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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.


3 years ago

"Excellent company"

What an excellent company. Always answered the phone quickly. Explained everything in simple terms no legal jargon. Highly recommend this company. Got me the amount that we discussed. Every member who I spoke to was polite and very helpful. Overall an excellent experience. 5/5

Andy Turner

3 years ago

"Always professional"

Excellent team, always professional and guided me through my claim every step of the way.

Rakesh Mehta

2 years ago

"Settled for more than what I expected"

Many thanks to the team at Aequitas Legal. My claim was settled for more than what I expected. Kudos to them!

3 years ago

"No regrets "

Really friendly. Kept me up to date so far in my case and always receive regular updates. No regrets picking Aequitas Legal.

Daniel Royle

3 years ago

"No hesitation recommending Aequitas Legal"

Aequitas Legal were the solicitors responsible and Matthew Trusch handled my case, very professionally, but able to communicate with me in layman's terms over any worries I had. Everything was handled with empathy and friendliness, I can only thank him and his team for fetching everything to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aequitas Legal to anyone who needed a professional service. Thank you again.

3 years ago

"Go above and beyond"

As a business we have an excellent working partnership with Aequitas. They are a proactive, genuine, responsible company who always go above and beyond for their clients and suppliers alike. Leemic are always willing to offer support to Aequitas because, fundamentally, they are a lovely and hardworking team who are always on the end of the phone should we require impartial advice! We wish them every success in the future because they deserve to do well!

Lizzy McDowell

3 years ago

"Very professional"

I received excellent from service and support from my solicitor Carl Jones and the other members of staff I spoke to Aequitas Legal. They are all very professional but also friendly and happy to help. I was always able to get in touch and any queries dealt with quickly. I would recommend Aequitas Legal to my friends and family.

3 years ago

"Highly recommend"

My experience with Aquitas Legal has been great. I was given no nonsense, realistic expectations and I am very happy with the outcome. Using their app made the experience even easier, however I always managed to speak to someone if I needed clarification on anything. I would highly recommend Aquitas Legal!

3 years ago

"Brilliant all the way through"

What can I say what a team ashleigh as been brilliant all the way through talking on whatsapp gets back to u really fast and always trys to help you out the all team been brilliant to get me the best outcome I will defo past aequitas Legal name on to anyone 5 out 5 keep up the hard work you all take care.

Dean Cotterill

3 years ago

"Always kept informed of everything"

I have been really happy with the quality of the advice and help I have received over the period of my claim. Always kept informed of everything and my claim has been won and settled in my favour. I would recommend Carl and the team to everyone.

3 years ago

"Outstanding service"

I would like to say a massive thank you to Aequitas Legal for such an outstanding service. The service received was very professional and very swift, I was kept up to date at al times through letters and emails. I would absolutely recommend Aequitas Legal to anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim - Thank You Aequitas Legal

Ranj Lal

4 years ago

"The team were very helpful"

My case went on for just over 2 years. The team were very helpful and Matthew made sure i was kept up to date and always asked for my opinion. There was no pressure and he offered his own opinion to help along the way. Thank you very much aequitas legal!

3 years ago

"Process was made simple"

My experience with Aequitas Legal was excellent overall. The process was made very simple and took up very little time on my part, particularly with use of the 'InCase' App and emails. My caseworker, Jane Hargreaves, was very approachable and friendly, and responded to queries promptly. I was expecting my case to take the best part of 6 months to resolve but was settled with my cheque in the post within just a few months. Very impressed at such a stress free and innovative experience and would recommend to others.

Amy Fox

3 years ago

"Kept updated regularly "

Aequitas Legal, a very professional company from Katie who helped with my initial inquiry to Suzanne, the solicitor, who handled my case. I was kept updated regularly on all aspects and developments and given sound advice regarding my claim. I particularly liked using the App on my mobile which was full of useful information. Great customer service with prompt responses to questions and queries, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you for a quick and easy settlement.

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