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 passengers or crew be injured as the result 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 have been 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 a spillage which was not cleared quickly, or because luggage was allowed to overflow into the walkway.
- Being hurt by baggage falling out of one of the overhead compartments, either because it was not correctly fastened or because the latch was faulty.
- Being burned from hot food or drinks.
- Contracting food poisoning.
- Falling or being injured during unexpected turbulence.
Airline staff can also make compensation claims if they are injured at work, 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 does alter slightly for domestic and international journeys. Injuries on flights within the UK – for example, from Bristol to Edinburgh – fall under British Law. Those harmed 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
Airline compensation awards are best handled by a specialist personal injury solicitor, like those we collaborate with at The Compensation Experts. Unlike other types of personal injury claims, it is not necessary with an airline injury claim to prove the airline was negligent, only that you were harmed while you were on board the aeroplane, or while embarking or disembarking. Claims for injuries sustained in the airport are handled the same way 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, and it can be done 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 a claim you make is likely to succeed 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 and you receive a fair payment.
We offer our clients a No Win No Fee* agreement to remove the need to pay legal fees in advance of 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.
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Need some help?
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 you may have a longer period to claim.
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 include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
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 keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert air accident compensation solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.