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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to calmly deal with seat allocation on an aeroplane


    When it comes to going on holiday, you want to start your trip with a pleasant, relaxing journey, but what happens when there’s commotion at the airport, trouble on board the plane or unexpected accidents or illness when you reach your destination? If you’ve been injured abroad, you’ve had a flying accident or you’re not happy with your hotel, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.

    Dealing with commotion at the airport

    No matter how excited you are about going on holiday, stress at the airport can take its toll and leave you feeling frustrated and angry. When you’re at the airport, give yourself plenty of time to check in, keep an eye on the departure notices and listen out for information about your flight. Avoid rushing, as you may slip or trip, and try to be patient. There will always be people who try to charge to the front, but take your time and try not to let them bother you. If you feel that people are being rude, or that their behaviour is unnecessary or offensive, report the issue to the air steward or a member of airport staff.

    If the airline you are travelling with doesn’t do seat allocation as standard, you may wish to consider checking in online in advance and pre-book your seat, as this will allow you to make sure that you are sitting with the other people you are travelling with. With your seats already allocated, you can take it easy and avoid the scrums at the gates.

    Flying accidents

    Hundreds of flights operate all over the world on a daily basis and flying accidents are extremely rare; however, there is always a risk involved with any mode of transport and if you’ve had an accident on an aeroplane and you were not to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. Types of flying accident include burns and scalds caused by hot drinks, slips and trips on uneven flooring and injuries caused by bags falling from overhead lockers.

    How do I claim travel accident compensation?

    If you’ve been injured overseas or you suffered an illness while abroad, you may be eligible for travel accident compensation. If the incident happened within the last three years and you have the relevant information and evidence to support your claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline.

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    Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 and is a reputable law firm, which handles a wide range of personal injury claims. The highly trained lawyers have expertise in dealing with travel accidents, work-related injury and car crash claims and they can secure your payout without any stress or hassle.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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