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    Esther Rantzen

    What should you do if you have an allergic reaction on an aeroplane?


    Have you had an allergic reaction on an aeroplane that wasn’t your fault? If so, you may be able to get compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. People with food allergies regularly experience unpleasant symptoms whilst flying. One of the reasons for this can be the fact that peanuts are still regularly distributed to passengers on planes. When people eat these peanuts without cleaning their hands, they can easily trigger off other people’s allergies. This is because passengers often touch items like trays, seat belts and other parts of planes before washing their hands, with peanut protein traces often causing others to experience wheezing, rashes, sore eyes and more.

    Who triggered your symptoms?

    Many airlines have taken the step of removing peanuts from flights because of allergic reactions. However, this isn’t the case for every airline. What’s more is that many passengers take peanuts they have already purchased on board with them. It’s also possible to experience allergic reactions after consuming airline meals. Even when you’ve purchased what you were told was free from certain allergy-triggering ingredients, you may still be accidentally served something that will set off unpleasant symptoms. If you do start to experience symptoms related to allergies, tell the cabin crew immediately so they can take steps to relieve your symptoms and prevent others from experiencing them.

    Can you take action if you have an allergic reaction on an aeroplane?

    If you have experienced an allergic reaction on an aeroplane and believe it could have been avoided and was someone else’s fault, we may be able to get compensation. It’s wise to act quickly as there is a strict time limit for claims. Please don’t dispose of or delete any evidence related to your claim such as photographs and medical documents as these could be exactly what we need to get you the compensation that you require. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been a leading player in the personal injury claims industry for many years and always do everything in our power to get our clients the compensation that they deserve.

    You can find out if you are likely to have a case after having an allergic reaction on an aeroplane and how much you could be getting by taking our 30-second test online. If you’re ready to talk to us right now, call 0800 689 0500 if you’re using your landline or call 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile.

    Date Published: April 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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