In the post pandemic world more and more people are now taking business trips and holidays; it is more important understand your rights when making a claim for compensation if a personal injury is sustained on board the plane.
Injuries sustained on an aircraft can relate to:
- Air crash either on the ground or sky
- Cabin crew being careless with on board refreshment trolly
- Defective seats
- Loose luggage falling on passengers
- Slipping and falling on the plane
- Embarking and disembarking an aircraft
- Transit transportation to the aircraft from and to Terminal buildings
It is important to understand that all travel relating to aircraft is governed by the Montreal Convention, this ensures airline liability in the case of death or personal injury to any of its passengers if the accident occurred on the aircraft or when embarking or disembarking from the aircraft.
To make a claim under the Convention only occurs ‘if a passenger’s injury is caused by an unexpected or unusual event or happening that is external to the passenger’.
It is important to note that under the Montreal Convention, you have up to two years to bring a personal injury claim from the date of the accident.
If you are a member of cabin crew and not a passenger, you can also make a claim if you have sustained an injury whilst on a flight; please contact us to see how we can help.
Our experienced personal injury team are here to talk to you more about your case and guide you through every stage of the process, giving you the best chances of recovering compensation for your injuries.
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