Aviation Accident Claims

If you have suffered an injury in an airport or on an aeroplane and the accident wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation. The team at YouClaim can provide expert legal advice and guide you through the entire claims process.

At YouClaim, we have years of experience in helping individuals, who have suffered through no fault of their own, make claims for compensation. We work on a no win, no win basis, meaning that a claim with us is entirely risk free, as you won’t have to pay any fees if your claim is not successful.

To speak to a solicitor, call us today on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, request a call back from us at a time convenient to you by filling in the online enquiry form or by chatting to us directly using our e-chat function.

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Common accidents on an aeroplane

Airlines maintain a very high standard of service and, statistically, flying by air is one of the safest way to travel. The vast majority of flights occur without incident and arrive at their destinations on time. However, accidents do still happen and those injured are entitled to make a claim if their injury was caused by another party’s negligence. 

Common accidents on an aircraft include:

  • Head injuries caused by falling luggage
  • Injuries caused by avoidable turbulence
  • Burns or scalds caused by hot drinks
  • Slips or trips from spillages

Claims can also be made for more serious incidents, and an expert lawyer will be able to guide you through this process. 

Causes of aeroplane accidents

An accident on an aeroplane may happen for one or more of the reasons listed below:

  • Turbulence
  • Pilot or crew error
  • Lack of fuel
  • Overloaded aircraft
  • Engine failure

Under the Montreal Convention (the regulation protecting air passenger rights), you are able to make a claim within two years of your accident. The Montreal Convention holds airlines to a system of strict liability, which means that if you have sustained injury on board on of their carriers, they are obliged to compensate you, regardless of how you have sustained your injury. 

Examples of airport accidents

Accidents can happen before a passenger has even set foot on a plane, whilst they are still in an airport. Airports are extremely busy places and are usually ready to deal with the large numbers of people passing through corridors, shops, restaurants and security check gates every day. However, when they are not correctly maintained or suitably cleaned, passengers can be exposed to hazards that may cause injury.  

Typical incidents include slips and falls on wet surfaces, heavy objects falling from shelves in shops, food poisoning from restaurants, or whilst utilising airport buggies and buses.

If you are injured in any of these ways whilst at an airport, or in another manner, and the injury was not your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation. 

How YouClaim can help

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. Let us take the strain of making a claim away so you can focus on making a recovery.

Compensation can be used to cover any financial outgoings you have had as a result of your injury, including the cost of medical bills (including those from another country), time taken off work and any pre-booked activities you were unable to enjoy due to your injuries.

Get started today

To make a claim following an accident on an aeroplane or in an airport that was caused through no fault of your own, contact YouClaim today. Give us a call on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online contact form or chat to us using our e-chat function and we will get back to you.