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If you have recently returned from a holiday where you have unfortunately become injured whilst travelling by air, you may be wondering if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. this covers planes, private jets, helicopters and other light aircraft.

It is upsetting to get injured at any point during a vacation. However, some people are unlucky enough to sustain an injury before they even reach their holiday destination. Common accidents during travel include:

  • injuries acquired as you board or disembark an aeroplane
  • injuries sustained as a result of turbulence
  • burns caused by hot liquid spilt by staff serving from a drinks trolley

There is legislation in place that allows you to pursue compensation for injuries acquired while travelling by air. If you can demonstrate that your injuries were caused by the actions or negligence of airline staff, you may have a valid compensation claim.

The amount of compensation awarded for accidents during travel cases can vary significantly. The value of a claim will be dependent upon:

  • the extent of your injuries
  • if and how they impact your ability to work
  • if and how they affect your general quality of life after returning home to the UK

To determine the amount of compensation you are entitled to, you should speak to one of our specialist holiday accident solicitors. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the legal process.

Types of Accidents

There are many types of accidents that can occur when travelling by air. These include:

  • Slip, trip and fall hazards
  • Scalds and burns from food and drink
  • Luggage not being properly secured and falling
  • Injuries from seats
  • Injuries from landing
  • Accidents from trolleys
  • In-flight turbulence
  • Food poisoning or allergic reaction to food onboard

If the accident was caused by someone else’s unfair or negligent behaviour you should be able to make a claim for compensation.

Claiming compensation with Jefferies

If you believe you have a claim for compensation as a result of an accident during air travel, get in touch with our friendly and experienced team of personal injury solicitors at Jefferies Solicitors. For over 25 years, we have helped our clients win the compensation they deserve. We usually work on a no win, no fee basis.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.