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Flight Accidents

If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact our lawyers today to find out if you can make a claim.

Flight and Aircraft Accident Claim Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee  

If you have been involved in an accident on a flight, you could claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss.  

There is a broad range of circumstance which gives rise to flight accident personal injury claims, from minor trips and slips to serious air collisions resulting in loss of life. The legal team here at Calio Claims have years of experience in handling even the most complex personal injury claims, and successfully attaining maximum compensation for our clients.  

To discuss your specific circumstances with a lawyer who can help, contact us today by calling 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.  

If you have been in an accident involving an international flight you can usually pursue your claim for compensation under the Montreal Convention, an international treaty approved by 120 countries. 

The airline is liable for the death or bodily injury of its passengers if it is caused by an accident that happens either on board the aeroplane or in the course of embarking or disembarking. 

What do I have to prove to make a claim for an accident on a flight? 

An ‘accident’ is defined as any unusual and unexpected event or happening that is external to the passenger. To claim against an airline, you only have to prove that the death or bodily injury was caused by an accident, you don’t have to prove that there was any fault or negligence on the part of the airline. 

What types of accidents are can I make a claim for? 

Common accidents that happen on flights which may give rise to a claim include: 

  • luggage falling from overhead lockers 
  • slips or trips on the tarmac or stairs while boarding 
  • hot drink spillages 
  • air disasters, such as crashes or collisions

What can I claim for? 

You can pursue a claim for bodily injury or for loss or damage to your luggage. You cannot recover compensation for psychological injuries alone. However, if you have suffered from psychological trauma caused by physical injury, you will be able to recover damages. 

Where can I pursue my claim? 

You can pursue your claim in the courts of the country where you have your principal residence. That means that if you live in Scotland, you should make your claim using a Scottish solicitor specialising in travel claims with an international aspect.  

How long do I have to make a claim for a flight accident? 

In Scotland, you usually have a period of three years to pursue a personal injury claim. However, different time limits apply to claims involving international flights, and you only have two years from the date you arrived (or should have arrived) at your destination. 

Further guides for accidents involving a flight 

  • If your flight is delayed, cancelled or rerouted our guide can help you determine whether you can claim 
  • If you have been injured on a flight our guide will show you how to claim for compensation 
  • If you or your relative has been involved in an air disaster our guide with outline how you can seek financial recompense 
  • If your luggage is damaged, lost or delayed our guide tells you when and how to claim for damages

Contact our flight accident claims lawyers

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident on a flight, contact our specialist team today. Our lawyers are spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.  

We will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved, and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.  

To speak to a solicitor who can help you claim the compensation you deserve, call us now on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.  

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