So what injuries can you not fly with?
In essence, the question, ‘What injuries can you not fly with?’ is answered with this list:
- Eye injuries or eye surgery
- Head injuries and brain surgery
- Recent injuries or surgery where trapped gas or air may be present, like gastrointestinal surgery, abdominal trauma, ocular or craniofacial injuries, for example
- Broken limbs, unless a full plaster cast has been set 24 hours before the flight in case of a broken arm, or 48 hours prior to flying in case of broken legs
You should also not fly if you are suffering with decompression sickness.
Being unable to fly with this kind of personal injury may well mean you could get stuck abroad if you had an accident on holiday, like a slip, trip or fall or a diving accident causing decompression sickness, for instance.
This, of course, could mean that in addition to your pain and suffering, you may also have additional expenses for medical treatments, food and accommodation during your unexpectedly prolonged stay.
Compensation for accidents abroad
If someone else was responsible for your holiday accident, you may be entitled to make a claim for travel accident compensation. Such a claim could not only get you compensation for your pain and suffering, but may also recoup some of the expenses your accidental injury necessitated.
If you cannot return to work for a while, you may also be able to claim for loss of earnings.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our lawyers have in excess of 15 years’ worth of experience in handling claims following slips, trips and falls, boating, diving and other accidents abroad. This means they can quickly and efficiently establish who is liable for your travel accident, deal with most of the processes over the phone, and may probably even be able to negotiate a settlement out of court.
Enlist our help
You can enlist the help of our in-house solicitors by giving us a call via one of our confidential, no-obligation freephone helplines. The numbers for which are, for landline and mobile calls respectively, 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice