Accidents On Planes and Boats

If you or someone you know has been injured or become unwell as the result of an accident on an aeroplane or boat then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

aeroplane cabinAs a leading personal injury solicitor StonehewerMoss regularly assist people who have had an accident while travelling on aeroplanes, boats or ferries. You can claim compensation if the injury was due to someone else’s’ negligence for example the airline or ferry operator or their staff. Compensation can be claimed for any injuries that you sustained as a result of the accident and may cover pain & suffering, cost of treatment and loss of earnings.

Accidents whilst travelling on holiday are not uncommon. Sometimes accidents are unavoidable and cannot be predicted or prevented in which case it is may not possible to claim compensation. Sometime compensation can be claimed by a different route. Always check with a specialist personal injury lawyer. We are happy to discuss the circumstances of you accident and advise you if you claim is valid.

Common causes of accidents due to negligence on aeroplanes, ferries or boats include:

  • Food poisoning from aeroplane or ferry meals
  • Slipping or tripping on badly stowed bags or defective walkways
  • Head injuries from falling luggage
  • Burns or scalds from spilt hot drinks
  • Accidents to children
  • Accidents due to in flight turbulence or ferry movement in rough seas

More serious accidents which can affect large groups of people can occur if there is a serious incident such as a crash or fire on-board. These can be caused by:

  • Storms or extreme weather conditions
  • Mechanical failures or breakdowns
  • Air traffic control
  • Pilot or crew error

How We Can Help

If you or someone you know has had an accident, develop an illness on or been injured on an aeroplane or a boat and it was not their fault it is important to contact a specialist personal injury lawyer. Some accidents on-board aeroplanes and boats are covered by different rules and shorter time limits may apply. We are happy to discuss the circumstances of your accident and advise you if you have a valid claim. 

As one of the leading personal injury solicitors in Cheshire and the North West Stonehewer Moss are a local friendly firm with specialist knowledge and experience. We can guide and support you through the process of securing holiday compensation.

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