London Southend Airport Accident Claims Guide – I Had An Accident In London Southend Airport England Can I Claim Compensation For Personal Injury?

How To Make A Claim For An Accident At London Southend Airport

London Southend airport accident claims guide

London Southend airport accident claims guide

Have you been injured in an accident at London Southend airport that was not your fault? Could someone else be held liable? What compensation could you be entitled to if you were able to make a compensation claim for this type of accident? These questions and more are answered in the sections of this guide. We explain what could lead to an accident at Southend airport, as well as explaining who could be liable in certain situations. We also provide information on how to go about making a claim for compensation with a No Win No Fee solicitor.

At Accident Claims UK, we are here to help claimants when it comes to advice and support needed when making a compensation claim. If you have any questions about making a claim, or would like some advice that is tailored to your own situation, you can reach our team on 0800 073 8801.

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A Guide To Claiming For An Accident London Southend Airport

Whether you are travelling to or out of London Southend Airport, whether on business or pleasure, you would expect to go through the airport and on to your destination without too much trouble. If, however, you are injured at London Southend airport, it could have an effect not only on your journey, your holiday and your airport experience, but certain injuries could have an effect on your ability to work, ability to travel and even to enjoy a normal life. For this reason, we believe anyone who is injured as a result of an accident that was not their fault should be able to get free advice and support on making a claim. In the sections below, we provide advice and information on making a claim for compensation if you were injured in an accident at London Southend airport, including advice on finding a lawyer, and how much compensation you could be entitled to. We also provide more information regarding the services we provide and how we could help you start a claim without paying legal fees before your claim is settled.

What Is An Accident Or Incident At London Southend Airport?

An accident at London Southend Airport could happen in a number of ways. The difference between an incident that could entitle you to compensation and one that does not, would involve proving that someone else could be held liable for your injuries. For example, if you were to be injured on a baggage carousel because you sat on it and it started to move, then it could be considered your own fault because you were not supposed to sit on the carousel.

If, however, you were injured because the carousel was not loaded correctly, which resulted in luggage falling on you, and you were injured, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Airport compensation claims can be complex, with a number of parties who could be liable for different accidents. There may be a wide range of legislation that could come into play as well, which may affect the personal injury claims time limit that applies to your claim. For example, if you are injured disembarking or boarding an aircraft for an international flight, you may be able to claim compensation under the Montreal Convention, which has a 2-year time limit associated with this type of claim.

However, if you are injured at the airport on a package holiday, you may be able to claim under the Package Travel Regulations, which would typically give you 3 years to file a personal injury claim, although there may be some exceptions. Other claims may be made under personal injury laws in the UK with the statutory time limit being 3 years but again, there may be exceptions.

If you are concerned about the complexities of claiming for an accident at London Southend airport, you should contact our team of solicitors who would provide essential advice on how to pursue claim for compensation.

London Southend Airport Aviation Safety

There are several airports in London and Southend is just one of them. Like most UK airports, it has a good reputation when it comes to air transport safety. In fact, the last incident report on the Aviation Safety Network website was back in 2001, when a standing aircraft was struck by a stray firework and it burnt out. There was no one aboard at the time and no one was injured. In fact, according to the government, in 2018, there were only 52 casualties caused by aviation accidents in UK airspace.

However, if you were to suffer an aviation accident at London Southend airport, and someone else was at fault, then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

Accidents And Incidents Which Could Happen At An Airport

There are a number of different risks that must managed in an airport, and while your first thoughts regarding potential accident risks may turn to a Southend airport plane crash, this could be considered an unlikely event. More common accidents and incidents that could lead to you falling ill or being injured at Southend airport could include the following:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Food poisoning from airport restaurants
  • Baggage accidents
  • Elevator, travelator or escalator accidents
  • Airport transport accidents
  • Car park accidents
  • Shop or restaurants accidents
  • And more…

Whether your accident at London Southend airport is listed above or not, if you feel someone else was at fault, we could offer free advice on whether you could make a claim for your injuries.

Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents In Airports

If you suffered injuries in a slip, trip or fall accident at London Southend airport, you may assume you would not be able to make a claim, because this type of incident could be considered as a simple accident. However, this may not be the case. You could consider making a claim for injuries sustained as a result of a slip, trip and fall accident if it could have been prevented if reasonable care had been taken in regards to health and safety. Examples could include:

  • Slips on spillages that should have been cleared up or signposted
  • Trips on broken flooring
  • Falls in poorly lit stairwells
  • And more…

If you feel that your fall, slip or trip could have been avoided, then you might wish to call our team. We would be able to clarify whether you could be eligible to claim compensation for this type of Southend airport accident.

Suitcase And Luggage Related Accidents

If you have been injured at Southend airport due to an accident that involved luggage, your claim may fall into one of the below categories:

Baggage Carousel Accidents

If a baggage handler had not taken care when loading the carousel, and luggage falls onto you, or if the carousel failed in some way, causing you an injury, then you may have cause to make a compensation claim.

Baggage Trolley Accidents

If you were injured because of a faulty trolley, or because someone ran a trolley over your foot, you may also be able to claim compensation.

Luggage Trip Hazards

You may be able to claim compensation if unattended luggage posed a trip hazard and you were injured at Southend airport as a result of this.

Whatever kind of luggage accident at Southend airport you were injured in, we could help ascertain whether you could be eligible to make a claim.

Passenger Lift And Escalator Accidents

There are many different ways of getting around an airport, from travelators to elevators and escalators to name but two. These should be kept in good working order to avoid accidents. Airport owners/operators have a responsibility to ensure that passengers and staff are able to move around the airport safely, and checking, maintaining, replacing and repairing these methods of transport in the terminal buildings. forms part of this responsibility.

If one of these methods of transport around the airport is not working, it should be clearly marked as out of order and cordoned off where appropriate until such time as it is fixed. If this does not happen, and an accident at London Southend Airport causes injuries to those using the terminal, then this could lead to the airport owner/operator being held liable for such injuries.

Airport Shuttle Bus Or Train Accidents

Unfortunately, the terminal is not the only place you could suffer an accident at London Southend airport. You may have been injured on a London Southend airport bus shuttle, or in a London Southend airport train crash. You may have even been injured in a London Southend airport parking area as a pedestrian, or while you were within the terminal if you were hit by one of the electric vehicles that traverse the airport.

If someone else could be held liable for the accident in which you were injured, you may be able to claim compensation, but the liable party might not be the airport in these instances.

If, for example, you were shunted from behind on approach to the airport in a car you were driving, you may be making a claim against the other driver. However, if you were hit by an in-airport vehicle driven by airport staff, then the airport might have been at fault. For example, if the driver had not received proper training to operate the vehicle, or if the vehicle had not been maintained and its failure had contributed to your accident.

If you are confused as to who might be held liable for an accident at Southend airport, we can help you. Just give our friendly team a call and we’ll help to clarify your position.

Accidents In Restaurants Or Shops At London Southend Airport

There are plenty of shops at London Southend airport, as well as hotels and restaurants. These include:

  • Costa Coffee
  • WHSmith
  • Giraffe
  • World Duty-Free
  • And more…

If you are injured at the airport in a restaurant or shop because proper care has not been taken to protect you from foreseeable risks, then you may be able to claim for compensation.

Shop And Restaurant Accidents

There are a variety of ways in which you could fall ill or become injured at Southend airport in the shops and restaurants. You could have been:

  • Injured by a broken chair
  • Injured by badly stacked merchandise falling onto you
  • Injured by having hot food/drink spilled on you
  • Injured because of broken shelving
  • Injured in a slip, a trip or a fall because of a hazard that was not cleared up or signposted
  • Made ill because food preparation, storage or heating was not done properly
  • Made ill because you were served food you were allergic to, despite notifying staff of your allergies
  • And more…

If you suffered an accident at London Southend airport in a shop, restaurant or one of the hotels at London Southend airport, and someone else could be held liable, we could help you begin a claim for compensation.

Airport Employee Accident At Work Claims

All employees have the right to work in an environment that is safe, and the right to be able to carry out their work safely. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees which is to ensure this is the case. There are many different working environments in London Southend airport which includes restaurants, shops, the terminal, the car park, and other London Southend airport facilities. Each workplace should be assessed regarding the risks to employees and steps should be taken to reduce the risks of employees suffering injury or illness.

If an employee suffers an injury because their employer was negligent towards their health and safety, then they could be held liable for the injuries sustained by an employee in a workplace accident, or even a long-term condition caused by their work. Making a claim against an employer should not lead to any detrimental effect on how you are treated at work. By law, your employer isn’t allowed to treat you differently because of a claim you are making or have made against them. We’d be happy to talk to you about making a workplace injury claims for an accident at London Southend Airport if you require any reassurance on this.

Baggage Handler Accidents Working At An Airport

If you are injured in an accident at London Southend airport as a baggage handler, you may be able to claim against your employer if it could be proved that they did not act responsibly in protecting your health and safety. All employers, whether handling agents or the airport owner/operator themselves, have a legal duty to provide a safe working environment for their employees, and have a responsibility to ensure that workers can carry out their jobs safely. Steps that baggage handling agents could take to ensure that employees are protected could include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing general health and safety training
  • Providing manual handling training
  • Providing personal protective equipment where required
  • Use mechanical handling/loading equipment where appropriate
  • Providing training on mechanical handling/loading equipment
  • Checking, maintaining, repairing or replacing machinery when appropriate
  • Rotating work between employees to help avoid repetitive strain

If your employer failed to take care of your health and safety while you were working at the airport and you were injured in a baggage handler accident at London Southend airport, you may be eligible for compensation.

Calculating Accident Claims Against London Southend Airport

If you are considering using a personal injury claims calculator to see how much compensation you may be able to get for your accident at London Southend airport, then why not take a look at the table below first? The table below provides guideline payout amounts to give you an idea of how much compensation certain injuries could attract. These figures are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines and they offer a rough estimate of how much certain injuries could be worth, along with descriptions of the levels of injury that could be sustained.

InjuryNotesClaims Bracket
Serious Foot InjuryInjuries leading to the risk or development of arthritis, requiring a prolonged course of treatment and possible fusion surgery£23,460 to £36,790
Moderate foot injuryFractures to the metatarsal/s that are displaced, which cause deformity as well as other continuing symptoms. Future surgery and the risk of osteoarthritis may be present.£12,900 to £23,460
Moderate leg injuriesSevere crush injuries or complex/multiple fractures to one leg. Assesment would take into account the level of treatment, the impact on the claimant’s ability to work, whether there was instability in the knee and more.£26,050 to £36,790
Femur fracturesSimple – with no articular surface damage£8,550 to £13,210
Moderate knee injuriesCartilage or meniscus tears or dislocation. These could lead to instability (minor), weakness or wasting.£13,920 to £24,580
Less severe arm injuriesAlthough there would have been a significant level of disability to begin with, significant recovery will already have taken place or would be expected£18,020 to £36,770
Forearm fractureSimple£6,190 to £18,020
Colles fracture of the wristUncomplicatedAround £6,970

If your injury isn’t mentioned here, you might wish to call the team here at Accident Claims UK. We could discuss potential guideline amounts for other injuries with you over the phone.

Airport Accident, Injury And Illness Special Damages Claims

Not only could your accident at London Southend Airport lead to you claiming compensation for the injuries you sustained and the pain and suffering you experienced, but you could also claim compensation for the financial losses due to a Southend airport accident. These could include:

  • Care costs – perhaps you had trouble washing or dressing yourself and someone had to come to your home and care for you, or perhaps you had to put your children into childcare while you were recovering from your injuries because you could not look after them? If so, care costs could form part of your compensation claim
  • Medical and travel expenses – whether you had to pay for transport to work because you were unable to walk/drive there because of your injuries, or you had to pay prescription costs, transport to hospital appointments or physiotherapy costs, medical and travel costs could also form part of your claim
  • Loss of earnings (projected and actual) – if you were unable to work or were expected to be unable to work in the future because of future surgery that you would need to have on your injuries, you may be able to claim for any wage loss as a result of your injuries

Keeping proof of costs such as receipts, payslips and bank statements would make it easier to include them in a personal injury claim.

No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents At London Southend Airport

If you were injured at Southend airport in an accident that was not your fault, and you feel someone else could be held liable for your injuries, then you might consider using the services of a personal injury solicitor to help make your claim less stressful.  Not only could a lawyer help build a case for compensation for your accident at London Southend airport that the liable party could find hard to dispute, but they may also be able to advise you on whether a potential settlement could be appropriate for your injuries, or whether you could fight for a higher settlement.

However, you may be under the assumption that you would have to pay fees upfront to secure the services of a personal injury lawyer. This would not be the case if you were making a No Win No Fee claim. You would begin your Southend airport accident claim by signing a Conditional Fee Agreement that promises to pay a percentage of your settlement to the solicitor as a success fee once your claim had been successfully paid out. The fee would only be paid if your lawyer successfully ‘wins’ you a settlement. Should your lawyer couldn’t get you any compensation, even though your claim was a valid one, then the success fee would not be payable.

If you would like to make a claim in this way, all of the solicitors at Accident Claims UK could represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. If you would like us to provide you with a lawyer, then do not hesitate to get in touch with our team so we could offer you the assistance you are looking for.

Why Choose Accident Claims UK For Your Claim?

While we are aware there could be plenty of choice of solicitors when it comes to making a personal injury claim for a Southend airport accident, we feel you would be in safe hands when you choose our service. All of the advice we offer to potential claimants, comes with no charge, and absolutely no obligation to utilise our services.

We could not only provide a free-of-charge assessment of your eligibility to make a personal injury claim for your airport accident, but we could also provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer from our panel who could take your case on and fight for the compensation your accident deserves. With plenty of experience in helping claimants begin their personal injury claims, we’ll offer you appropriate guidance and support, no matter how you’ve been injured at Southend airport.

Start Your Claim

It’s very easy to get in touch with the team at Accident Claims UK. We can be reached via phone on 0800 073 8801, or via our email address, which is office@accidentclaims.co.uk. However, if you would prefer, you could also reach us through our live chat service, or by filling in our contact form. Whatever the reason you want to get in touch, you’ll find us knowledgeable, professional and capable of helping with even the most complex of cases. Why not get in touch today to discuss your accident at London Southend airport?

Essential References

Passenger Rights – CAA – Here is some information on resolving travel issues from the CAA.

HSE- Air Transport Safety – The HSE have produced information pertaining to air transport safety. This may be of interest to you.

Airport Safety – CAA – The CAA have produced this guidance on airport safety.

Gatwick Airport Claims – if it was Gatwick you were injured at, this guide may be of interest to you.

General Information On Airport Accident Claims – Our general guide may be of interest to you if you’re considering making a claim for an accident at an airport.

Slip And Fall Claims – You can find more information on these types of accident within this guide.

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