Aviation Accident Team
Aviation Accident Team
Our specialist Aviation Team is headed by Ross Whalley. Ross Joined Amelans in 2004 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2006.
Despite his extensive experience in most areas of personal injury litigation, Ross has used his enthusiasm in aviation to become a specialist in such claims. He has run many aviation claims with considerable success having become familiar with the issues and arguments raised within this niche area of personal injury law.
Ross notes, “Many passengers are seriously injured overseas in an aviation context and assume that there is no recourse for their injuries. Passengers often seek the advice of solicitors unfamiliar with aviation law only to be told that they do not have a case because they were injured outside of the UK. However, regardless of the country in which a flight departs from, arrives at or is flying over, the Montreal Convention usually applies. This is an important piece of legislation which empowers the legal rights of passengers who have suffered an aviation accident. It enables passengers to seek compensation for their injuries and consequential losses provided they have been involved in an accident. But there is much legal debate over which incidents can be termed accidents and whether the airline can be afforded a defence. Expert legal advice from specialists committed to the representation of airline passengers is required so we would recommend that any party injured when taking a flight contacts us immediately”.
Mrs Dobbins was injured after tripping up on a pavement, causing damage to both her knees.
My contact at Amelans always took time to explain at various stages as to how my claim was progressing which meant I didn’t have to worry about how the claim was going.
Mrs Thorpe was injured following an accident involving a tractor and trailer.
Amelans were courteous at all times and kept me well informed of what was happening even if it was only to say that they were waiting for replies from the other side.
Ms Dawson was injured when a car wrongly pulled out from a side road resulting in a collision
I found that using Amelans was a stress-free experience and my case was settled very quickly. I would definitely recommend them to my family
Mrs Timlin suffered multiple injuries while being a passenger in a vehicle.
Nothing was too much trouble especially when I phoned for advice and this was very much appreciated. Thank you for all your help with my case.
Mr McAllister suffered an injury to his right hand after a motorbike accident where someone pulled out in front of him.
I did worry that I would have to do an awful lot of work myself but this was certainly not the case.
Mrs Williamson was put in touch with Amelans at the very start of the claim who informed her on every step.
I was injured whilst at work at a major supermarket resulting in muscular and soft tissue injury to my back.
Amelans helped Mr Jones to claim following an accident at a hotel in Devon whilst on a golfing holiday.
"Amelans provided a first class service. I was delighted with the way that it was handled. A polite, prompt and authoritative service was provided at all times. Thank you very much”.
Amelans helped me resolve my claim when I was injured at work
Amelans were very understanding and professional. I always felt that my case was important to them.
Miss Moore suffered horrific injuries especially to her legs and spine
"I was put in touch with Amelans after my return to England. I am extremely grateful to the person at Amelans who handled my case."
I suffered a mouth injury following an incident at work
I would definitely recommend Amelans to anyone in a similar situation. I can’t thank them enough for all their help