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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

    Holiday accidents: Turbulence injuries

    Travel accident compensation claims are like any other personal injury cases. As the nature of the accident suggests, turbulence injuries occur when holidaymakers experience injury while travelling via aircraft.

    In-flight turbulence injuries are often due to falling luggage from overhead baggage areas, collisions with loose food carts, or the body jolting against parts of the aircraft. This can cause various types of harm to passengers including bumps, bruises, broken bones and concussion.

    Can I claim for turbulence injuries suffered on an aircraft?

    If your travel arrangements were made with a British flight company in the last three years and you suffered an injury that was in no way your fault, then you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.

    Unfortunately using foreign airlines, means that your claim will be more difficult to pursue, but may still be eligible. Speaking with a law firm regarding the specifics of your travel accident will determine whether your case is likely to be successful.

    Accident Advice Helpline offers telephone support around the clock, with no obligation to continue with your claim following the phone call.

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    UK law also protects holidaymakers who have booked a package holiday through a UK travel agency. When taking your booking, travel companies have a legal obligation to ensure you are safe while travelling to and from your destination, and during your time abroad.

    How can I strengthen my claim?

    It is important that you gather supportive documents to strengthen your holiday-related injury case. This should include photographs at the time of the incident, and of the injury you have incurred.

    Be sure to keep a copy of medical records for any treatment you have received due to your travel accident. This includes treatment on the aircraft, while abroad and on your return to the UK.

    These documents not only provide evidence in support of your case, but can also prove that the injury was in no way a result of your own actions.

    What is the best route for processing a travel accident claim?

    Law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, takes the stress out of processing a claim for travel-related personal injury. With a telephone service offering advice 24 hours, 7 days a week from a dedicated, expert team, if your claim is eligible it will be taken out of your hands and processed through the law firm`s streamlined system.

    With an extensive legal team, Accident Advice Helpline ensures your case is dealt with by the most suitable solicitor on a no win, no fee* basis.

    Date Published: November 26, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Holiday accident claims

    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.