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The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 apply to flights and cover plane crash compensation.   If you were injured on a flight anywhere in the world it is easy to claim air accident compensation against the Company you booked it with in the UK.

I didn’t book a package holiday flight

If you didn’t book the flight as part of a package holiday things can be trickier.  Deciding where the air accident claim should be made can be tricky which is why you need a plane crash compensation Solicitor.  The company you claim against could be different if you were injured getting onto the plane at a UK airport rather than if it happened at 36,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean even though you are still on the same plane.

Air accident compensation claims are covered under The Warsaw Convention and more recently The Montreal Convention.   In very basic terms the flight company is liable for damage sustained in the event of the death or wounding of a passenger or any other bodily injury suffered by a passenger, if the accident took place on board an aircraft or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.  Whilst this may sound straightforward it is not so it is essential that you speak to an experienced plane crash compensation Solicitor.

What types of Air Accidents Claims are there?

A plane crash compensation could be made for virtually any type of air accident such as:

  • Slipping on the tarmac whilst walking to or from the plane
  • Slipping on the steps whilst boarding or getting off the plane
  • A bag falling from an overhead locker and hitting you
  • An air hostess accidentally pushing the drinks trolley into you
  • Food poisoning
  • Plane crash

How long have I got to Claim for Air Accident Compensation?

Unlike accidents which occur in England and Wales where you have 3 years from the date of the accident to make an accident claim, if you are injured on a flight and want to make an air accident claim, you must do so within 2 years of the date of the air accident.

What We Can Do For You

We are air accident compensation Solicitors and specialise in dealing with air accident claims and plane crash compensation claims.   We will run your claim against the flight operator to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of air accident compensation.