Have you been injured at an airport or on an aeroplane? Our specialised and experienced team of aircraft accident lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve.
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, aircraft injury 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 aircraft accident 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:
- Slip and falls in airport concourse areas
- Slip and falls in passenger jetways, tunnels and bridges whilst boarding or disembarking
- Injuries caused by defective seats
- Head and neck 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 as well as aircraft accidents in Australia.
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.
Airline Injury Compensation – The Next Steps
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, experienced personal injury lawyers 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 claims. It is therefore important that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
It is hard to put five years into one letter of how thankful I am to have had you by my side. You have been my rock in this very difficult time. You have been so understanding, compassionate, and professional. Karina, you have been so driven to making sure my injury wouldn’t affect my entire life and determined to get the best outcome for me and my family.
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Aircraft Injury Claims
An aeroplane injury claim refers to claiming compensation for injuries sustained during a flight, boarding, disembarking or other flight-related accidents. This can include injuries from falling luggage, slip and falls on the aircraft, burns from hot beverages or even injuries caused due to turbulence or accidents.
Yes, you can still sue an airline for injury if the accident happened outside Australia.
The jurisdiction and applicable laws might vary depending on the country where the accident occurred. It’s essential to consult with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in international aviation laws to guide you accordingly.
While it’s not mandatory to engage a travel lawyer, it’s highly recommended. Aviation laws can be complex, especially when dealing with international flights or foreign airlines. An experinced personal injury lawyer can help navigate the intricacies and enhance the chances of a successful aircraft accident claim.
First and foremost, seek medical attention. Document your injuries with photos and keep all medical records. Report the injury to the flight crew and get a copy of the report. Keep any evidence, like boarding passes or witness details, that might support your aeroplane injury claim. Consult an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Before accepting any compensation settlement from an airline, it’s crucial to consult with a personal injury lawyer for advice. In many cases, initial compensation offers might be lower than what you’re entitled to, and by accepting, you might waive your rights to future compensation claims.
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WHAT COMPENSATION AM I ENTITLED TO?
If you have been injured in a car accident, it can have devastating impacts on your life and finances. You may be able to initially receive compensation through at least the payment of your medical expenses and wages.
You may also be entitled to receive compensation for the following:
The amount of compensation you will receive depends on many factors. These include:
- The types of injuries you have suffered
- The severity of your injuries
- Your age
- Your work situation
- Your home situation
- Your need for medical treatment
- Your overall expenses
The Stacks Goudkamp way
We are dedicated and the leading No Win, No Fee personal injury lawyers in NSW. For over 40 years, Stacks Goudkamp has been helping injured Australians to receive the compensation they need and deserve.
We are dedicated and the leading No Win, No Fee personal injury lawyers in NSW. For
over 40 years, Stacks Goudkamp has been helping injured Australians to receive the
compensation they need and deserve.
Call or Email us to start the process and to receive expert legal advice for personal injury or compensation claims. Seek the professional support you deserve on (02) 4058 2715 or enquire online through our website.
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We are just a call or email away. Do not struggle with complex personal injury claims processes and in dealing with insurance companies on your own. We are here to listen and to help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Free Initial Consultation
We will not charge you for a comprehensive initial consultation where we will listen to your needs and provide you with free detailed advice. Compassion is what drives us. You can be sure that your questions will be answered.
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Here, we will explain the next steps and what it takes to achieve the best possible outcome.
No Win, No Fee
We will not require you to pay our legal fees, or any expenses (disbursements), unless we win your personal injury claim i.e you receive compensation. We know that being injured can result in terrible financial pressures.
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We pride ourselves on giving every injured Australian the peace of mind that we will look after them by acting on a no win no fee basis for their compensation claims.
Contact your local team for a free consultation to find out if you are eligible for compensation