|Quoting PHX787 (Thread starter):|
Here's the question: who pays who here? Is the pax going to have to foot the f/a's medical bill? Is WN going to cover it?
Workman's compensation. WN
is required by law to carry that on their employees.
|Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 1):|
Well as it was an injury at work I imagine that WN (or their insurer) would cover the medical expenses, although I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to recover the costs from the passenger.
Unlikely. Certainly it would not be WN
, it may be their insurer. However, there is no clear evidence of any negligence that I have seen.
One definition of negligence (for legal purposes - dictionary.com).
the failure to exercise that degree of care that, in the circumstances, the law requires for the protection of other persons or those interests of other persons that may be injuriously affected by the want of such care.
Note the words "the law requires". There would need to be a law that the passenger violated. Such as purposely tripping the person - in which case it is assault.
There are probably mitigating circumstances to consider as well.
Was the area under the seat in front occupied by luggage. Remember, the airlines often say 'the area under the seat in front of you is your primary storage and should be used" or something like that.
The passenger may have had some medical condition that required him/her to stretch the leg from time to time.
The passenger may have been bent over reaching for something and not have seen the FA
I don't know if any of these things are true - but before you can determine negligence, you first must have a legal standard your actions met.
They would only be negligent if they saw the FA
coming, waited to the last second and stuck their foot out to trip them.
See my previous paragraph - there has been no evidence here that the passenger was negligent - nor the airline.
I'm 6'0 and sometimes I have to stretch my knees out. I know people taller than me who have shorter thighs and a freind who is my same height who has longer ones - I've sat beside him on the plane and we've noticed how I have an inch to spare to my knees, and he does not.
|Quoting kl911 (Reply 21):|
That would offend me big time. People have to stay out of my already tiny living space. I always kick the seat back pretty hard so they get the message.
This is one of the biggest problems of society today - people are 'offended' by everything.