Have you ever been in a helicopter? While many people have been in an aeroplane of some sort, flying in a helicopter is a very different experience indeed. It can only take a couple of passengers in most cases, and of course it also takes off vertically.
There are many companies around that provide scenic helicopter rides at various places around the country. Sometimes this will provide a scenic view over a city, or over a more rural area. It is also possible to hire a helicopter to take you from one place to another if your pockets are deep enough!
How safe are helicopters?
Helicopters are very safe to ride in. They must be checked regularly and maintained to a very high standard to ensure they are safe to use. With that said however, incidents can sometimes occur that mean a helicopter is brought down in an accident rather than landing safely. Sometimes there can be a mechanical failure – something that is arguably more likely (albeit very rare) than pilot error.
Some people have received helicopter accident compensation because they have been involved in an accident involving a helicopter. This might mean they were injured while flying in the helicopter. Alternatively it might mean they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time as the helicopter came down on them. They might have been in a car, on a bike, or simply walking along for example.
What are the chances of claiming helicopter accident compensation?
If you have been hurt in an accident involving a helicopter and you think it was someone else’s fault, you should consider whether you could win compensation. This might be a possibility if you can prove someone else was at fault. There could be proof of negligence regarding a lack of maintenance or pilot error for example.
The best way to find out where you stand is to call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. Helicopter accidents may be rare but we have the experience of dealing with many compensation cases over the space of 15 years.
Perhaps we could assess and fight your claim as well. Why not give us a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether this is the case? The entire process might be a lot easier than you would assume, and it all starts with a phone call.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead