How much is an airline injury claim worth?
Have you been hurt on a plane? Claims for injuries can be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out how much your injury might be worth with our 30-second claims calculator, or call one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for an airline injury claim?
We offer No Win No Fee claims to about 98% of our injury claims customers, including those who have been hurt on a journey by plane. That means you will never be out of pocket, because we only get a fee when we win you the compensation you deserve. So if you have been injured on a plane - whether it was a domestic or international flight - you can start your claim feeling confident that it won't cost you a penny.
Will I have to have a medical to make my claim?
Yes, how much money you are awarded for an airline injury depends largely on how badly you are injured, as well as how long your injury might take to recover from. So we will almost always send you to see a doctor near you, who can write the report we need to help prove your claim. This also helps us to decide - with your agreement - how much compensation you should be claiming.
Who is to blame for my airline injury?
It is very, very rare for an air passenger to be at fault for an injury they suffer on a plane. So in most cases, the airline will be responsible for incidents including:
- Slips and trip on the steps and in the aisle
- Assaults by other passengers
- Burns and scalds from hot drinks and food
- Head injuries caused by overhead lockers
- Injuries caused by turbulence or hard landings
If you have been injured on a domestic flight - within England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales - UK law will apply, and we will seek to prove that the airline was at fault for your injury or illness.
Alternatively, if you were on a flight to or from a country outside the UK, something called the Montreal Convention comes into play. This places a duty of 'Strict Liability' on airlines, which means you don't even have to prove negligence: simply that the incident happened and that you were harmed by it.
Will I have to go to court for an airline injury claim?
This is very unlikely, even for injuries on internal flights, as most claims will usually be settled between your Claims Direct lawyers and the airlines insurers, or sometimes the package holiday company that arranged your travel. In any case, the vast majority of flights are covered by the Montreal Convention, making it unlikely that any airline would want to dispute liability, when the law says that they are automatically liable.
What sort of things can I claim for?
It's bad enough having your holiday ruined by an accident on a plane. The trouble often starts when you get home though, as airline injuries can often be serious enough to keep you off work for some time. That's why your airline injury claim may include payments for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Extra flights
- Medical expenses
So if you have been injured or became ill on an aeroplane in the last three years and it wasn't your fault, why not ask us about starting a No Win No Fee compensation claim? Talk to one of our friendly advisors today on 0800 175 7900.
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