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Homeward bound passenger fractures arm following departure gate slip


We are acting for a client who was injured on her return journey to the UK. She was travelling from Palma Airport and had passed through passport control. However, on her way to the departure gate, she slipped on some liquid that had been spilt on the floor.

She suffered a serious injury to her arm including a multiple fracture of the radial head. Pins and plates were inserted in an operation in Spain which have subsequently been removed by a surgeon in the UK. She is still suffering significant symptoms and has undergone a second operation. Unfortunately she is likely to have permanently impaired movement.

We are pursuing a claim under the Montreal Convention against the carrier, Easyjet. In our view strict liability should apply to this case, in accordance with the convention. We now await the defendant’s response on the question of liability.


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