The most important thing to remember when making a claim for an injury on a plane is
- You typically have two years to make a claim.
- You can claim for injuries on the plane or while getting on and off.
- We will claim against the airline’s insurance, even if you were injured by another passenger.
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How much compensation for an injury on a plane?
Compensation for people injured on a plane can range from £1,500-£2,000 all the way up to over £100,000 depending on the nature of the injuries and the impact on the injured person’s life.
The amount of flight accident compensation you may be entitled to depend on the severity and extent of your injury, as well as any additional medical costs or loss of wages incurred. Flight accident victims are eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other out-of-pocket costs.
If your flight accident led to long-term disability or an inability to work, then you may be able to claim flight accident compensation for future wage losses.
The more severe the injury and the greater number of out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to the flight accident; the higher amount of total compensation will likely be awarded. Try our compensation calculator to find out how much you may be able to claim.
Typical compensation amounts for injuries on a plane.
|Compensation reason||Pay-out amount (Typical)|
|Amputation of Index and Middle and/or Ring Fingers||£58,100 to £85,170|
|Loss of index finger injury||Amounts up to £17,590|
|Severe fracture – Finger injury||Up to £34,480|
|Amputation – Foot injury||£78,800 to £189,110|
|Very severe Foot injury||£78,800 to £102,890|
|Serious Foot injury||£23,460 to £65,710|
|Moderate Foot injury||£12,900 to £23,460|
|Minor Foot injury||Amounts up to £12,900|
|Full amputation of the toe||£29,380 to £52,620|
|Moderate injuries to the toe||Up to £9,010|
|Severe injury/ to the toe||£9,010 to £12,900|
How long after an airplane injury can I claim?
In the UK, flight accident claims must be filed within two years of the incident, although laws regarding flight injury compensation may vary from country to country. Generally speaking, flight accident compensation claims should be made as soon as possible in order to preserve the injured passenger’s rights and make sure that the case has the best chance of success.
Common causes of flight accident injuries
An accident can be deemed anything that is not part of the expected usual operation of an aircraft. There are several different ways in which an accident can happen that may result in flight accident claims, whether through:
- Technical issues with the aircraft’s operating systems
- Damage that has not been spotted or rectified
- Slip, trip, fall hazards
- Issues with scalds and burns from food and drink
- Luggage not properly secured
- Seating injuries
- Sudden unexpected turbulence
- Assault by another passenger
Common types of injuries on a flight can vary greatly depending on the circumstances and environment. Some of the most common flight injuries include slips, trips, falls and collisions inside or outside the aircraft. Slips and trips can happen due to unsupervised food or drink spills inside the cabin, while falls may occur due to turbulence or an abrupt change in altitude during flight. Collisions are more likely to take place when disembarking from the flight or during boarding activities, as passengers rush down narrow aisles while stowing away their luggage.
Head injuries are also quite frequent, particularly as a result of overhead luggage falling out of storage bins.
Injury caused by defective aircraft equipment is another common flight-related hazard that can cause serious injury if not properly addressed. Faulty seating mechanisms, malfunctioning overhead bins and loose seatbelts are all potential causes of injury on flights.
What do I need to make a claim for an injury on a plane?
When filing flight accident claims, it is important to remember that each flight is different and the process for obtaining flight accident compensation can vary depending on the circumstances of the flight. To make a claim for flight accident compensation following an aeroplane injury, there are several steps that must be taken:
First, injured passengers should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only is this important for their health and well-being, but it can also help provide strong evidence when filing flight accident claims. Documenting injuries with medical records, photos of injuries, and testimony from witnesses at the scene can all strengthen a flight accident claim and help secure flight accident compensation.
In addition to gathering evidence and seeking medical aid, it’s important to notify staff of the airline so the accident can be recorded – this will help your case, but it’s still possible to make a claim if you didn’t record the accident with the airline.
Next, contact us and we’ll listen to all the details of the incident and let you know if you have a valid claim for compensation. At this point, we’ll begin the legal process of filing the flight accident claim by submitting paperwork detailing your cases, such as medical records, witness testimony, and other documentation related to your injury.
We’ll deal with the airline and its legal team on your behalf and secure the maximum possible compensation for you.
We understand the financial impact of an accident.
In 99% of cases, we recovered more compensation than the insurer’s first offer. We’ll provide financial security with our interim payments wherever possible, meaning you don’t need to rush into an offer that is lower than you’re legally entitled to.
Why use Express Solicitors for a personal injury claim
Express Solicitors has helped countless injured people claim compensation for their injuries, and we can make the process much simpler. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury claims, we are experts in flight accident claims and have a proven track record of success.
Our team of highly qualified solicitors will assess your flight accident claim to determine whether you have a valid case and advise on the best course of action to take. We will also provide ongoing support throughout the flight accident claims process.
From negotiating with airlines, securing medical evidence, or attending court proceedings, if necessary, we will handle every aspect of your flight accident claim from start to finish and do everything in our power to make sure you receive justice as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We also offer a ‘no win no fee policy which means that if you don’t win your case then you won’t have to pay any legal fees. This makes claiming flight accident compensation easier than ever before with Express Solicitors.
We are one of the most trusted law firms in the UK when it comes to flight accident claims and can help injured passengers receive fair recompense for their losses following an aeroplane injury.
With extensive experience in personal injury claims and a dedicated team of solicitors ready to fight for justice on behalf of injured passengers, using Express Solicitors is the perfect way for individuals who were injured while travelling by air to get back what is rightfully theirs.