What Can Compensation Pay For?
By making an air accident claim, you might be able to access compensation which accounts for:
Pain and suffering
Past and future loss of earnings
The cost of past and future care, counselling and rehabilitative support
Expenses (such as travel costs to hospital appointments).
The amount of compensation you’re likely to receive will depend on a combination of the above factors and the severity of your injuries.
In many cases we could also help you get access to interim compensation payments before your claim settles, which can help cover your ongoing care costs and expenses while we’re working on your case.
Read more about the rehabilitation and support we can help you access.
Can I Claim On Behalf Of A Loved One Who’s Died?
We’ve helped many families who’ve lost loved ones in aviation accidents, and we understand how traumatic it is. If someone close to you has died, our lawyers can help you with:
Recovering compensation for their pain and suffering, past and future financial losses caused by their death and other expenses and losses
Representing you at any inquest
Getting you the answers and apology you deserve from those responsible.
We can also help you access the support and care you need to help you cope with your loss. Find out more about
coping with bereavement.
What Will Happen When I Make A Claim?
After you’ve contacted us, we’ll set up a free initial consultation to discuss your case and whether you have a legal claim. We’ll discuss what funding options are available to you to pay for your claim, including
No Win No Fee agreements*.
Our experts will look into your case in detail to establish who was responsible for your accident. Official air accident reports can often take years to get published, so we’ll use our professional aviation expertise to investigate likely causes of the incident, including potential product faults and how they might have contributed to the accident.
We’ll get in touch with those responsible at an early stage: if they accept responsibility, we’ll seek to secure interim compensation payments, which can fund private medical care and ongoing losses and expenses while we’re working to finalise your case. Any interim payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.
We will fight to make sure your final settlement not only reflects your current suffering, but also the long term effects of your injuries, on both your physical and psychological health.
If you are making a claim on behalf of a loved one you’ve lost, we will claim for the financial support you have lost both in the past and in the future, as well as taking into account the emotional impact on you and your family, and the cost of ongoing support to help you cope.
We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court, keeping the claim process as short as we can. However, if your opponent doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you are entitled to, we’ll pursue court proceedings.
Even when trial dates have been set, most claims are settled before Trial starts. If your claim does need to go to court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, presenting your case and talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.
Read more about what happens if your case goes to court.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
You’ll normally have two years to make a claim in the UK, no matter who your claim is against. However, there are some exceptions to this rule
and limitation periods for some claims with international elements may be shorter than 2 years.
If you are thinking of making an air accident claim, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible to ensure you do not exceed any time limits. Call us today on 0800 056 4110 for a free consultation.
Who Can I Make A Claim Against?
Depending upon the circumstances of the accident, it may be possible to bring a claim against the airline itself or the aircraft’s manufacturer or manufacturer of any defective components.
Establishing who was at fault can be a complex issue, especially as aviation cases often have an international element. Because many aircraft and components are manufactured in the US, it is often possible to make a claim in the US courts. Our lawyers have particular expertise in US product liability claims against US aircraft and component manufacturers, and can help you get the best financial compensation possible.
We have extensive experience dealing with the complex nature of air accident claims. We’ve helped victims of many high-profile aviation disasters and we know that getting answers about what went wrong is an essential part of the process. Our specialist aviation lawyers will fight to get the answers that you and your loved ones need, and to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to make an air accident claim, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible so we can start work on your case. Call us today on 0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Many of our cases are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s no financial risk* to you when making a compensation claim.
At the start of your case we’ll discuss funding options with you, advising you which we think is most suitable. If you have legal expenses insurance (LEI) or are covered by a trade union policy, these may be best for you. Legal expenses insurance is included in many household insurance policies, so it’s always worth checking whether you’re already covered.
If we think you’re best supported by a No Win No Fee agreement, we’ll explain the process clearly. This may involve setting up an insurance policy that will protect you, at no cost to you. You’ll only have to pay anything when your claim is successful.
Please visit our
No Win No Fee page for more information on how it works for cases pursued in England and Wales.
Meet Our Team
Our aviation team as well as key individuals within our team remain top ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories.
aviation team understands that an air accident can be devastating. Our internationally recognised specialist lawyers have significant experience in dealing with the complex nature of air accident claims and will work hard to get the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
We’ve worked on many high profile aviation cases and have particular expertise in US product liability claims, often an important factor in air accident cases. The team is renowned not only for its professionalism and expertise but also its sensitivity when dealing with these complex and often distressing cases.
We’ll put you and your family first and fight fearlessly to get justice for you following an air accident.
Meet Our Aviation Experts