It is extremely unlikely that you will be a victim of an aviation accident involving a crash. The safety checks and procedures concerning airplanes mean that aviation has a very good safety record, and we have all heard the saying that it is safer to travel by air than on the roads. However, nothing is impossible, and although very unlikely, accidents involving passenger aircraft can and will happen.
Duty of care with regards to an aviation accident
Crashes could be the result of an ‘act of God’, such as bad weather conditions. This would mean that the airline was not responsible for the crash. However, other causes of crashes, such as pilot error, or a technical malfunction, could be the fault of the airline.
The airline has a duty of care to you, and if there has been negligence on their part, then you will almost certainly be awarded compensation for your injuries.
What can I claim for?
Injury after an aviation accident can range from cuts and bruises to spinal injury, broken bones, concussion, and even death.
If you make a claim after an airplane crash that you have been injured in, then you could be compensated for loss of future earnings, the cost of medical care, and general expenses relating to your accident.
1999 Montreal Convention
In 1999 the International Civil Aviation Organisation adopted the Montreal Convention. Brought under UK law in 2002, this set out terms of compensation for international passenger flights, and means that airlines are liable in the event of passenger injury.
How can I make a claim after an aviation accident?
If you have unfortunately been the victim of a passenger jet crash and subsequently suffered injuries then you can receive personal injury compensation with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. To qualify for a claim, you must have been involved in an airplane crash in the last three years, and you can prove that the crash was somebody else’s fault.
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Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown