Hijacking & Terrorism Compensation Claims | Irwin Mitchell

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a hijacking or terrorist attack, we can help you claim compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have a huge amount of experience in this area, having represented injured victims and bereaved families after incidents including the:

  • 9/11 World Trade Centre attacks
  • Bombing of Pan America flight 103 above Lockerbie
  • Al Qaeda attack at Algeria’s largest gas plant in 2013
  • 7/7 London bombings
  • IRA bombing of the Arndale centre in Manchester
  • Hijack of British tourists on a tour bus in India

Our Experience in Hijacking And Terrorism Claims

We have the largest and most successful international personal injury team in the UK, with specialists in physical and psychological injury claims following hijackings and terrorist attacks.

Our solicitors have successfully secured hundreds of thousand pounds in compensation for clients in a number of high profile incidents of terrorism and hijacking around the world. You may be able to claim compensation against:

  • A relevant government fund (including the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme)
  • A party that failed to take adequate steps to protect your safety (such as a tour operator, an employer or another party)

Set up in 1997, our team of international personal injury lawyers have earned worldwide reputations and have won awards for their work for clients injured abroad. The team is recognised as market leaders in the UK by the independent legal guides Chambers & Partners, and the Legal 500:

“With huge resources, an impressive track record and a constant flow of cases, this firm is one of the recognised leaders in claimant work. The large team takes on individual and group action claims stemming from injuries and illnesses occurring abroad, and from marine and aviation accidents. Lawyers at this ‘eminent and highly motivated practice’ are applauded for their wide-ranging experience, and for ‘always responding extremely quickly to clients’ needs.’”
Chambers & Partners

“The power of this firm rests in its ‘Worldwide expertise, comprising five partners and 48 lawyers’. Its talent covers a range of jurisdictions and accident areas. Although collecting a massive volume of instructions ranging from minor to catastrophic injury claims, sources note its ability to ‘consider each case carefully in light of the implications of local law and achieve some fantastic results with it’.”
Chambers & Partners

How We Handle Hijacking And Terrorism Claims

The claims procedure can vary depending on the circumstances and scale of the incident and whether a victim’s compensation fund has been put in place. However, whether there is a dedicated fund or not, we will fight hard to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

After a thorough assessment of your injuries, we will put together a compensation claim that reflects:

  • The severity of your physical and psychological injuries
  • Any past and future financial losses, such as medical expenses or loss of income
  • Costs for counselling, rehabilitation and future care
  • Any necessary modifications to your home

Throughout your claim, we’ll put you first. Our specialist team will do everything we can to minimise stress, and will update you regularly in language that’s free from legal jargon. With a dedicated lawyer, and a client liaison team that will help you access specialist care and support, we will help you claim compensation and readjust to life. Where possible we will seek to get interim compensation payments, before your claim is fully settled, to cover any ongoing medical and other expenses.

Contact Us To Talk About Making A Claim

For a free consultation about making a compensation claim following a hijacking or terrorist incident, call us free on 0800 121 6558 or contact us online.

Accreditation

Legal 500

Practice head Clive Garner is a “game changer, who knows foreign and international law like the back of his hand”

Legal 500 2015

Chambers 2016 

"They are efficient and pay extraordinary personal attention to the client."

Chambers & Partners 2016

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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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