Summer 2021 accidents on an aeroplane
Posted on 21st July 2021
Ahead of the predicted return of the summer holiday rush this year, our specialist personal injury solicitors discuss the legal standpoint of aeroplane injuries.
With many of us planning on jetting off for the first time in a few years this summer, largely thanks to the upcoming relaxing of isolation regulations for many vaccinated Brits, our leading personal injury solicitors discuss the legal standpoint behind accidents and injuries occurring during a flight, and while embarking or disembarking a plane.
With our summer holidays being, for many, the most exciting time of the year, we certainly don’t expect to suffer from an unexpected injury or illness when getting there, or when coming home. While rare, airline injuries do happen, and they can be devastating when they do. Read on for more information on aeroplane accidents, and how to claim financial compensation if you have suffered from one.
What are some common injuries that occur in-flight on an aeroplane?
Our personal injury solicitors have over thirty years of experience in dealing with, and working on, personal injury claims from aeroplane and airport accidents and injuries.
Some of the most common scenarios and incidents that our leading solicitors have seen, are:
Food poisoning from airline meals
Hot food and drinks being spilled and dropped on passengers, causing burns and scars
Whiplash injuries caused by turbulence
Items and luggage falling from overhead lockers that have not been locked securely
Slips, trips, and falls due to slippy, or loose stairways when embarking and disembarking, or items blocking the alley in the plane
What legal rights do I have when on an aeroplane?
Under article 17 of the 1999 Montreal Convention regulations, an airline is legally liable for any injury that passengers sustain while getting onto the plane, during the during onboard, and while getting off the plane. See here for a full list of countries included in this Convention.
It can actually be a slightly more simple process to pursue a personal injury claim for an accident that happened in the air than it is for one that happens on the safety of the ground. This is because there is not the same need to prove clear fault or liability for your injuries on the part of the airline, as you would normally have to do in a personal injury claim.
How do I make a personal injury claim for an accident on an aeroplane?
If you have suffered from an injury or an illness while on an airline plane, and wish to pursue a claim for financial compensation, then you should get in touch with a leading personal injury solicitor as soon as possible in order to begin building your claim. MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors specialising in airline accident claims have over thirty years of experience in claims similar to yours, and have won financial compensation on behalf of a huge number of clients who been injured while on a plane.
From the first time you speak to a member of our friendly team of solicitors, you will be assigned a designated specialist solicitor who will handle your case, and take care of everything for you.
We will keep you updated throughout the process, and get any necessary paperwork sent to you to fill out from the comfort of your own home. Everything else will be handled by your solicitor, keeping the process entirely stress-free for you. If you have any questions or queries at any point, you can reach your designated solicitors by phone, and if they miss your call the will get back in touch within one working hour, guaranteed.
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