Thankfully aviation accidents do not happen very often. The down side to this is that it may not be very easy to find personal injury lawyers who are experts in dealing with this type of accidents.
A high level of expertise is needed to understand the complexities of who is to blame and to deal with the injuries that have been caused.
People who have been injured in aviation accidents are amongst a very small group of claimants. If you are one of them, the following advice should be useful.
Aviation accidents – getting help at the start
It is best to start the claims process as soon as possible after the accident. As soon as you feel physically able you should call a Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helpline innocent accident victims too win their compensation for over 15 years, and we are here to help you.
Handling personal injury claims for aviation accidents can be a complex process. It may involve having to deal with international airline companies and international insurance companies and the lawyers that represent them.
Accident Advice Helpline has the expertise of our in-house lawyers and you will be allocated one with expertise in exactly your sort of claim. You may be thinking that you will have to expensive legal fees to access this sort of advice but actually there will be no upfront legal fees to pay at all. Your case will be handled on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Aviation accidents – handling your claim
We handle aviation accidents claims in the same professional way that we handle all other claims. You can contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Your personal injury lawyer will keep in touch by phone and there are usually no lengthy lawyer’s appointments to attend. Very few cases require a court appearance.
You will need to provide some details about your injury and these will be confirmed in a medical assessment report which will be prepared during a visit to a local medical expert. You will also need to supply some details about what you can remember about the accident
Finalising your claim
Eventually, you will be awarded your compensation. This will be for the injury itself and for any money that you have lost that is directly related to the injury. So, for example, if you cannot work because of your injuries you can claim for loss of wages. If you have to pay someone to look after your children because you cannot do it then you can claim for childcare. You will only find out the exact amount of compensation once the case is resolved and some take longer than others to sort out.
Date Published: 7th February 2013
Author: David Brown