Accident solicitor in Sumburgh
Sumburgh is located at the southern tip of the Shetland Islands in Scotland. It is here that you will find Sumburgh Airport, which is Shetland’s main airport. Flights from this airport connect to mainland Scotland, Norway and the Orkney Islands.
Having become accustomed to the convenience of travelling by air, you may board a plane at Sumburgh Airport without giving your safety a second thought. While flying is one of the safest forms of transport, things can and do go wrong. All airline operators must ensure your safety whilst flying. However, if they fail to follow health and safety guidelines, the consequences can be very serious.
It is easy to assume that you can only make a personal injury claim following a large scale disaster such as a plane crash. However, personal injury claims can also be made for the following:
- Injuries or illnesses sustained whilst boarding a plane;
- Injuries or illnesses sustained during a flight, e.g. falling over a bag left in the aisle or suffering food poisoning following consuming an in-flight meal; and
- Injuries or illnesses sustained when leaving a plane, e.g. tripping down steps.
Making a claim for airline injuries and illnesses
If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury or illness at an airport or during a flight, you may be able to claim compensation with an accident solicitor in Sumburgh. Claims can usually be made against airlines, travel companies, airplane manufacturers and aircraft owners, and you can include medical expenses, lost earnings and any additional expenses you have been unlucky enough to encounter in your claim.
Time limits for claiming personal injury compensation
Normally, you must make your claim for compensation within three years of your accident. However, this time limit will be reduced to two years if you sustained a personal injury or illness while you were on board an airplane.
Your personal injury claim will only be successful if you can help your accident solicitor in Sumburgh to demonstrate that your injury or illness happened in the airport, while you were boarding the airplane, during your flight or when you were leaving the airplane.
Contacting an accident solicitor in Sumburgh
If you want to find out more about the process of making a compensation claim, use our 30-second test or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and discuss your case with one of our helpful advisors.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown