Getting to my seat on a delta flight and slid along the edge of the seat to get from aisle to window seat. Something sharp sliced my calf in a few places. Does not require stitches but bled on my shorts and extremely uncomfortable. Notified airline customer service waiting to hear back
If you notified customer service by phone, you will not have a record. Notify them by email and safe it or by certified mail and keep a copy of the letter. They may give give you a partial refund. If you get a real bad infection you could consult with a personal injury attorney. At this point your injury does not sound like one worthwhile to pursue in court.
My response above is only general, legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice." It is my own analysis based on the limited brief summary you presented. Other attorneys may have a different analysis and opinion especially if more facts are considered. I am not your attorney until retained by a written retainer agreement signed by both of us. I am only licensed in the State of New Jersey.
Document injury and take pictures to see if airline will provide freebies if injury looks bad enough.
You should put it in writing, with proof of travel and proof of injury (photographs). You should demand they contact you to discuss settlement.
You should definitely put your request in writing. Just in case your injury gets worse, i.e., an infection. Did you rip your clothing? You should know what caused the tear/injury. Make sure if you agree to any compensation, and sign a release, that prior to signing any such release, your injury has healed and there is no chance of any further problem.
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