Have you been injured whilst on an aeroplane?
Although numerous mechanical and engineering processes must take place in order for an aeroplane to fly safely, simply completing a flight safely doesn’t actually guarantee the safety of passengers. Whilst the flight itself may not cause an injury, if the fittings of the plane haven’t been secured properly, they could harm someone onboard.
For example, if the plane hits turbulence, you may be advised to fasten your seatbelts. If your belt doesn’t work properly, you may be hurt as a result. Similarly, if your overhead locker doesn’t fasten properly, luggage could fall on you in the event of turbulence and you may suffer an injury as a result.
As most planes now have carpeting, it’s essential that this is properly maintained so that it doesn’t come loose and cause a safety hazard. In addition to this, cabin crew members must ensure that they take extra care not to spill anything on a passenger lest they suffer a burn from a spilled hot drink or similar item.
Whilst most people are concerned about the safety of the plane when they fly, often when injuries occur onboard an aircraft they do so because of minor incidents, rather than mechanical failure. However, this doesn’t negate the damage that can be done or the pain and suffering that such an incident can cause.
Although it can be traumatic to suffer an injury at any time, when you’re on the ground you may be able to access emergency care quickly. Whilst cabin crew are generally trained in first aid, the plane may be required to make an emergency landing if you require urgent medical care. Whilst this will mean that you can access medical care more quickly, it is still likely to take longer than if you suffered an injury whilst on the ground which may mean that the experience is more stressful.
Should I contact injury solicitors in Ware following an injury onboard an aircraft?
If you are hurt whilst you’re onboard a plane, injury solicitors in Ware may be able to help you to obtain compensation from the airline, providing they were at fault. If another passenger caused your injuries, injury solicitors in Ware may not be able to help you to claim compensation from the airline themselves, but they could help you to make a claim against the passenger responsible.
If you think that you’re eligible to make a claim with injury solicitors in Ware, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline we’re committed to helping people to obtain compensation following an injury or incident and we even work on a no win no fee basis so that claimants are able to make a compensation claim regardless of their current financial situation. To make a claim with injury solicitors in Ware today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.