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    Aviation accidents case study: British Airways settle burns case

    Aviation accidents case study: British Airways settle burns case

    Hot drinks are a hazard that can cause serious aviation accident injuries on board aeroplanes. For example, a cabin crew member could spill a hot drink on a passenger resulting in the victim suffering from burns.

    An example of an aviation accident

    This is exactly what happened in a recent case example involving British Airways. On the flight from Bangkok to Sydney a stewardess spilt a hot drink onto a sleeping female passenger. As a result the passenger suffered severe burns to her thighs and legs and was left in a great amount of pain in the following months. Scarring also occurred. After seeking medical treatment in Australia for her injuries, the passenger made a compensation claim against British Airways.

    The passenger was able to make a personal injury claim for this aviation accident, as under the Montreal Convention of 1999, airlines accept liability if passengers have an injury on board.

    If you have suffered injuries as a consequence of hot drinks being spilt on you during a flight, then you could gain compensation. This compensation could cover the medical cost of injuries that you suffered, as well as loss of earnings as a result of the injury. The airline and staff have a duty of care towards you, and therefore, if they are negligent in that duty then you have good grounds to make an aviation accident claim.

    Have you experienced a similar airline injury or accident at work?

    If you have then Accident Advice Helpline can help you gain personal injury compensation. With years of experience of working with air accident compensation claims, as well as any other work-related injuries, our helpline is available 24/7 to provide you with information and advice. Our lawyers work on a 100 per cent no win no fee** basis.

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    To qualify for a claim:

    • You must have suffered an accident after a hot drink was spilled on you during a flight
    • This accident must have happened in the last three years
    • You can prove that the accident was not your fault

    Call our helpline today or alternatively fill in our compensation calculator. Quick and simple to use, you could start your work accident personal injury claim in 30 seconds.

    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Burn injury claims

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