuttle bus? It doesn’t matter what form of airport transportation your accident occurred on, even if it was a Seville Airport train, you could be entitled to compensation for your suffering.

There are many ways in which a personal injury claim could be handled, many of which depend on the circumstances of your accident. For example, if you were involved in an accident on a form of transport included in your package holiday, you could make a claim against the UK-based tour operator that you booked your holiday with.

These types of accidents could happen in a number of different locations, such as an airport car park or on the runway between terminal and plane. In all situations, it may be possible to receive compensation for your damages if the incident was result of negligence.

How Could A Spanish Airport Accident Claim Work?

If your personal injury claim for an accident in Seville Airport is required to be managed under Spanish law, it could be subject to different procedures than that of a claim made against a UK-based tour operator. The personal injury claims time limit is not a generalised rule for every country. As such, each legal system will pertain a different time limit. In the UK, the statutory time limit is three years from the date of the accident. In Spain, the limit differs.

In addition, your compensation claim may also be subject to different settlement awards and damages calculations.

Am I Limited To Using A Solicitor In Spain?

If you have been involved in an accident at Seville Airport, you should first contact a local UK-based solicitor, like ourselves. When you contact our advisors, they will discuss the circumstances of your accident with you to evaluate under what legal system your case will be handled.

Seville Airport Passenger Accident Claims Compensation

The table below contains some examples of how much compensation a person could receive for certain injuries. It should be noted, however, that these amounts are based on the Judicial College Guidelines for UK-based claims. Therefore, the amounts may be different      for claims made in the likes of the Spanish legal system.

As every case is unique, we recommend that you speak to an advisor from our expert team who could provide you with a more accurate estimate of your potential damages, rather than relying on online personal injury claims calculators which may provide a generalised total.

InjurySeverityAmountInformation
Neck InjurySevereIn the region of £139,210As neck injuries encompass a wide range of severities, a severe injury of this nature will be associated with incomplete paraplegia or lead to permanent cases of spastic quadriparesis. In spite of a collar worn 24 hours a day over a period of years, the individual will still have little to no movement in the neck region.
Moderate£23,460 to £36,120An injury of moderate severity will require spinal fusion in order to recovery to some degree. Furthermore, this bracket also includes chronic conditions which typically involve symptoms to other parts of the anatomy alongside those suffered in the neck region.
Minor£4,080 to £7,410A full recovery after a minor neck injury will take place within a 2-year time period. This severity of injury will also apply to short-term cases of acceleration/exacerbation injuries.
Back InjuriesSevere£69,600 to £82,980A severe back injury will include special features which take them outside any bracket in affiliation with orthopaedic injury to the back. For example, if a person has suffered nerve root damage associated with loss of sensation, impaired mobility/bladder/bowel function/sexual difficulties, then they will be considered in this bracket.
Moderate£11,730 to £26,050The result of such injury will lead to disturbances of ligament and muscles, which thus gives rise to backache, soft tissue injuries and prolonged acceleration/exacerbation in a pre-existing back injury. Typically speaking, in a period of five years or more, the individual will suffer prolapse discs which necessitate laminectomy.
Minor£2,300 to £7,410A full recovery could take place within a 3 month to 2-year time period without surgery for a minor back injury. Such as with minor neck injuries, this bracket will also apply to very short-term acceleration/exacerbation injuries (e.g. less than two years).
Shoulder InjurySevere£18,020 to £45,070This severity bracket is often associated with injuries which damage the brachial plexus and resulting in significant disability as a result.
Serious£11,980 to £18,020A serious shoulder injury will refer to the dislocation of a shoulder and damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus. As a result, this will cause severe pain in the shoulder and neck, along with aching in the elbow and sensory symptoms in the forearm/hand.
Moderate£7,410 to £11,980The result of a moderate shoulder injury will cause a frozen shoulder with limited movement. The individual will suffer discomfort from a range of symptoms which will last over two years.
Minor£4,080 to £7,410In less than two years, an almost complete recovery to the soft tissue injury to the shoulder will be likely. Although considerable pain will persist over this period of time.

Special Damages Your Airport Accident Claim May Include

The compensation you can recover is split into two heads of claim:

General Damages and Special Damages.

General Damages cover the injuries  resulting from the accident. This could be an injury/illness of any severity, ranging from whiplash and food poisoning to amputations and permanent disability.

Special Damages calculates any expenses and financial loss resulting from your injury/illness. This could be anything from travel expenses to a loss of wages, providing you retain documentation that can be used as proof.

Why Choose Our Holiday Accident Claims Team?

While there may be a number of solicitors’ firms in your local area, you may find with so many different ways to communicate with legal advisors, you could conduct a personal injury claim with a firm based anywhere in the country.

As such, we at Accident Claims UK can provide our services nationwide, even if we aren’t based in your local area. In most cases, an accident claim can be managed via telephone or email, which means you won’t have to meet face-to-face with your solicitor. We could even arrange your medical assessment to be in an area local to you.

No Win No Fee Seville Airport Accident Claims

Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), a No Win No Fee agreement is a type of financial arrangement between you and your personal injury lawyer. This simply sets out the terms and conditions under which your solicitor’s legal fees will be settled. In essence, you will not have to pay a fee for your legal representative’s services if they are unsuccessful in securing a settlement on your behalf.

However, if they are successful, a portion will be deducted from the final amount to cover the costs for their services, known as a “success fee”. A No Win No Fee agreement significantly reduces the financial risks of conducting a compensation claim. In addition to this, there are no upfront costs or start-up fees required to begin your claim, therefore you won’t have to take your legal fees into consideration until the end of the claim.

Start Your Seville Airport Accident Claim

It couldn’t be easier to begin a discussion about your claim. Below are three easy ways to contact an advisor from our expert team and discuss your unique circumstances.

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Article by HC

Edited HW/RB