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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

    Keeping safe whilst on a plane

    No-one wants to think about possible accidents while flying when preparing for a holiday, but it is always a good idea to have at least some idea of how to stay safe whilst on a plane and prevent personal injuries during a flight.

    How to keep safe whilst on a plane

    While there is nothing you could possibly do to prevent a plane crash as such, you can make sure you are reasonably safe whilst on a plane and help to prevent injuries by slips, trips and fallsinjuries by falling objects or being hurt during turbulence by:

    • Always listening to and following flight attendants’ safety advice and instructions, such as putting on your seat belt when told to do so
    • Stowing carry-on luggage properly to prevent injuries by falling bags 
    • Wearing flat-heeled, sturdy and comfortable footwear to prevent trips and slips 
    • Keeping your alcohol intake to a minimum

    In case of an emergency, having listened to the attendant’s pre-flight safety talk on where to find and how to use safety equipment like life jackets as well as what to do in case of an accident will be extremely helpful.

    Doing as you are told by crew members during an emergency will also assist in minimising accidental injuries, helping you stay safe whilst on a plane.

    When things go wrong

    If the unspeakable happened and you were injured in an accident while flying, whether by a major plane accident or by a simple trip, fall or slip for which someone else was responsible, you could have the right to claim travel accident compensation.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Established in 2000, we are a law firm specialising in travel accident and passenger injury claims. Backed by over 15 years’ experience, our team of in-house solicitors has an exemplary track record in handling claims like yours.

    What to expect

    On contacting us either via our website or by calling our freephone advice line, you will first of all be asked a few questions concerning your travel accident to confirm your claim eligibility and assess your chance of successfully making a claim.

    Any details you provide will be treated confidential and you will be under no obligation to pursue a claim at any point.

    What happens next

    Once we have confirmed that you are eligible to make a personal injury claim, we will offer to assign your case to one of our solicitors.

    If you decide to go ahead, this solicitor will then support you throughout the claim process. Get the process started now by calling us from a landline phone or your mobile on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, respectively.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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