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?

By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 20th September 2021. Welcome to this guide on Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims.

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.

Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims

Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims guide

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 on a no win no fee basis. 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 Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims. 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 that 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 that you must also take into consideration, such as whether your claim is applicable within the relevant personal injury claims time limit. To discuss Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims 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 that surface more regularly than others. How and where your accident happens 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 at 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 Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims.

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

Almost all airports will provide various forms of transport for passengers whether it’s transport from an airport hotel to the airport itself or whether is an airport shuttle bus from the terminal to and from the aeroplane. 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.

Liverpool John Lennon airport accident 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 that 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 carrying 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.

You can see further statistics on musculoskeletal disorders in 2019/20 across all industries below.

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Calculating Compensation For An Accident At An Airport – Updated September 2021

The figures listed below are based on Judicial College (JC) Guidelines 2019, 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 Amount Information
Severe Leg Injuries Most Severe (Short Of Amputation) £90,320 to £127,530 Despite not involving amputation, some injuries are so severe that they will be awarded damages at a similar level. This type of injury will include, for example, extensive degloving of the leg.
Very Serious £51,460 to £85,600 The individual will have serious problems with mobility and thus the need for crutches/mobility aids for the remainder of their life. Further from this, arthritis will develop in the joint to a degree in which surgical intervention is likely.
Serious £36,790 to £51,460 A fracture or injury to joints of a serious nature will result in instability, prolonged treatment and a lengthy period of non-weight-bearing. It is near certain that arthritis will ensue, along with extensive scarring, which will thus justify this bracket.
Knee Injuries Severe £65,440 to £90,290 A severe knee injury will disrupt the joint entirely. As a result, development of osteoarthritis, gross ligamentous damage and lengthy treatment, to name but a few, is inevitable.
Moderate £13,920 to £24,580 These types of injuries will involve dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus. The result of which will be minor instability, wasting, weakness or other mild future disability.
Ankle Injuries Very Severe £46,980 to £65,420 A very severe ankle injury will include cases of fractures, extensive soft-tissue damage or the like which will result in deformity and risk that any future injury will require mandatory amputation.
Severe £29,380 to £46,980 An injury of this sort will require extensive treatment over a length period. Despite plaster or insertion of pins, there is significant residual disability in the form of ankle instability.
Moderate £12,900 to £24,950 A moderate injury will likely give rise to less serious disabilities (i.e. difficulty in walking on uneven ground or standing for periods of time) in which the risk of future osteoarthritis is increased.
Modest Injuries Up to £12,900 These are significantly less serious than those previously mentioned. If recovery is incomplete, regardless of tendency for ankle to give way, then the level of compensation awarded will be determined by this.

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, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority 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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Could I make Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims for injuries involving air freight?

It is not only baggage that airport workers could handle. There are many instances where freight arrives at John Lennon airport, and this should be handled in accordance with manual handling guidelines. Whether you work for the airport itself, or one of the ground handling agents, you should be trained in how to handle loads safely. If your employer fails to train you into safe manual handling, and you suffer an injury due to this, you could make a claim for compensation. Similarly, if the warehouses that hold such freight are not kept safe and you suffer injury for incidents such as accidents involving forklift trucks, unsafe walkways, or other hazards, you could be eligible for compensation.

Could I make Liverpool John Lennon airport accident claims for the loss of a loved one?

Unfortunately, there are some instances where people do not survive airport accidents. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident or wrongful death incident at the airport, whether they were a passenger or an airport worker, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. We understand how traumatic it could be to lose a loved one in this manner. We take great care to handle such claims with the utmost sensitivity. Whilst we know there is no way any amount of compensation could compensate for the loss of your loved one, it could help you to move forward after such a traumatic time. It could also help to cover the costs of your loved one’s funeral, and could even provide financial compensation if you were dependent on your loved one for financial support. Please do not hesitate to call us in confidence if you would like to discuss such a claim. We would be happy to talk to you about any aspect of making such a claim and give you the guidance and support to move forward.

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.