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Hotel Accident Claims

If you were injured while embarking or disembarking a plane, or while in the air, then the expert personal injury solicitors at Jones Whyte have the know-how and skills to assist you in claiming compensation. Where an accident has occurred that causes physical injury or death, we can help you bring a claim against the carrier. Different rules apply between international flights and domestic flights, and those that are taken as part of a package holiday, so it is important that you get expert advice and opinion from leaders in the field. Contact Jones Whyte today.

Types of Air Accident Claims

Depending on the type of flight you were taking, there are different rules that apply when it comes to claiming compensation. Broadly, the rules are as follows:

  • If you were injured on a domestic flight within the UK, then you can claim against the airlines using UK law.
  • If you were injured on an international flight that was taken as part of a package holiday, then you can claim against your tour operator.
  • If you were injured while on an international flight, which was not part of a package holiday, then the rules are a little more complicated. International flights are governed by the Montreal Convention. That is, any flight where the place of departure and the final destination are in two different countries is classed as an international flight. If you suffer personal injury or a relative/close friend suffered death on an international flight, or there was passenger delay, baggage delay or baggage loss then you can claim under the Montreal Convention.

Whereas on a domestic flight the limitation period is three years, under the Montreal Convention you have two years to claim compensation from the date of the accident.

Claiming Damages with Air Accident Claims Solicitors in Glasgow

The personal injury lawyers at Jones Whyte combine their legal knowledge with commercial sensibility to make sure that we are claiming the maximum amount you are entitled to. For instance, we make sure that we make use of the Mid-Atlantic Settlement process, which is an approach whereby non-US victims of international air accidents can settle their cases at a level between the high level of damages possible in the US and the lower compensation levels possible in the UK.

Contact our Air Accident Claims Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland

Flying can be a stressful experience. However, you should always have an expectation that the people in charge of the flight and responsible for your safety are taking all necessary steps to ensure that you don’t suffer an accident.

It is imperative that you instruct solicitors who have your best interests at heart, and with the legal experience and expertise to ensure that you have the best chance possible of getting the compensation you deserve. The team at Jones Whyte will do all they can to ensure that you understand what is going on every step of the way through your claim. Give us a call today on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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