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Airplane accidents

Airplane accidents

Airplane accidents are one of the rarest types of accidents to happen to any of us.  But if you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident in a plane then it could have a significant impact on your life, one which could prove expensive and require long term respite care and considerable assistance to return your life to any degree of normality. Fortunately there are systems in place to ensure you are taken care of at this time of great distress and there is every possibility that those involved in airplane accidents can make a claim for compensation. It is important to seek specialist advice on any accident connected with airplane accidents. We have designed a really easy to take 30-second test™ which will give you an idea if you can make a claim for airplane accidents.

Airplane accidents: what can you claim for?

There are a number of different things you can make a claim for compensation for:

  • Adverse weather conditions like snow or heavy thunder storms making it difficult for pilots to see, this is particularly dangerous when taking off and landing.
  • Mechanical failure, such as engine failure.
  • Misinformation from ground crews or air traffic control.

These are just a few of the many potential serious situations where airplane accidents are involved but the majority of injury claims are made for more minor incidents such as a hot drink being spilled on passengers and slipping on a wet step when boarding the aircraft. A hot drink could be spilled for any number of reasons, perhaps the aircraft hit some unexpected turbulence or the flight attendant was being less than careful at the time. We are here to advise you and build a strong claim for compensation for airplane accidents.

What to do if there is an accident when you are on a plane

Information is power as the saying goes and when you are involved in an accident it is essential that you try to get as much information as possible about what has happened. Write down everything you can remember as soon as you can, details often get forgotten after the event. Accident Advice Helpline has plenty of experience and can advise you on the next step to making a compensation claim. Just call them on 0800 689 5659.