Dublin Airport Injury Claim *
Airport injury claims * can happen at any stage in Dublin Airport. This may be from the moment you park your car in the Dublin Airport carpark facilities, to walking through the terminal, having a bite to eat or boarding the plane itself. Depending on the nature of your injury and the how the accident occurred, the person responsible for the accident happening may vary. In order to make a claim *, you must prove that your injury was caused due to the negligence of Dublin Airport, the maintenance workers, the retailer or the airline company you are flying with.
Dublin Airport has a duty of care to ensure that all customers and staff are provided with a safe environment whether they are working in the airport or boarding a flight. They have a responsibility to carry out regular risk assessments and eliminate any potential hazards. They must have sufficient health and safety regulations in place in order to prevent accidents and injuries.
Most common reasons for accidents in Dublin Airport *
Slip, Trip and Fall *
Slip, trips and falls * are one of the most common causes of personal injuries * sustained in an airport. These accidents are completely avoidable where the correct safety measures are in place. Dublin Airport may be found liable if it is shown that they were negligent in ensuring a safe environment for their employees or occupants.
Slip: Spills, weather hazards, oily surfaces, surfaces or flooring that is loose or has inadequate traction are common factors that influence an injury claim for slipping in an airport *.
Trips: Inadequate lighting, obstructions, uneven flooring, broken handrails on stairwells, loose/exposed wiring and other materials can all be factors that influence a person tripping in Dublin Airport, thus resulting in personal injury being sustained *.
Other Common Accidents Which can Occur in an Airport *
- Tripping over mats *
- Back injuries as a result of poor manual handling *
- Slip, trip or fall accidents in the car park *
- Food poisoning from unsafe or out of date food *
- Lift and escalator accidents *
- Heavy/rough landing *
These accidents can cause various injuries to both customers and staff. These injuries can include:
- Head and brain injuries *
- Back and spinal cord injuries *
- Cuts and lacerations
- Fractures, broken bones and sprains
Causes of Accidents in an Airport
- Wet floor accidents where there is no wet floor warning sign *
- Improperly positioned mats
- Faulty luggage trollies
- Uneven surfaces
- Defective doors
- Faulty escalators and lifts
- Faulty products
- Staff negligence
- Faulty equipment and machinery
- Poor manual handling training
Making a Claim
If you have been injured in Dublin Airport and it was not your fault, then you may be entitled to pursue legal action *. Once you have checked your health and well-being, there are particular steps that you should follow when making a claim:
1. Report the Accident
It is very important that you report the accident to Dublin Airport. Once reported, you should ensure that the incident is recorded on their side. Check that they take the details of the accident and how it happened. It is advisable to request a copy of any incident reports you complete. This incident report should be signed by the person injured to prove they reported the accident. This is important for when you make your claim *. Make sure that you record the time, date and any other additional information at the time of the accident.
2. Document the Accident
It is important to you keep a very detailed record of the accident. This will help you recall the incident when you speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor. When documenting an accident you should:
- Request details and contact information of any persons that may have witnessed the accident.
- Take pictures of the accident scene in addition to any prevailing factors that caused the accident. It is also important to take pictures of any physically visible injuries.
- Keep any receipts for any additional expenses that arose from the accident.
- Request copies of any medical records/examinations that a doctor may have carried out. This will be the record of the extent of your injuries. If you tend to your injuries yourself without any medical attention, then you will find yourself with a lack of evidence to prove that you sustained a personal injury.
- Clarify whether CCTV footage of your accident exists.
3. Contact Tracey Solicitors
It is advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor *. This will ensure that you make the right decision at the right time. A personal injury claim * will first have to be put through the Injuries Board; this is something that is best done with the help of a solicitor.
It is important to note that there are some factors that will prohibit you from making a claim. A person cannot make an injury claim against Dublin Airport * in cases where:
- Somebody injured themselves while trespassing on a property at the time of the accident.
- A person ignored any health and safety measurements in place. For example, if there was an obstacle blocking a faulty lift, and a person proceeded to use the lift and injured themselves.
- A person who behaved recklessly and was the cause of the accident.
- The condition that caused the accident was not there for a long enough period of time for the property owner or employees on the property to notice and rectify the issue.
If you are to proceed with an airport injury claim *, you may be entitled to compensation. The public liability compensation you claim is called damages. Here are the different types of damages:
- General Damages: Non-financial damages such as pain and suffering and/or physical and emotional injuries following an accident in Dublin Airport.
- Special Damages: Out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident. For example, loss of earnings (if you were out of work), medical bills, and added travel costs as a result of the accident, for example, travel to and from the hospital.
- Material Damages: Material damage refers to damage caused to your personal property.
Statute of Limitations – Legal Time Frames
It is important to remember that there is a certain timeframe in place within which you can make a claim. The time frame in which you have to make a claim is called the statute of limitations and is usually 2 years from the date of the accident or date of knowledge of the injuries sustained from the accident. It is important to discuss this with your solicitor to establish exact timeframes for cases.
If you have sustained an injury in Dublin Airport *, our team of local personal injury solicitors * in Dublin are available to answer any queries you may have. For a confidential discussion, please call Tracey Solicitors on 01 649 9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about your case.
With 30 years’ experience as specialist personal injury solicitors *, Tracey Solicitors ensure not to overwhelm you with legal jargon. We can provide you with legal advice and guidance with your best interest at heart, in a language that you can understand.