No win, no fee airplane accidents compensation claims
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.
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.
Inflight 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
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.
Ensuring you get the holiday injury compensation you deserve
Virgin Atlantic traveller, awarded compensation after hot coffee scalding accident, calls for inflight changes
A holidaymaker, who was scalded by hot coffee while returning home on a Virgin Atlantic flight, says airlines should only serve hot drinks with secure lids to prevent future inflight accidents. The 55-year-old traveller from Cambridgeshire was flying from Jamaica to Heathrow in January 2022, having spent time in Montego Bay. Sat next to his […]
Businesswoman injured on flight when luggage fell onto her from overhead locker awarded maximum £143,000 compensation
A businesswoman injured on a flight to London from Hong Kong has been awarded the maximum compensation for the nature of her claim after being diagnosed with long-term health issues after another passenger’s hand luggage fell onto her head as she slept in her seat. The fellow traveller had opened an overhead locker on the […]
An eight-year-old girl who was scalded by a cup of spilt tea on a Ryanair flight as she flew back to the UK with her family has been awarded damages. Her father claimed “the nightmare” incident happened as a member of the cabin crew failed to properly secure the cup’s lid which left the child […]
A woman on an easyJet flight was forced to leave the plane and seek hospital treatment after another passenger’s suitcase dropped on her head as she sat in her seat. The effect of being hit by the falling luggage meant she required physiotherapy for months and suffered bouts of such severe dizziness that “it was […]
A skier whose knee was injured after a drinks trolley hit him mid-flight forcing him to spend days in an airport hotel has been awarded damages. Our client was travelling with British Airways when the onboard accident happened but despite leaving the plane in a wheelchair and then being advised to fly home for medical […]
Whilst travelling for a holiday to Australia, our client suffered burns to her forehead and left forearm after a flight attendant tripped and spilt boiling water on her whilst she was asleep. These injuries meant that our client was unable to truly enjoy her trip to Melbourne. Our client received medical treatment from a doctor […]
How to make an airplane accident claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.
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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With people taking the plunge to jet off during the school holidays, knowing your rights when it comes to accidents on a plane can be crucial when making a injury abroad claim. The in-flight incidents which can lead to compensation claims: An air crash Collision on the runway Items falling from overhead lockers Collapsing seat […]