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Airplane Accidents


No win, no fee airplane accidents compensation claims

No win, no fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced air accidents lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Airplane accidents and injuries

Airplane accidents and injuries

If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident onboard an aircraft or at an airport you may be entitled to compensation.

We have successfully represented clients who have been injured as a result of:

  • Items falling from overhead lockers.
  • Hot liquid spills causing burns or discomfort.
  • Accidents or injuries caused by actions of cabin crew, such as being hit by a drinks trolley.
  • Food served with insufficient allergy information.
  • Avoidable slips, trips or falls within the aircraft.
  • Injuries or accidents caused by actions of other passengers.
  • Accidents involving the airport shuttle bus or transportation.
  • Accidents when embarking or disembarking.
  • Injuries on board an aircraft due to unexpected and severe turbulence.

In-flight accident specialists

In-flight accident specialists

Our dedicated travel accidents team have vast experience and if your claim is accepted we’ll begin the four-step 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.
  • Help hold those responsible to account – We’ll ensure you’re compensated for your pain, suffering and loss.

Making a plane accident claim

Making a plane accident claim

The majority of accidents on planes cases we deal with settle out of court.

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.


Client stories

Client stories

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hudgell solicitors travel lawyers support clients injured in accidents on planes in compensation claims

Hudgell Solicitor’s aviation experts instructed by passenger injured when Barbados to Manchester Christmas flight was hit by severe turbulence

A holidaymaker flying home from a cruise ship holiday from Barbados to Manchester suffered injuries that required hospital treatment when the plane was hit by “terrifying” turbulence. The businessman from Hull suffered injuries to his knee and neck on the Maleth-Aero flight 1975 when it was suddenly struck by a tropical storm throwing passengers forward […]

How to make an airplane accident claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
5 Stars
Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
5 Stars
Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
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Darrel Fuentebaja
Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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How long do I have to make a claim?

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

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.

How much compensation am I entitled to receive?

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.

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Accidents on Planes and at Airports

Accidents on Planes and at Airports

Accidents on Planes Compensation Claims with travel litigation executive Anne Thomson & Keith Phillips. Accidents on planes are not uncommon, many are caused by luggage falling from overhead lockers and hot drink spills. If you’re injured on a plane through no fault of your own or due to a crash while on a coach transfer […]

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