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Airline injury compensation solicitors near me. 

Air travel is an incredibly safe and reliable way to get around. Still, with more than 2,000,000 injuries sustained to passengers on aircraft each year, it is far from 100% safe.  
 
With over 30 years' experience of claiming compensation for injured airline passengers, MG Legal's No Win No Fee solicitors have represented multiple clients injured during aircraft flight, and are ready to accept your instruction on a No Win No Fee basis, with no financial burden on you.  
 
 
Get in touch today to start your claim for personal injury compensation 
MG Legal accept all Personal Injury Compensation claims on a "No Win, No Fee" basis and have a success rate of over 99% 
 
 

Can I sue for an accident on an aircraft? 

Much the same as on any form of transport, if you are injured on any form of aircraft, from a helicopter, to a microlight or aeroplane, you can pursue a claim for personal injury compensation. 
 
This right comes under Article 17 of the Montreal Convention 1999, which imposes a strict code of liability on airlines for any accidents that happen onboard their aircrafts causing injuries. 

What are the most common ways to be injured on a flight? 

Your local No Win No Fee solicitors at MG Legal are all too aware that a wide range of different accidents can occur on an aeroplane. These include, but are not limited to: 
 
Faulty Equipment, such as chairs, seatbelts or tables; 
Injury due to items falling from overhead lockers, including baggage; 
Slips, trips and falls when getting on or off the aeroplane; 
Injury caused by bumpy landings; 
Turbulence; 

Is there a time limit on making a personal injury claim for an accident on a plane? 

The Montreal Convention of 1999 states that you have 2 years to make a claim for personal injury from the date you were injured on the plane. Your injury must have been sustained whilst getting on the plane, while disembarking, or during the flight.  
 
This is one year less than the standard 3 year time limit that is in place for standard personal injury claims. Despite the two year period in which you can pursue the claim, our airline accident claims specialists would always advise that you get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible after your injury to begin your claim, as the process can sometimes be fairly long.  

An Aircraft Personal Injury Case Study 

The No Win No Fee solicitors at MG Legal have recently settled a matter where our client, Mrs C, was injured as an aircraft passenger. Now, the aircraft was not an airline injury compensation as such; the incident occured when our client was passenger in a microlight aircraft, piloted by her partner.  
 
The accident happened when the microlight pilot made an error during landing causing the aircraft to crash land, destroying the aircraft and injuring our client as they did so. The impact was severe enough to destroy the aircraft, and for our client to suffer a spinal injury. As our No Win No Fee injury solicitors have access to the most highly regarded medical practitioners, they obtained Mrs C’s medical notes, and immediately instructed a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, to prepare a medico-legal report, upon which our local personal injury solicitors, would be able to assess Mrs C’s injuries. 
 
Mrs C was found to have fracture to L1,2,3.4 transverse processes and chance fracture of her L5 vertebra, in addition to fracture to the right thumb. Our client’s fracture to the lumbar spine was treated with fixation with screws and rods. The fracture to our injured client’s right thumb required manipulation under anaesthesia and fixation with K wires. The aircraft pilot held a policy of insurance for the aircraft, covering injury to passengers, and damage to third party property.  
 
MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors near you were quick to obtain an admission of liability from the aircraft pilot’s insurers, and settlement negotiations commenced as soon as our injured client had agreed to release the surgeon’s report, detailing her injuries. 
 
Settlement was agreed, and our client received what any of us would consider to be a life-changing amount of money. As our personal injury solicitors had accepted our client’s injury claim, on a No Win No Fee basis, our client’s legal costs were paid by the pilot’s insurers. 
 
If you have sustained an injury as a result of being injured on a passenger aircraft, helicopter, or pleasure aircraft, including microlights, such as our client in this instance, then please do not hesitate to contact our local personal injury solicitors. Mrs C simply Googled, personal injury solicitors near me- MG Legal appeared, we got the job done, and the rest, as they say, is history. 
 
 
Get in touch today to start your claim for personal injury compensation 
MG Legal accept all Personal Injury Compensation claims on a "No Win, No Fee" basis and have a success rate of over 99% 
 
 

How much is my airline injury claim worth? 

Every accident on an aeroplane, and every injury that happens as a result, is unique. No two scenarios that our specialist air accident claims solicitors see are the same. For this reason, it is impossible to precisely and accurately estimate how much a particular injury is worth. Because of this, we would always recommend getting in touch with a leading solicitor to discuss your specific claim in a no-obligation discussion. 
 
Still, our specialist airline injury solicitors have put together the below table, with reference to the most up to date guidelines by the Judicial College, to give you an insight into how much your aeroplane injury compensation claim might be worth. 
Injury description: 
Estimated compensation amount: 
Partial hearing loss or tinnitus- moderate tinnitus 
£13,970 to £27,890 
Partial hearing loss or tinnitus- mild tinnitus 
£11,820 to £13,970 
Partial hearing loss or tinnitus- slight or occasional tinnitus 
£6,910 to £11,820 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within one to two years 
£4,080 to £7,410 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place between three months and a year 
£2,300 to £4,080 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within three months 
Up to £2,300 
Arm fracture- where there is a serious fracture of one or both forearms and significant disability as a result 
£36,770 to £56,180 
Arm fracture- a simple fracture of the forearm 
£6,190 to £18,020 
Elbow fracture- a simple fracture to the elbow 
Up to £11,820 
Leg fracture- simple fractures to a femur with no damage to the articular surfaces 
£8,550 to £13,210 
Ankle fracture- a simple and undisplaced fractured ankle, varying on the likelihood of a full recovery 
Up to £12,900 
Foot fracture- simple metatarsal fractures 
Up to £12,900 
Toe fracture- a simple fractured toe 
Up to £9,010 
Very severe scarring- in younger claimants where the cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and the psycholigical reaction severe 
£27,940 to £91,350 
Less severe scarring- where the disfigurement is still substantial and there is a significant psychological reaction  
£16,860 to £45,440 
Significant scarring- where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability 
£8,550 to £28,240 
Less significant scarring- all but one scar easily hidden or camouflaged  
£3,710 to £12,900 
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor  
£1,600 to £3,310 

How do I make a personal injury claim if I am injured an aeroplane? 

If you are injured in the air, or when boarding or exiting a plane, then our personal injury team have provided a guide, detailing what would help you to pursue an aeroplane injury claim: 
 
Firstly, if you are injured, make sure that your injury is reported to a member of the crew on the plain. Make sure to carefully read a copy of the accident report, and if you agree to the content, sign and keep a copy. 
 
Take witness details, no matter where the witnesses may be from- in a world of Facebook, Whatsapp and email, no matter where the witnesses live, we can communicate with them, and if needed, they can help prove your claim for personal injury. 
 
If you can, take photographs of the cause of the incident that caused you or a member of your family, to be injured. Many of the personal injury claims our No Win No Fee solicitors have dealt with include passengers being scalded by food and drink, or being hit by luggage. Make sure pictures are taken, of the cause of the accident, and the burns, scalds or bruises on your body. 
 
Go and see a doctor or go to the hospital. Whether this is at home or when you arrive at your holiday destination, if you make a trip to the hospital or seek medical advice from a private doctor, keep all medical records, prescriptions and recommendations that you get from the doctor. 
 
Ask for a copy of your medical notes- this may come at a small cost, but saves a lot of time for your personal injury solicitor requesting them from a foreign country at a later date. 
 
As soon as you can, make sure you contact MG Legal's No Win No Fee compensation solicitors for all the no-obligation, cost free advice you need to make a claim for personal injury compensation against the airline.  

Why should I choose MG Legal for my holiday accident injury claim? 

MG Legal’s small team of specialist personal injury solicitors take pride in their work. Unlike conveyor belt firms seen on daytime TV, when you instruct MG Legal to make a claim for injury compensation, we have a dedicated team of solicitors who handle all holiday claims, including injuries sustained on the plane, on the way on holiday, or on the return trip.  
 
Our team have settled thousands of personal injury claims for people holidaying all over the world, are extremely knowledgeable, and are always at the end of the phone, should you wish to discuss your claim. Choose MG Legal and you will be allocated one of our expert personal injury solicitors; you will only ever deal with that same solicitor, until your claim for personal injury compensation is settled. 
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