Air Accident Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Air Accident Claims
The airline industry is scrutinised more than most for its health and safety standards. Despite this, it is still possible for accidents to happen, and injuries to happen to passengers or crew because of another person’s error.
It doesn’t matter how much you paid for your ticket, or if you booked individually or went through a travel agent, if you are hurt in an air accident that was not your fault, The Compensation Experts are here to help.
What is an Air Accident Claim?
Some examples of air accident claims include:
- Slipping or tripping on steps leading into the plane. A fall may be due to bad weather, poor lighting, or because the stairs and ramp are unsuitable for that particular passenger to use and no alternative arrangement has been made.
- Tripping or slipping in the aircraft, possibly due to an uncleared spillage, or because someone left overflowing luggage in the walkway.
- Baggage falling out of one of the overhead compartments and hitting you. Either because it was not fastened correctly or because the latch was faulty.
- Burns from hot food or drinks.
- Falling or injuries during unexpected turbulence.
Airline staff who sustain injuries at work can also make compensation claims, as their employer has a duty to ensure they take all reasonable steps to keep their working environment safe.
While you can claim compensation for an airline injury regardless, the law is slightly different for domestic and international journeys. Injuries on flights within the UK – for example, from Bristol to Edinburgh – fall under British Law. Those who have accidents on a package trip abroad are covered by The Package Tour Regulations Act of 1992. While the Montreal Convention of International Carriage by Air 1999 protects travellers who booked their ticket directly.
Compensation Claims for Airline Accidents
A specialist personal injury solicitor is best to handle airline compensation claims like those we collaborate with at The Compensation Experts. Unlike other types of personal injury claims, it is not necessary to prove the airline was negligent, only that you sustained your injury while you were on board the aeroplane, or while embarking or disembarking. Claims for sustaining injuries in the airport are the same as a personal injury claim in a public space.
The statutory limit for bringing a compensation claim against an airline is two years from the date of the accident. You can do this in either the flight’s country of departure or destination.
Start today by calling us for a free, no-obligation discussion. Our advisors have the knowledge to help determine whether you have a potential claim based on the available information. If so, and if you choose to go ahead, we will match you with a personal injury solicitor who will represent and support you until your claim is resolved.
We offer our clients a No Win No Fee* agreement. This therefore removes the need to pay legal fees in before receiving compensation, or at all if your claim is unsuccessful.
Contact The Compensation Experts today and find out how we can help you. Either call us directly or fill in the online form and let us know when you want us to call you back.
*conditions may apply
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more