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Accidents involving aeroplane travel

Personal injury through aeroplane accidents

Air travel is getting safer all the time. According to an article in the Economist, the Aviation Safety Network (an independent database in the Netherlands) has recorded that 2012 was the safest year for air travel since 1945.

However, accidents do sometimes happen and if you are injured whilst travelling with an airline, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. Please ring us on 0800 783 9019 or claim now using our online compensation claim form.

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Clear Answers accident compensation solicitors represent thousands of clients each year who suffer personal injury in all types of accidents, including those that involve all aspects of air travel.

Details of some of these compensation claims can be found in our personal injury news section, which is updated regularly.

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If you have suffered an injury whilst travelling by air, you may be able to claim compensation. For more information about how Clear Answers may be able to help you, please select one of the links below:

Aeroplane accidents

Some aeroplane accidents happen during take-off or landing. There are a number of factors which can cause accidents of this type, the most common being:

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Accidents during flight

Injuries can also happen during the flight, for example when the aircraft encounters turbulence, which can vary from minor bumps to powerful jolts. In extreme circumstances, these can cause structural damage and injure passengers, but this is extremely rare.

More frequently injuries are caused when passengers or crew are jostled or bounced around unexpectedly.

The most common causes of injury during a flight are:

Food poisoning can also occur during the flight, but the effects may not be felt until some time after the sufferer has left the plane.

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Accidents at the airport

Accidents can occur anywhere of course, and airports are no exception. Slips, trips and falls can occur because of wet floors, or objects left in hazardous situations. However, in airports there is the additional risk for accidents on stairways up to the aircraft, the loading bridge, or just walking across the tarmac to the plane.

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Time limits for making a claim for injury in an aeroplane accident

Aeroplane accidents are governed by separate regulations which require an injured person to make a claim within two years of the accident (there are a few exceptions). The usual time limit for a personal injury claim is three years, so if you think you may be entitled to compensation for an aeroplane accident, you should seek immediate legal advice.

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Making a claim for aeroplane accident compensation

Clear Answers' specialist personal injury lawyers are waiting to provide you with expert legal advice. We specialise in all types of personal injury compensation claims, particularly accidents involving air travel.

If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to talk you through the claims process in plain English.

Alternatively, please complete one of our online compensation claim forms and a representative will contact you as quickly as possible.

Different rules may apply in other countries if your claim is pursued outside the Courts of England and Wales. Before any costs are incurred, we will provide appropriate advice and each case will be reviewed on its own merits.

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