Claim for Accidents on a Plane or in an Airport

Airlines maintain a very high standard of service and, statistically, flying by air is the safest way to travel. The vast majority of plane flights occur without incident and arrive at their destinations on time. However, with many thousands using aeroplanes and airports every day, accidents are bound to happen.

If you have suffered an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation. The team at YouClaim can assess your case, provide advice and guide you through the entire process. To speak to a solicitor, call us today on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in the online enquiry form to let us know you’re interested in making a claim.

Common accidents on a plane  

If you have suffered an injury on an aircraft, the Montreal Convention on International Carriage by Air 1999, states that the airline could be liable to pay compensation. Common accidents on airplanes include:

  • Head injuries caused by falling luggage
  • Burns or scalds caused by hot drinks
  • Whiplash injuries caused by easily avoidable turbulence
  • Food poisoning from uncooked meals
  • Slips or trips from spillages

Claims can also be made for more serious incidents such as crashes and terrorist attacks, although these are less likely to occur. If you have been involved in a plane crash that was caused by any of the following reasons, you may be able to make a claim:

  • Pilot error
  • Lack of fuel
  • Overloaded aircraft
  • Engine failure
  • Hijacking
  • Fires

It is important to remember that the Montreal Convention defines an accident as an incident which is unexpected, unusual and is external to the passenger, and only allows a victim two years to claim for damages.

Examples of airport accidents

Accidents can often happen before a passenger has even set foot on a plane. Airports are extremely busy places and are usually well-designed buildings, ready to deal with the large numbers of people passing through the corridors, shops, restaurants and security check gates every day. However, when they are not correctly maintained or suitably cleaned, passengers can suffer from injuries.

Typical incidents include:

  • Slips and falls on wet surfaces
  • Assaults from other members of the public
  • Heavy objects falling from shelves in shops
  • Food poisoning from restaurants

In many large airports, it is necessary for passengers to be ferried between or across concourses. As such, many reply on the use of airport buggies and buses. If passengers sustain injury in accidents involving these vehicles, they may be able to claim compensation.

How YouClaim can help

To find out if you are eligible for compensation after an accident on a plane or in an airport that was caused by no fault of your own, contact YouClaim’s expert lawyers. We have helped thousands of people to get the compensation they deserve under a no win, no fee agreement and we are sure that we can help you too.

Give us a call on 0800 10 757 95, or fill in our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.