Have you been involved in an accident at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote, through no fault of your own, that left you injured? This guide may contain some useful information for you. It outlines the varied processes of making a claim for an accident at Lanzarote Airport.
The last thing people want is the inconvenience of an accident while travelling through Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote, but they do happen, and when they do, it can be very helpful to know what to do. This is especially true if you are considering making a claim for compensation.
Read on for more information on what kind of accidents can happen, how personal injury is handled under Spanish law, and information on how we could help you make a claim. If you have any other questions or cannot find what you are looking for here, do not hesitate to contact us today on 0800 073 8801. Our friendly advisors are waiting to take your call. If you would prefer to have us call you back, you can use this online contact form and arrange a time that suits you best.
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- A Guide To Accident At Aeropuerto de César Manrique Lanzarote Claims
- What Are Accidents At Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport?
- Lanzarote Airport Statistics
- Potential Hazards To Airport Passenger Safety
- Airport Trips And Falls
- Lanzarote Airport Shop And Restaurant Accidents
- Baggage Trolley And Carousel Accidents
- Airport Accidents When Using Stairs, Escalators Or Lifts
- Lanzarote Airport Bus Accidents
- How Could A Spanish Airport Personal Injury Claim Work?
- Does My Claim Need A Local Solicitor In Spain?
- Calculating Accident And Injury Claims Against Airports
- Special Damages Your Lanzarote Airport Accident Claim Could Include
- Why Select The Accident Claims Team For Your Claim?
- No Win No Fee Lanzarote Airport Accident Claims
- Start Your Lanzarote Airport Accident Claim
- Get More Help If Injured On Holiday Abroad
There are many possible ways an accident could occur in an airport. They are busy, bustling places, full of different facilities with many people moving from one point to another. When these accidents happen, they could cause a wide variety of injuries or illnesses. If you were in an accident at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote and it was not your fault, you may have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
Throughout this guide you will find examples of accidents at Lanzarote Airport, which can include slips, trips or falls, food poisoning at restaurants, or accidents while on escalators, travellators, on buses, or involving luggage.
This guide will also provide more information on how no win no fee claims works, give examples of possible compensation amounts awarded in UK claims, as well as information on what you can actually claim for.
Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote offers lots of facilities to the many people who pass through it on a daily basis. Restaurants, shops, escalators, elevators, buses to and from terminals, baggage trolleys and carousels, as well as seating and waiting areas, are all places accidents can occur in. Food poisoning or slips, trips or falls are the likeliest accidents to occur.
Essentially, an accident at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote that was not your fault but causes injury could give you grounds to make a claim. The circumstances of your accident may result in your case being handled in different ways, and there are different factors that affect this.
For instance, if your flight was booked as part of a package deal with a UK based provider, then your claim would be made under UK law. If, however, you had booked privately and were travelling from Lanzarote Airport to the UK, then your case would be handled under the Montreal Convention.
The Montreal Convention was put in place to standardise liability for death and injury to passengers travelling on international flights, and it may apply to your case, depending on the circumstances. There are also scenarios in which your claim may need to be handled under Spanish law, and the details of your accident at Lanzarote Airport will determine that. Contact us today for more information on making a claim.
Lanzarote Airport is the main airport serving the island of Lanzarote and is located approximately three miles from the capital Arrecife. In 2018 it saw a total of 7,327,019 passengers pass through it, which was a slight decrease in the amount from 2017, a total of 7,388,964 passengers. In total there were 60,955 aircraft movements through the airport.
As we have explored above, an airport is usually a very busy place, with many people passing through it at peak times and making use of the many facilities available. Through the use of these facilities it is possible, by negligence or otherwise, for accidents to happen. An accident at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote can consist of falls, trips or slips, accidents while moving around the airport, food poisoning at restaurants, or even accidents while boarding or disembarking.
There are certain zones in an airport where it may be more likely for accidents to happen, such as the apron or ramp where passengers board and alight aircraft, or where they might board buses for transfers to other terminals. These areas present a risk to passengers if walkways are not properly marked out or supervised. Failure to do so may result in passengers being hit by airport vehicles, aircraft or injured by coming too close to engines or propellers.
In the coming sections we will explore the different ways you might become injured in an accident at Lanzarote airport.
Slip, trips or falls are common in airports. Although Lanzarote Airport and airlines operating flights are required to take measures to prevent such accidents, they still happen, and you could have a slip, trip or fall accident at many different points around the airport. They could happen in a restaurant because of a wet floor, on a staircase because of faulty railings, on a walkway because of luggage or hazards on the floor. It could also happen while you are boarding a flight, or disembarking after a journey, because of issues with aircraft stairs or other boarding equipment. See here for more information on slip, trip or fall accidents in Spain.
There is a wide range of restaurants and cafes in Lanzarote airport departures and arrivals, and food may also be purchased in smaller shops around the airport. If you are having a meal or have bought something from a shop and suffered illness or an allergic reaction as a result, it may be possible for you to make a claim. An accident at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote can also include allergic reactions and illnesses taken from incorrectly labelled, or mishandled food. Therefore, keep the packaging if you can.
In a busy Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote shop or restaurant it is also possible to have a trip or fall accident because of other passenger’s luggage, wet floors, or other hazards on the floor that could cause an accident. For more information on restaurant accidents in Spain, see our guide here.
It is possible for an airport baggage accident or airport cart accident to cause injury when equipment has not been correctly maintained, is incorrectly used, or not correctly assembled. For instance, an airport trolley that is damaged or faulty could malfunction when someone tries to use it and cause heavy baggage to fall on them or other people.
Similarly, a baggage carousel that is incorrectly positioned, not operated correctly by staff, or not loaded safely by passengers could result in heavy luggage falling from it and hitting or hurting other people.
While moving about the airport, it is possible for a passenger to have an accident while making use of equipment such as escalators, elevators or travellators. This can be caused by faulty equipment, such as a loose step on an escalator, faulty sensors on elevator doors, or even damage to a travellator which can cause clothing to become stuck, causing a fall. This type of accident at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote could result in a range of injuries of varying severity, and if it was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim.
There are two terminals at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote, and sometimes it may be necessary for Lanzarote Airport to use buses to carry people from one to the other or to transport passengers between terminals and planes. The apron and runway are often very busy, and a lapse in judgement from any drivers operating airport vehicles could result in a collision. This has the potential to injure those on board. If you have been in an accident at Lanzarote Airport during a transfer, then contact us today to see if you have a claim.
Personal injury claims in Spain have certain differences when compared to those in the UK. One important difference is the personal injury claims time limit, which in the UK is three years, with possible extensions. In Spain however, it is one year, with possible extensions . In Spain, it is also common practice to refer to what is known as the Baremo, which is similar to the Judicial College guidelines used here in the UK.
The Baremo was originally set up to help calculate compensation for injuries in Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) but in 2016 was reformed to include damages suffered in different personal injury claims as well.
The above information may be helpful if your claim is handled under Spanish law. As we mentioned above, it is possible for your case to be handled in different ways, depending on how your accident came about. This could include your case being handled under UK law, Spanish law or under the Montreal Convention. Contact us today for information on how a Spanish airport personal injury claim might work.
As outlined above, the varied nature of making a claim for an injury in a Spanish airport could mean that your claim may be handled under different laws. This does not mean that you will need a Spanish personal injury lawyer in order to make a claim. Whether your claim is handled under Spanish law, UK law or the Montreal Convention, contact us today to find out how we could help . You can also take a look at our handy guide here.
In this section, we have included a personal injury claims calculator based on the Judicial College guidelines, which you may find useful if your claim is handled under UK law. Injuries can vary greatly from case to case, and awards are calculated based on how severe the injury was, and how severely it impacted your life. It is not for us to speculate on possible amounts that may be awarded according to the Baremo. It is important to note that the amounts listed below may vary in comparison to amounts awarded under the Baremo.
|Injury||Severity||Comment on Severity||Amount|
|Brain Injury||Moderate||In this bracket injuries will include significant impairment to intellectual ability, personality changes, impairment of sight and other sense, as well as speech impairment. There will also be an increased risk of epilepsy and significant impact on employability.||£140,870 to £205,580|
|Head Injury||Minor||There will be little or no brain damage, and this bracket varies according to severity, how long symptoms take to face, and if there are any persisting headaches.||£2,070 to £11,980|
|Food Poisoning||Less Severe||In this bracket the symptoms will include fatigue, disruption of bowel functions, significant discomfort, and stomach cramps. IT may also be possible for the person to be hospitalised but make a full recovery within one to two years.||£3,710 to £8,950|
|Neck Injury||Severe||This bracket can vary depending on the prognosis of the injury, which treatments are required and how long symptoms take ot pass. They can include fractures, dislocations and soft tissue damage which result in chronic issues permanent disability.||£42,680 to £52,540|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||In this bracket, dislocation will lead to damage of the brachial plexus, resulting in pain in the shoulder, neck and elbow, as well as sensory issues in the forearm and hand. This bracket can also include fractured humerus leading up into the shoulder joint, as well as rotator cuff injuries that require surgery.||£11,980 to £18,020|
|Arm Injury||Less Severe||This bracket includes injuries to the arm that result in significant disability, but still have a good outlook for recovery.||£18,020 to £36,770|
|Wrist Injury||Very Minor||This includes soft tissue damage and non-displaced fractures that required immobilisation for several weeks but are expected to make a complete recovery in within one year.||£3,310 to £4,450|
|Back Injury||Severe||Injuries in this bracket include damage to discs, such as lesions, and fractures. This also includes cases where severe symptoms remain despite treatment, such as pain, discomfort and loss of mobility.||£36,390 to £65,440|
|Leg Injury||Moderate||This bracket generally includes complicated or multiple fractures, or crush injuries. This can also include fractures that fail to heal successfully, that may require surgery in the future.||£26,050 to £36,790|
|Foot Injury||Modest||This can include simple fractures, puncture wounds, and ligament damage that result in pain, limited mobility and as well as a permanent limp.||Up to £12,900|
The figures above are an indication of possible awards for certain injuries. If your injury or illness is not listed here, you can contact us today for free advice and more accurate estimates relating to your individual situation.
Just as no two accidents at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote may be the same, the effects an accident can have on a person’s life can vary from case to case. This is reflected in which damages can be claimed after an accident at Lanzarote Airport. For most cases, the claim will be based on general damages, which covers the pain and suffering caused by your injury or illness.
As well as this, a claim for an accident at Aeropuerto de César Manrique-Lanzarote may include special damages, which cover the financial hardship you experienced from your injury. This can include:
- Medical expenses, which include prescription costs, costs of treatment as well as mental health sessions with a counsellor.
- Loss of earnings because you missed work. In more severe cases you could claim for future loss of earnings.
- Travel costs you accrued while travelling to appointments, both medical and legal.
There are other possible damages you might be able to claim for, but as every claim is different, which ones apply to your case depends on the circumstances.
Accident Claims UK may be able to help you make a claim for an injury or illness developed after an accident in Lanzarote Airport that was not your fault. Our advisors are aware of exactly what information is needed, and so on your first consultation, they will not waste your time with irrelevant questions. No matter the circumstances of your injury, reach out to us today using our contact details below.
All of our claims are made under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is also known as a No Win No Fee agreement. If you choose to make a no win no fee personal injury claim, it essentially means that if your case is not won, then you will not be expected to cover the bill for your solicitor’s fees. If your case is successful, then the fees are deducted from the overall amount awarded.
If you are looking to connect with a personal injury solicitor from our panel, contact our advisors today for help. You can reach us on 0800 073 8801 or you can have us call you back at a time of your choosing by completing our online contact form.
The Montreal Convention – See this government page outlining the official implementation of the Montreal convention to the Carriage by Air Act.
Passenger Rights – See here for your rights as passenger on a flight, as well as further information on how things may change after Brexit.
Personal Injury Claims In Spain Guide – See our online guide to making a claim for injuries while in Spain.
Package Holiday In Spain Claim – See this online guide to making a claim for an injury of illness developed while on a package holiday in Spain.
Article by JY