Have You Been Injured on an Aircraft?

If you have been injured on an aircraft, or whilst boarding or disembarking an aircraft, you may be entitled to compensation. Many airline passengers have rights to compensation without having to prove negligence. However these claims can be complex, as international conventions will often apply which incorporate specific criteria that passengers have to fulfil to be successful in their claim. We will guide you through the legal process and help you get the compensation you deserve.


How Common Are Aircraft Injuries?

You might think at first that aircraft injuries are rare, but you’d be surprised at how many cases we handle on a regular basis.

Fortunately aviation tragedies such as MH17, MH370 and Germanwings Flight 9525 are rare. However, airline passengers on domestic and international flights are often injured either onboard the aircraft or whilst boarding or disembarking. Regardless of your situation, we are here to help.


Types of Aeroplane Injuries

Our travel law team are experts in bringing claims for airline passengers who have been injured on domestic and international flights including:

• Trips and slips in airport concourse areas
• Trips in passenger jetways, tunnels and bridges whilst boarding or disembarking
• Injuries caused by defective seats
• Head injuries from falling objects, such as from overhead lockers
• Burns from spilt hot drinks
• Injuries caused by refreshment trollies
• Cuts from defective fixtures and fittings

Our aviation lawyers have also represented the families of deceased passengers following domestic and international air tragedies.

Regardless of the type of injury in question, we can help. If you’re unsure whether your type of injury is covered, we suggest giving us a call as soon as possible.


What If I’m Still Overseas?

It doesn’t matter where you are located, we can advise you by telephone or email while you are still enjoying your much-needed holiday, or hard at work on your business trip. We can also advise you on what documents and information you should gather before you return home.

All you need to do is provide us with the relevant information so we can assess your claim and determine whether or not your accident would entitle you to compensation. It really is that easy.


The Next Step

If you or a loved one have been involved in an aeroplane accident, we want you to know that we are here to help. With many years worth of experience helping people just like you with aeroplane accident claims, we are experts in providing the best possible service to help you get the compensation you deserve and move on with your life.

Airplane accidents usually have shorter time limits to bring a claim than other types of personal injury. It is therefore important that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.

Simply contact our friendly team of experts on (02) 9237 2222 to see if you have a claim for aircraft injury compensation.

Aircraft Accident Compensation Case Studies

We acted for an elderly, vision-impaired lady who tripped on a defective walkway as she boarded a domestic flight at a major airport in Australia. Our client sustained a serious injury to her hip in the accident, and her injury caused her to lose a great deal of confidence.

We became involved in the matter very early on and negotiated directly with the airline responsible. The airline had paid a small amount to our client for some of her early expenses but ultimately ignored our client’s claim for several months.

We did not back down and continued to place pressure on the airline. Ultimately, we were able to negotiate a generous settlement for our client which will provide her with some financial security and also act as an acknowledgement of her pain and suffering ever since the accident.

View all aircraft accident compensation case studies here