An air accident encompasses many different circumstances and accounts for a wide range of accident types – perhaps involving an aircraft, helicopter, or even a hang glider or paraglider. An air accident investigation is undertaken following any accident, whether by an insurance company or even the police if the accident was severe.
The purpose of an air accident investigation is to determine the cause and circumstances of the accident. The investigation may be looking for evidence of the following:
- Faulty equipment
- Mechanical failures
- Adverse weather condition
- Lack of training from pilots
- Freak occurrences such as interference from a bird
How can an air accident investigation help my claim?
An air accident investigation is a helpful process for anyone looking to make a claim. If you have been involved in an accident in the air, you may have incurred injuries that have caused you a great deal of pain and inconvenience, perhaps hindering your daily life or preventing you from working.
By pinpointing the cause of the accident, an air accident investigation can evidence when an accident was someone else’s fault. To make a claim for compensation, the accident will need to have occurred within the past three years. You will also need to show that you required medical attention and that the accident was caused by someone else. The outcome of an investigation can prove the latter.
I have been involved in an air accident, what should I do next?
Once you have received medical attention, you should get in touch with a compensation provider as soon as you possibly can. A compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline will steer you through the claims process, sensitive to the traumatic experience you have been through and mindful that claiming compensation should be as simple and stress-free as possible.
Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that you have access to the legal expertise your case needs. As you have been involved in an air accident, this is considered a niche accident type that will need to be progressed with a legal team with specific experience in this area. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work with over 190 legal partners which means we are always able to identify the best expertise for your case, ensuring that you have the best possible chance of a positive outcome.
The claims process with Accident Advice Helpline is very simple. One of our highly trained advisors will take the details of your case, and then you can relax while we will handle the rest. Most claims can be processed over the telephone, and you will likely not need to attend court, although a medical assessment may be required to help with your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by renowned UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, giving you the peace of mind that you will be treated respectfully and sensitively, on a no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown