A Guide To Liverpool John Lennon Airport Accident Claims – I Had An Accident In Liverpool John Lennon Airport England Can I Claim Compensation For Personal Injury?

Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims guide

Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims guide

If you have been involved in an accident at Liverpool John Lennon airport that wasn’t your fault, you could be feeling overwhelmed and anxious about what to do next. Not only that, but you may also be worrying about how the injury or illness will affect your finances too. If this is the case, you shouldn’t be made to feel isolated. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could provide you with free legal advice and offer support if you need it.

This online guide has been created to help victims of third-party negligence claim compensation for their suffering. Throughout this guide will be key advice on what necessary steps should be taken in order to strengthen your claim, what could potentially cause an accident at Liverpool John Lennon airport and how the assistance of a solicitor could aid you in securing a settlement amount. If you require further assistance or advice on what to do next, call our advisors on 0800 073 8801. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with consultants on hand to evaluate the circumstances of your claim under a free, no-obligation consultation.

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A Guide To Compensation Claims For Accidents At Liverpool John Lennon Airport

As one of the UK’s northern hubs, Liverpool is a vibrant maritime city famously known as the hometown of The Beatles. In 2018, Liverpool John Lennon airport saw 59,320 aircraft movements over the entire year, an increase of over 2,000 flights from the previous year. With such a high amount of aircraft movement taking place on a yearly basis, it is important to take care while travelling around the airport.

Whether you are travelling from Liverpool John Lennon airport to a holiday destination or visiting the city itself, your safety should be of priority to the airport while on site. As with all places that are considered public areas, where the public are allowed to be, health and safety must be the driving force, to ensure no member of the public is unnecessarily injured or avoidably made ill. There are different accidents which could take place in an airport, if health and safety alongside maintenance is allowed to slip below what would be expected. Regardless of whether your accident was a slip, trip or fall or a Liverpool John Lennon airport crash, you could potentially be entitled to compensation for any harmed you suffered unnecessarily.

In the sections to follow, we will touch upon the common types of accidents which could possibly occur in an airport setting and how these could be valid grounds for a compensation claim. However, it should be noted that as every case is unique you should not worry if your circumstances are not listed within this guide. If you are unsure about the validity of your potential claim, a quick chat with our advisors could help smooth out these concerns.

What Is A Liverpool John Lennon Airport Accident?

There are several different types of accidents which could potentially occur at Liverpool airport  if health and safety procedures are not implemented correctly at all times. Many of these could likely range in circumstances, from an allergic reaction in a restaurant to a to a fall from height when disembarking a flight.

If an accident does occur due to third party negligence there are some important steps which you may need to consider in order to support your claim. For example, if you suffered physically or psychologically (including allergic reactions, food poisoning, etc.) then you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will be useful to your personal injury solicitor at a later stage. In addition to this, it may also be wise to gather as much evidence of the accident itself as possible, in the form of photographs, accident report logs and witness contact details. This will help your legal representative distinguish whether the negligence of a third-party was the cause of your accident.

There are some extenuating factors which you must also take into consideration, such as whether your claim is applicable within the relevant personal injury claims time limit. To discuss this further with a legal expert, call one of our advisors today.

Health And Safety For Airport Staff And Passengers

From defective surfaces to falling debris, slippery surfaces to faulty machinery, these are examples how accidents could occur just about anywhere. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines various preventative methods in order to uphold reasonable safety standards, which seek to minimise the risk of hazards arising. These include:

  • Regular housekeeping
  • Routine inspections
  • Risk assessments
  • Correct equipment (e.g. PPE)
  • Training

These measures are intended to keep both staff and members of the public safe at all times. Without such preventative strategies, the risk of injury may increase significantly.

Common Ways Accidents Could Happen In An Airport

Among the different accidents which could potentially happen in an airport, there are some particularly common types which surface more regularly than others. How and where your accident happen may determine which legislation is used you conduct your claim. For example, if you were injured in-flight or your property is damaged or lost, then your claim could be handled under the Montreal Convention 1999. Whereas if you experience a slip trip and fall within the airport if negligence can be proven that claim would be made under the law of the country.

I Tripped Or Slipped In The Airport, Could I Claim?

A slip, trip or fall could result from several different factors, such as a spillage, leak or defective surface. It doesn’t matter how your accident occurred, the main cause for concern is whether negligence played a part in the matter. As with any public space, the airport operator has a direct obligation to uphold reasonably expected standards at all times.

If a slip trip or fall occurs and a passenger is injured a personal injury claim will only be possible if liability can be proven that a third party who owed a duty of care was responsible for the accident and subsequently the injury caused.

I Had A Baggage Accident, Could I Claim?

When flights arrive into airport terminals, many passengers will likely be waiting to collect their luggage from the baggage carousel. Often there are large numbers of people in one space, creating a very busy and hectic environment for those in the vicinity. Failure to regulate this area could be disastrous for those involved, especially if the carousel itself is not properly serviced. For example, if the emergency stop button fails to operate correctly, it could cause a person to suffer an injury.

I Had An Accident On An Airport Escalator Or Lift, Could I Claim?

You should always take extra care while travelling around an airport, whether you are using the stairs, escalators, lifts or travelators. All of these types of equipment can be used by multiple people at once. Without regular maintenance, there is a chance for such pieces of machinery to malfunction or become disrepaired and heighten the risk of an accident. If you have suffered an accident at Liverpool John Lennon airport due to a faulty lift or escalator that should have been in a good state of repair then call our advisors today to see if you are eligible to make a claim.

I Was Injured In A Shuttle Bus Accident, Could I Claim?

Almost all airports will provide various forms of transport for passengers whether its transport from an airport hotel to the airport itself or whether is an airport shuttle bus from the terminal to and from the airplane. In some cases, airport vehicles are used to transport luggage, stairs and other such equipment across the tarmac at any given time. Training is vital so that those who are operating transportation are well aware of any potential hazards and can always act quickly and sufficiently enough to prevent those using the transport from being injured.

Claims could potentially be made if either a passenger or driver of such transportation is injured due to third party negligence.

Accidents When Shopping And Eating At Liverpool Airport

An establishment which distributes food must uphold reasonable hygiene standards at all times to comply with food safety regulations. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) states allergens must be highlighted in various foods to prevent the risk of allergic reactions. This can be done by emphasising the allergens to make them easily distinguishable among other ingredients. According to the FSA, there are 14 substances which could be high allergen risks to members of the public. These are:

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Lactose (E.g. milk products)
  • Gluten (E.g. Wheat, rye, cereals, oats, etc.)
  • Peanuts
  • Mustard
  • Celery
  • Soybeans
  • Sesame
  • Molluscs (E.g. Oysters, squid, mussels, whelks, snails, etc.)
  • Lupin
  • Sulphur
  • Crustaceans (E.g. Crayfish, crabs, prawns, lobster, etc.)
  • Nuts (E.g. Almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, etc.)

If you suffered an allergic reaction while at Liverpool John Lennon Airport if it was due to the fact that the food was not correctly labelled with the correct allergen information, you could make a claim for compensation. This could also be the case for circumstances of food poisoning. Call us today to speak to an expert advisor.

Airport Worker’s Accident Claims

Whether you work as a baggage handler, security or in a food establishment at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, you are owed a duty of care by your employer. This is to ensure you are kept safe at all times wherever possible while carry out work roles. This could be through regular maintenance or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you are not trained to complete your daily tasks correctly, such as lifting luggage or operating machinery, you could be in danger of suffering an accident. Furthermore, if you are subsequently injured because of this, you may benefit from the advice of a personal injury solicitor.

Baggage Handler Work Accident Claims

As an employee of an airport, you are required to undergo formal training in order to perform daily tasks correctly. This is especially important for those handling heavy luggage on a regular basis. Your employer owes you a duty of care to ensure that you are trained in the right techniques when lifting heavy items to avoid injury.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines where lies the potential risks for baggage handlers;

  • While pushing/pulling equipment, especially heavy equipment.
  • Stacking/handling baggage inside an aircraft space.
  • Handling heavy baggage below the knee or above shoulder height improperly.
  • Extending heavy items beyond the lower back region.
  • No managerial/supervisor body present during the activity

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) further highlights 594 major injuries among workers in the five-year span between 2009/10 to 2013/14, with a further 2 fatalities among workers occurring in this period too.

Calculating Compensation For An Accident At An Airport

The figures listed below are based on Judicial College (JC) Guidelines, which are used to give an idea of what monetary value could be awarded for various injuries regardless of where they happened in regards to establishment or their actual cause. JC guidelines are only used in England and Wales. However, these amounts may change and it is worth remembering that your final monetary amount could be subject to change.

Injury Severity AmountComments on severity
Brain InjuryModerately Severe Brain Damage£205,580 to £264,650In this bracket injuries will leave the person very disabled. There will be substantial dependence on others and a need for constant professional and other care. Disabilities may be physical, for example, limb paralysis, or cognitive, with marked impairment of intellect and personality.
Neck Injury Moderate £12,900 to £23,460This can include soft tissue injuries or damage to discs which leads to loss of mobility, permanent pain and stiffness, wrenching-type injury and disc lesion of the more severe type resulting in cervical spondylosis, serious limitation of movement. It can also include pre-existing conditions that have been made worse the injury.
Shoulder Injury Serious£11,980 to £18,020This bracket generally includes rotator cuff injuries that fail to heal after surgery. It also includes dislocations that lead to damage to the brachial plexus, which results in symptoms like pain in the shoulder, neck and elbow, as well as sensory issues in the arm and hand.
Arm injury Severe £90,250 to £122,860In this bracket, there will be injuries that are severe enough to leave the person no better off than if they had lost the entire arm. These injuries will commonly result in the complete loss of use in the arm.
Wrist Injury Very Minor £3,310 to £4,450Injuries here will be simple fractures that are non-displaced or only partially displaced, as well as soft tissue damage which results in the need for immobilisation through a cast or bandage, with a full recovery expected in 12 months.
Back Injury Severe£36,390 to £65,440This bracket covers injuries with fractures to the discs or vertebrae that make up the spine, as well as soft tissue damage which leads to pain, discomfort, impairment to agility, sexual function, as well as depression, alcohol abuse, and damage to employment prospects.
Hip or Pelvis Injury Severe£36,770 to £49,270This bracket commonly covers injuries that require a hip replacement. It can also cover injuries where a hip replacement has taken place but was not successful and is at risk of needing future corrective treatment.
Leg Injury Moderate £26,050 to £36,790Injuries here include those of multiple fractures and crushing injuries to one leg. This award leaves room for variation, and can vary according to severity, how long symptoms take to recover, as well as the risk of needing future surgery after degenerative changes take place.
Knee Injury Severe £24,580 to £40,770This includes damage to the knee which leads to some disability with symptoms like pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and deformity within the joint, with an increased risk of degenerative changes and future need of surgical intervention.
Food PoisoningModerate £3,710 to £8,950A complete recovery will be made between one and two years. Hospitalisation may have occurred due to significant discomfort a long with pain and alteration to bowel function.
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderModerately Severe£21,730 to £56,180The symptoms will cause significant disability for the future and professional help will be needed.

Other Types Of Damages And Compensation You Could Claim

How much you will be entitled to is dependent on two different categories. These are known as General Damages and Special Damages. As every case is unique, a variety of factors will be taken into consideration under these categories. Below you can find explanations of what each category entails:

General Damages: This category will seek to assess an injury or illness suffered as a result of your accident. To provide sufficient evidence of your prognosis, a medical assessment may be conducted to examine the extent of your suffering.

Special Damages:  You could be faced with a number of different unexpected costs, such as medical bills and travel expenses. These expenses may be considered Special Damages, along with any lost earnings and potential future lost earnings too.

No Win No Fee Claims Against Liverpool John Lennon Airport

We handle the majority of our cases under what is known as a No Win No Fee agreement. Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (or ‘CFA’), this is an arrangement set out between yourself and your personal injury lawyer which outlines how legal fees will be settled.

A No Win No Fee agreement simply states that your solicitor’s legal fees will be settled with a percentage of the final settlement amount; formally known as a ‘success fee’. This is legally capped at 25%. If, however, you find that your claim has resulted in no compensation, then you may not be held accountable for your solicitor’s fees. This is one of the many benefits of a CFA, as it may significantly reduce the financial risk of conducting a personal injury claim. What’s more, there are no upfront fees or hidden costs.

Why Choose Our Travel Or Workplace Accident Claims Teams?

It doesn’t matter what type of accident at Liverpool John Lennon Airport you were involved in, if there is sufficient evidence to suggest the accident was caused by third-party negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for any suffering. With up to thirty years’ experience and a wealth of knowledge in personal injury claims, our solicitors could help secure a settlement amount on your behalf.

We could connect you with a legal expert from our panel of solicitors who would be more than happy to help you. Even if we are not based in your local area, we could provide you with support and guidance through your claim; which means you won’t have to restrict yourself to local solicitors. In many cases, a claim for compensation could be handled by telephone or email.

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Essential References

Civil Aviation Authority – Your Rights
Are you entitled to compensation? Find out how you could claim and how to deal with flight disruption in this guide by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Civil Aviation Authority – Airport Safety
How could both passengers and employees stay safe while at an airport?

HSE – Air Transport Advice
Recommendations by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on how to stay safe while using air transport.

Whiplash Injuries
If you have suffered a whiplash injury from an accident, you could be entitled to compensation.

Bus/Coach Accident Claims
Our detailed guide on how to secure compensation for suffering after a bus/coach accident.

Broken Chair Claims
Even if you suffer an injury from a broken chair, there could still be a chance to secure compensation.

Article by HH

Edited by PM.