With increasing numbers of people now opting to holiday abroad rather than at home, the chances of running into difficulties of some kind are becoming more and more common. This is not least the case because the vast majority of modern foreign travel involves flying which, while being vital to modern life, remains imperfect.
If you are a frequent foreign holidaymaker or if you travel extensively as part of your work, you will no doubt be aware of the ubiquitous problems which can be caused when travelling with an airline. If you are particularly unlucky, you may have suffered some form of personal injury.
While being aware of the possible problems that appear to be part and parcel of modern aviation, you may not necessarily be aware that should you suffer personal injury, you can now make compensation claims against the airline responsible thanks to new rules introduced by the European Union.
What are the most common aviation accidents?
You’ve no doubt heard that you are more likely to come to harm on the way to the airport than you are on the plane itself. Indeed, the statistics do reinforce such claims but, while often being described as the safest form of transport; accidents do still happen. The most frequently reported accidents are commonly caused by:
- Scalding from hot food and drinks
- Collisions with cabin crews’ trolleys
- Luggage falling from overhead bins
- Food poisoning from eating contaminated in-flight meals
- General slips, trips and falls when entering or leaving the aircraft or during the flight itself
Bad landings and turbulence can cause most of these things to happen with the extent of injury depending greatly on the severity of agitation of the aircraft. Of course, crashes remain the worst kind of aviation accident but, thankfully, they remain extremely rare occurrences and, fortunately, you are highly unlikely to ever experience them.
How do I make a claim?
If you are thinking of making an aviation compensation claim, it’s a good idea to compile evidence to help your case and help ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. You can do this by taking photographs of the injured body part in question if you have received an injury.
With conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), physical characteristics and symptoms can take a while to materialise fully and so it may be difficult at first to photograph, but it can be done when symptoms do appear. DVT is most frequently associated with air travel as blood clots develop (commonly in the legs) as a result of sitting for long periods of time without moving. This can be extremely serious and even fatal if a clot reaches the brain.
Taking statements from fellow passengers who will undoubtedly have witnessed your accident will also only serve to strengthen your case further. Taking the personal details of witnesses so that you can get in touch with them in future when you need them to give testimony is a good idea too.
How can aviation compensation be used?
However, if you are awarded a settlement as a result of personal injury, the money can be used to help pay for any expenses you have incurred during recovery.
This includes medical expenses if you have opted to receive private treatment as opposed to using the services of the NHS and travelling expenses if you have had to travel to medical appointments. If your injuries were bad enough, the money could also be used to make adaptations to your home if you have been left with some residual disability.
Contact Tylers Solicitors Today
If you have encountered a problem of any kind while travelling by air, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today and let us help you out. Our aviation compensation lawyers have the ability to assess your circumstances and help you claim an amount that will adequately compensate you for the inconvenience or injury you have suffered when flying.
If you wish to make a personal injury compensation claim, make sure you don’t leave it too long as the deadline currently stands at three years in the UK. Also, ensure that you have as much evidence as possible and we’ll do all we can to help you out as your inconvenience or suffering must have been the fault of the airline, and you should ideally be able to prove this.
With our many years’ experience and highly professional team of expert aviation solicitors, you can be sure of no better chance of receiving the compensation that is rightfully yours than with Tylers. If you require the services of an aviation solicitor, Tylers Solicitors cannot be beaten in the Greater Manchester area for quality, and because we operate on a “no win, no fee” basis, it won’t cost you a single penny if your case cannot proceed. So get in touch with us today to set the ball rolling.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of being involved in an aviation accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim for aviation compensation today.
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