Plane travel is a popular method of transport these days to travel abroad. Due to the increasing numbers of travellers, flight operators have to make sure they have a good public liability insurance. This means that if you do have to make a travel accident compensation claim you are covered.
If you do get injured whilst on a plane, is the company liable to potential travel injury claim?
When the airline could be liable
When a plane malfunctions which causes travel injuries and perhaps even leads to a crash landing then it is very likely you would be able to make a travel compensation claim. This is one instance where the company would be liable should you get injured whilst on a plane.
In providing the service of air travel, the liability that the airline accepts or what it doesn’t can be a grey area but a company like Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine whether you have a right to claim.
When would the airline not be at fault?
You may think that if you are injured on a plane then the company would automatically be liable. However, this isn’t the case. Should you become injured from a slip, trip or fall caused by another passenger or by your own lack of balance this would not be the company’s fault. Therefore this is unlikely to end up as a travel accident claim.
There are many other ways in which you could become injured whilst on a plane and the liability will fall to different individuals and companies depending on the situation. If you have sustained a travel injury whilst on a plane or on holiday that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as travel accident compensation claims. Backed by consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, we have over 15 years’ worth of experience in personal injury claims. Our team of highly skilled lawyers can help make the claims process as simple and stress-free and in many cases, our clients are able to settle their travel accident claim without stepping foot in court.
Speak to one of our friendly advisers on the 24-hour free phone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more. Alternatively go online and take our simple 30-second compensation calculator to find our if you could be eligible to make a travel injury claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown