Airline and flight injury compensation solicitors near you.
Despite there being more than 2,000,000 injuries sustained to passengers on aircraft each year, air travel is still considered the safest form of travel, and one of the forms of travel where you are least likely to suffer personal injury.
But no airline is infallible, and accidents happen, with around 300,000 holiday makers injured on domestic flights and those whilst abroad, each year.
With over 30 years' experience of claiming compensation for airline passengers, MG Legal's No Win No Fee solicitors have represented clients injured during aircraft flight, and are well versed and ready to accept your instruction on a No Win No Fee basis, with no financial burden on you, the injured person.
If you or your loved ones have been injured on an aeroplane, whether you were boarding, exiting, or mid-flight, contact our specialist No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors and we will advise how we can help you pursue a claim for injury compensation, and any other losses you may have suffered.
Can I claim compensation for an accident on an aircraft?
Much the same as on any form of public transport, if you are injured on any form of aircraft, from a helicopter, to a microlight or aeroplane, as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
The law that enables you to make a personal injury claim if you were injured on an aircraft, and that governs the liability of carriers for personal injury affecting an international airline passenger is Article 17 of the Montreal Convention 1999:
“The carrier is liable for damage sustained in case of death or bodily injury of a passenger upon condition only that the accident which caused the death or injury took place on board the aircraft or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.”
What are the most common ways to be injured on a flight?
Research shows that takeoff and landing are statistically more dangerous than any other part of a flight. 49% of all fatal accidents happen during the final descent and landing phases of the average flight, while 14% of all fatal accidents happen during takeoff and initial climb. If you are injured in any of these ways, then Article 17 of the Montreal Convention will ensure that you are able to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation from the airline at fault.
Other than on takeoff and landing, your local No Win No Fee solicitors at MG Legal are all too aware that accidents on an aeroplane, can include, but are not limited to:
Scalds and burns from food service;
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;
Assaults, and injury caused by other passengers.
As with any accident, some of the above may only cause minor injury, but others, such as scalds or burns from hot food, or a bump on the head from items falling from overhead lockers, can have a huge impact on your life.
Whatever situation you’re in, our friendly NO WIN NO FEE solicitors at MG Legal can help you claim the compensation you need to recover. We will always tailor our advice to your situation and needs. Feel free to contact us for leading, no-nonsense advice on making a claim for airline and flight injury compensation.
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 'plane's crew. 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.
When you arrive at your destination, go and see a doctor or go to the hospital. 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 free advice you need to make a claim for personal injury compensation against the airline.
How many years do I have to make a personal injury claim for an accident on a 'plane?
Well, believe it or not, the three years that you would normally have to make a claim for personal injury, does not apply if you were injured on an aircraft. As with the Athens convention, for those injured at sea, The Montreal Convention 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, or when disembarking. Or, of course during the flight, including being injured during take off, or landing. If you have been injured on an aeroplane, get in touch with MG Legal to discuss your no win no fee personal injury claim here
How much compensation will I receive if I am injured on a flight?
Let our personal injury experts know where you were injured, the cause of your injury, and how the injury affected you, and we will be able to give a broad idea of the value of your claim for personal injury.
As every one of MG Legal’s clients are different, the injuries the sustain vary, as do the effects on their lives. From injuries to the head, neck and upper body, to broken ankles and legs. Personal injury compensation, often called general damages, is based upon the nature and severity of the injuries sustained, and to the area of the body affected.
Compensation is broken down into two parts- General Damages, and Special Damages, and the aim of the personal injury team at MG Legal, is to ensure you receive the amount of personal injury compensation, you rightly deseve for being injured. You didn't ask to be injured, so why shouldn't you be compensated?
See a full overview of general and special damages, and the differences between them, here.
Will my claim for holiday injury compensation be accepted on a No Win No Fee basis?
If you have been injured on a ‘plane, MG Legal’s team would be delighted to hear from you. Our specialist personal injury solicitors accept all injury claims on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients. Contact us today and we will tell you instantly if you can claim on a no win no fee basis.
If I make a claim for personal injury compensation how long will it take?
The length of time it takes to get your compensation depends on two things; the seriousness of your injuries, and how soon the airline accept responsibility for causing the accident resulting in you being injured. Our team of personal injury experts accept all personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, and will ensure that your claim is settled as soon as possible, and for the maximum amount of compensation possible. MG Legal always aim to pursue justice for our clients as quickly and efficiently as possible, and will also seek to claim interim payments where your injury might cause you financial hardship, or where you need to begin rehabilitation as soon as possible.
Why should I choose MG Legal for my holiday accident injury claim?
MG Legal’s small, dedicated 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 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.