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Accidents on a Plane

Despite being the safest way to travel, injuries from travelling on an aircraft occurs every year. Accidents can range from minor to major and can even result in death. Accidents can be very distressing for everyone involved particularly as the injury could have life-changing consequences. It’s important to seek legal advice when any accident of injury does happen on an aircraft or plane journey.

Claiming for an accident on a plane

When claiming for an accident that has occurred on a plane, it is important you check you have the following:

  • Flight details and booking confirmations – This will be used to prove you were on the aircraft when the accident took place.
  • The details of the person or persons involved in the incident – (if applicable) – This could be the staff details of the flight attendant or the passenger that has caused the accident.
  • Any images of the accident that took place – This can be used as evidence. It could be of the injury and or evidence of spilling from a hot drink.

Common accidents on a plane

We’ve put together a list of possible accidents that we have personally handled claims for. These aren’t the only accidents that occur, but here are a few examples:

  • Injuries caused by spillages such as air stewards spilling hot food or beverages over a customer which may cause scarring
  • Injuries caused by defects such as an in-flight tray which is broken and causes injury or a seat which collapses due to being faulty causing injury
  • Overhead luggage falling onto a passenger due to a defective overhead compartment

What to do when you’ve been injured

Before you make a claim check you have the following:

  • Date of your accident: You can claim for an accident that occurred up to 2 years later.
  • Proof of attendance: Booking confirmation, tickets or images of yourself on the aircraft.
  • Evidence of accidents or injury: Hospital or doctors notes and/or images of the injury from the location of the accident.

Having this information to hand can make the job of the solicitor easier, meaning they will be able to give you a claim quote quicker. If you have all three you will be in good stead to start a claim with us.

Claimant testimonial

Joel Baron, a successful claimant said:

“I have recently worked with Rachel and the team. I found them easy to deal with, offered swift feedback and were honest throughout the process. I would have no hesitation working with them again.”

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on an aircraft, get in touch with Aequitas Legal.

Call us at 0161 358 0800 to speak to a solicitor directly or fill in the contact form located on this page and we’ll be in touch. We will discuss your no win, no fee claim over the phone and provide you with a quote for free.

8 months ago

"A star in the making"

I’d just like to give a very positive feedback to Ansa Rashid took on my case & finally got things moving. Before that I had Susan Mason who never answered my calls or emails & the case was ongoing still 3 years on. Ansa took over, got things moving & even through her busy day rang me mostly every week, sometimes on the phone an hour or so. I can not fault this woman she is amazing at her job. Very professional, caring, trustworthy & motivational. Plenty of times I wanted to to throw the towel in but she just wouldn’t let me give up. The case took 4 years in the end & even though we didn’t win I’d still recommend her to everyone. Thank you Ansa you are a star In the making

Lisa Jayne Hinds

5 months ago

" ‘in-Case’ app makes things so simple"

I was involved in an accident which was not my fault, and was recommended to use Aequitas Legal. From the start, the whole journey with the team was both efficient, professional and sophisticated, with everyone essentially making the process so easy. Their ‘in-Case’ App made simple things like documents and letters so accessible, and meant I could access any import documents at anytime in seconds. I first spoke to Sucheet, who was the gentleman in charge of the company, who explained how everything would work, and pointed me in the direction of Connor, who would be my main liaison during the case. Together, they both ensured I was given the best advice, and seamlessly helped me through the case, which was concluded with a positive outcome! I could not recommend this company more, and will always be my go-to firm.

Jay Amin

12 months ago

"Amazing determination"

I was amazed on how determined the team were in seeing my case through. If you are looking for a reliable, easy and transparent team to handle your case, here they are. I would like to thank Somia who I believe either led or coordinated my case for doing a fantastic job in both seeing the case through and communication.

Bethel Osuagwu

5 months ago

"Reassuring help throughout our case"

The team at Aequitas Legal were excellent. They were very responsive to questions with appropriate answers as well as being very supportive. They reassured my husband & I throughout our case & helped to acquire an amazing settlement of our case without having to attend court. I would greatly recommend their services to anybody unreservedly.

Sharon Cooper

7 months ago

"Professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply"

Highly recommend Aequitas who have recently dealt with my successful case. Special thanks to James Sloane who made the process much easier ; very professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply. Also very encouraging and supportive with regular updates as well as spot on with getting paperwork and documents organised.
For someone like myself who has never been involved in a legal process I'm delighted with how my case was handled with this company.

Wendy Hindley

1 year ago

"A deserved 5 Stars!"

Fantastic service from Ansa. Shes worked hard on my case and kept me up to date and well informed on everything that was happening. Pleasure to deal with. She deserves the 5stars!

Rachel Williams

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