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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

    Can I claim for an accident as a test pilot?


    If you have recently fallen victim to an accident whilst trialling new or overhauled aircraft, you may have wondered, ‘can I claim for an accident as a test pilot?’ Regardless of whether you are an experimental or engineering test pilot, production test pilot or airline test pilot, if things go wrong and you are left injured, you are well within your rights to enquire about where you stand legally.

    If you’ve been injured in any of the above roles, you might have a case for compensation. For expert legal advice and to check whether your claim is eligible, give Accident Advice Helpline a call today.

    Your accident

    No one embarks on a career as a test pilot without an understanding the risks it involves. Regardless, no one should have to suffer an accident as a test pilot that wasn’t their fault. If your accident occurred within the past three years and can be proven to have been caused by the negligence of someone else, you may have a case for financial compensation. Some reasons for injuries sustained as a test pilot are:

    • Faulty equipment
    • Poor supervision or training
    • Poorly maintained or unsafe surroundings

    Making your claim

    In order to give your claim the highest likelihood of success, evidence about what happened is extremely useful – especially in proving liability or negligence. If you can, try to take photographs of where the accident happened and of what caused it – for example, faulty equipment, unsafe products or poorly maintained surroundings.

    Documenting what happened to you as soon as possible is crucial; get your accident logged in the company accident book and if there any witnesses to your accident, try to get their contact details. The more information you can provide, the more Accident Advice Helpline has to base your claim on.

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    How can Accident Advice Helpline help?

    Accident Advice Helpline first began helping victims of accidents in 2000. Many years later, we’re still here – and this extensive experience means that our team of helpful advisors and specialist solicitors are experts in dealing with accident cases. They have provided thousands of people each year with advice and legal representation – and now they are here to help you win your claim.

    After you decide to pursue your claim with us, one of our advisors will assess whether it meets our criteria and is likely to be successful. If the answer is yes, your details will be promptly passed on to one of our expert lawyers, giving it the best chance of success. Our team of injury lawyers work on a no win, no fee* basis – meaning that you can benefit from our legal expertise without having to contend with any upfront costs.

    If you’ve suffered an accident as a test pilot, why not give us a call on our free, 24-hour helpline to find out more. You can either reach us on 0800 689 0500 or by dialling 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. You can also text us; send ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our advisors will call you back.

    Date Published: June 3, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.