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Inflight Accidents Abroad

If you’ve been injured onboard an aeroplane or helicopter while travelling for work or leisure, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim for the injuries and trauma you’ve suffered — helping to cover the cost of rehabilitative care and loss of earnings.

Accidents happen onboard aircraft every day, and normally through no fault of those affected. In cases where you’ve been injured in an accident on a plane, our specialist holiday claims solicitors can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

We’ve helped people make air accident claims for incidents involving air disasters, avoidable trips and falls, hot liquid spills, and accidents caused by the actions of other passengers or cabin crew. Whatever your circumstances, our travel solicitors can help you make a successful aeroplane accident claim.

For free legal advice, contact our travel litigation specialists today.

Specialists in Airplane Accidents Abroad Compensation Claims

Accidents which take place onboard an aircraft can cause a great deal of pain and trauma, and put an early end to a foreign holiday or important business trip. Our travel solicitors are experts in handling personal injury claims for accidents onboard a aeroplanes and helicopters, and can offer specialist legal support to help you make a successful air accident claim.

  • Our travel litigation team is led by specialist holiday claims solicitor Paul McClorry, who has years of experience in helping people claim compensation for accidents onboard aircraft.
  • We work on a no win no fee basis, so bringing a claim against an airline won’t cost you anything at the outset.
  • Our solicitors are experts in securing maximum compensation for accidents onboard airplanes and helicopters, so you can count on them for professional legal advice and support.
  • Our specialist holiday claims solicitors can advise on whether you have a case following an aircraft accident.

 

 

 

The Personal Injury Accreditation covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified fellows and members of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), on behalf of victims and their dependants, who have suffered personal injuries or fatal injuries as a result of an alleged act of negligence or breach of statutory duty.

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Making an Airplane Accident Abroad Claim

Under the Montreal Convention, air passengers are usually entitled to pursue an accident claim in their home country. However, under the Montreal Convention, you normally have up to 2 years to bring a claim from the date of disembarking the aircraft.

However, we’d always advise you to make a claim at your earliest opportunity following the incident. This will help to strengthen the evidence of your case, and may improve your chances of securing a higher level of compensation.

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How much will my claim cost?

All airplane accidents abroad cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.

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Who can make an accident onboard an airplane claim?

If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident onboard an aircraft, our specialist travel solicitors may be able to help you make a no win no fee compensation claim.

Before accepting your case, we’ll provide a free consultation to ascertain who was responsible and if they have a case to answer. You don’t always need to establish that someone has been negligent in order to claim compensation for an airplane accident. If International Conventions and Regulations apply, often you only need to show that your accident was an “accident” as defined by the Convention. Some examples of qualifying accidents are outlined below:

  • For a slip or trip which occurred in the airport or on the plane whilst you were in the process of embarkation.
  • For accidents arising from poorly stowed luggage.
  • When hot liquid has been spilt on you.
  • If you are a crew member, rather than a paying passenger on the aircraft, you may also be entitled to claim as an accident at work abroad claim.

    Our specialist holiday claims solicitors can advise on whether you have a case following an aircraft accident. To benefit from a free, no obligation discussion about your case, contact us today.

    How long do I have to make a claim?

    Under the Montreal Convention, air passengers are usually entitled to pursue an accident claim in their home country. However, under the Montreal Convention, you normally have up to 2 years to bring a claim from the date of disembarking the aircraft.

    However, we’d always advise you to make a claim at your earliest opportunity following the incident. This will help to strengthen the evidence of your case, and may improve your chances of securing a higher level of compensation.

    To start your claim, contact our solicitors today for a free consultation about your circumstances.

    Who can I make a claim against?

    Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we will usually bring a claim against the airline that you booked your flight with. This will help to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries and loss as quickly as possible.

    Our travel litigation specialists can advise on the appropriate course of action when pursuing an air accident claim.

    How much compensation am I entitled to receive?

    After accepting your case, we’ll begin an investigation to establish exactly how much we think your claim is worth. To do this, we’ll enlist the help of an independent medical examiner, who will assess your injuries and provide us with an idea as to how much compensation may be required to cover your past and ongoing care and medical requirements, and your injuries.

    When calculating how much your claim is worth, we’ll look closely at the following:

  • The severity of your physical injuries.
  • The psychological impact of the accident.
  • Your past, present and future loss of earnings for taking time off work.
  • Your ongoing medical requirements.
  • Mobility aids and modifications to your home.
  • Any care and case management needs.
  • The loss of enjoyment you’ve experienced by the airplane accident.
  • Other financial loss.
  • Our solicitors are experts in securing maximum compensation for accidents onboard airplanes and helicopters, so you can count on them for professional legal advice and support.

    What is the claims process for accidents onboard airplanes?

    An initial consultation about the circumstances of your claim will help our travel litigation solicitors determine whether or not you have a case. If your claim is accepted, we’ll begin the four-step claims process, which includes:

  • Case investigation — We’ll investigate the circumstances of your accident to identify the liable party.
  • Calculate a compensation sum — Using independent medical evidence, we’ll calculate a fair compensation amount based on the factors listed above.
  • Put your case to the liable party — The opposing side may choose to accept the compensation amount and settle, or they may contest your case.
  • Claim Conclusion — If your claim settles, you’ll receive the compensation agreed. If not, your case may go to trial, in which case we’ll be there to support you throughout the process.
  • If you have any further queries about the claims process, contact our expert travel litigation team today and we’ll be happy to help you.

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