If you are unlucky enough to suffer injury from an aircraft accident, either on a business trip or holiday, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Alternatively, if you are a dependant and a family member has been involved in a fatal aircraft accident then you are also entitled to bring a claim for bereavement, funeral expenses and loss of household income. With aircraft accidents you must bring your claim within two years of the incident.
Aircraft accidents can cover a range of incidents, from mid-air collisions to parachuting incidents or minor incidents that occur during the flight. They may be caused by pilot error or faulty products and you can bring your claim for an incident anywhere in the world regardless of whether there is someone at fault.
You should take some preliminary steps if you have been involved in an accident. Record the accident and inform a member of the cabin crew and your travel representative. Also, keep any receipts to prove any medical expenditure and take photographs if possible and the details of any witnesses to help back up your claim. Damages can be awarded for pain and suffering, loss of amenity, loss of earnings and medical expenses. The aim of damages is to put you in the financial position you would have been in had the accident never occurred. However, there is a limit to the amount of compensation that may be awarded in aircraft accidents, and the advice of a lawyer who has experience with dealing with such claims should be sought.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on aircraft accidents Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist personal injury solicitor free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local personal injury solicitors please call us at 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 02/03/2010