Statistically, travelling by aeroplane is one of the safest ways to travel, but if you’ve been involved in a travel accident, the consequences can be very serious.
Air travel is quick, convenient and safe, but accidents do happen from time to time. If you’ve been injured while boarding or getting off an aeroplane or you’ve been involved in an aeroplane accident, you may be eligible for compensation, and the Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim to cover the cost of your medical expenses and provide a nest-egg to keep you going if you are forced to take time off work.
What causes aeroplane accidents?
There are several factors, which may cause an aeroplane to crash or experience difficulties when in the air; these include:
- pilot error
- mechanical failure
- problems with communication with air traffic control
- adverse weather conditions
It is also possible for accidents to happen while on board an aeroplane and examples of claims that may be upheld include:
- burns and scalds caused by hot food and drinks
- slips, trips and falls caused by obstructions or uneven flooring
- food poisoning
- cuts and lacerations
What happens in an aeroplane emergency? The importance of emergency oxygen
If you’ve watched safety videos, you will be aware that emergency oxygen masks are dropped into the cabin in emergency situations; this is an automatic response to pressure in the cabin dropping. The masks are designed to fit over the mouth and they are generally released when pressure falls rapidly when the aircraft is flying at more than 14,000 feet. The emergency oxygen system is extremely important and it can make the difference between life and death.
How can I find out more about travel accident compensation?
If you have been injured on an aeroplane, you were involved in a plane crash, or you suffered illness during or after a flight, you may be entitled to claim travel accident compensation. Call the Accident Advice Helpline to find out more. The firm has over 14 years of experience in handling work accident claims, road traffic accident compensation, and slip, trip or fall claims, and the expert team of personal injury lawyers could help you to get the compensation you deserve. The company is endorsed by Esther Rantzen and the claims process is straightforward, with most clients not required to attend court.
Date Published: January 22, 2014
Author: David Brown