Many thousands of people in the UK choose to travel by aeroplane each year whether it be for business or holiday purposes. Despite the fact that air travel is quoted as being the safest form of travel, accidents whilst on board or during the course of boarding or disembarking can still happen and it is possible to claim compensation.
Conventions for air travel
Due to the international nature of air travel, accidents on commercial aircraft are usually covered by international conventions. The Montreal Convention 1999 has now been included in UK law, under the Carriage by Air Acts Order 2002. This convention covers all the accidents that occur from the process of boarding to disembarkation and states that an airline is strictly liable for the injuries as a result of an accident that occured on board an aircraft.
How do I prove negligence?
Negligence does not necessarily need to be probed against the airline provided an injury has occurred and this falls within the defination of an accident. A claim for an injury can be made in a Claimant’s home country, the country where the flight landed or the home country of the airline. There can be significant differences between aviation and general accident claims – the most important of these being the time periods for making aviation injury claims, which are narrower than in UK domestic legislation.
Given the unique intricacies with aviation injury claims, it is important to seek specialist legal advice.
Amelans has a wealth of experience and understanding in handling aviation injury claims and has set up a dedicated team to deal with these claims. You can be sure that your case will be dealt with by an expert solicitor in the field.
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