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Airport injuries & accidents

When you travel abroad for a holiday or business, the experience in the airport and on the flight is as much a part of the experience as the destination.

No matter if you’re just flying out, or coming back home, if things go wrong, and you become injured, and it wasn’t your fault, it affects your entire trip.

Our public liability solicitors can help you make an airport injury compensation claim.

Types of airport injuries

Airport injuries involve anything that an airline could have taken steps to avoid from occurring.

When travelling by aeroplane, the airline is responsible for your health and safety from check-in until you disembark the aircraft at your destination.

  • Slips and trips whilst in the airport or on a plane
  • Being hit by falling luggage from overhead lockers
  • Food poisoning from in-flight meals
  • Scalding or burn accidents from hot drinks
  • Assault from other passengers or crew
  • Injuries caused by extreme turbulence

Gathering evidence for your airport compensation claim

The Montreal Convention 1999 (MC99) protects air passenger rights, meaning you have a two-year time limit to bring your airport injury claim to court.

To make an airport compensation claim, you need to establish that your injury was sustained due to an accident as defined in the Convention, which means that the airline will be liable.

We recommend gathering as much evidence as possible as soon as the accident or injury has occurred.

  1. Take photographs of the site after the accident

  2. Take photographs of your injuries

  3. Get copies of all medical records that relate to your injury

  4. Get details from any witnesses

  5. Note any CCTV cameras that may aid your case

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We’re always there for you. Why not call us today for an informal chat about your airport accident?

Making an airport compensation claim

To start your airport compensation claim, we’ll first start with a free, no-obligation consultation call to establish the facts of your accident.

We’ll assess the likely outcome of your case and, if we think you have a viable compensation claim, we’ll talk you through our ‘no win, no fee’ funding scheme and ask for your consent to proceed.

From there, we will investigate how your injury happened and build evidence for your case. We will gather expert medical evidence and determine how much compensation you may be entitled to.

Our expert solicitors will support you through your claim, from negotiating a settlement outside of court to assisting with court proceedings as required. In some circumstances, they will also help you access the appropriate rehabilitation, support, and care that you need to recover.

How to make a claim

  1. Request a FREE no obligation consultation call

  2. Establish ‘no win, no fee’ funding options

  3. Investigate your airport injury and gather medical evidence

  4. Assess your potential compensation

  5. Settle the claim in or out of court

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Airport injury FAQs

If you or a loved one has had an accident or suffered in an airport or onboard a plane, you may be entitled to compensation.

Here are our commonly asked questions about making a claim.

  1. How long do I have to make an airport injury claim?

    For accidents that occur in the UK, you typically have up to three years from the date the accident occurred to make the claim.

    However, the Montreal Convention 1999 (MC99) protects air passenger rights and states that you have a two-year time limit to bring your airport injury claim to court.

  2. Can I claim for loss of enjoyment for my holiday if I’m injured in an airport?

    Loss of enjoyment of holiday means that you can claim damages if your personal injury affects your holiday. Damages may be claimed for the physical inconvenience, discomfort, and mental distress of a ruined holiday.

    This means you may be less successful in claiming for loss of enjoyment of your holiday if the injury occurred returning home from the holiday, but this heavily depends on the circumstances. Get in touch with our solicitors today for expert advice.

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  3. What does airport compensation cover?

    If your airport injury claim is successful, you can use the compensation you secure to cover financial losses, including:

    • Medical bills

    • Therapy and aftercare

    • Loss of earnings

    • Damage costs

  4. How much airport injury compensation can I expect?

    The amount of compensation you can claim depends on a variety of factors.

    Potential factors include the severity of your injuries, any psychological trauma caused by the accident abroad, loss of enjoyment, loss of current or future earnings, and whether you need rehabilitative care and support.

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