A call to action to anyone who has experienced turbulence trouble on an aeroplane

Turbulence Trouble: Claiming Compensation After In-Flight Accidents

In the unfortunate event of an accident occurring on an aeroplane, you may be entitled to compensation, especially if the airline’s negligence played a role in the incident. At Holiday Claims Bureau, we specialise in helping victims of aeroplane accidents claim the compensation they deserve. Our team of expert solicitors provides comprehensive legal support to ensure you receive the highest possible compensation.

A recent incident that has made worldwide news has alerted travellers and holidaymakers to these incidents. Holidaymakers should know that they can follow specific steps to seek compensation from an airline if an unfortunate incident occurs. This includes situations where they are injured, unable to complete their holiday, unable to return to work, or suffer other afflictions.

Recent Incidents: Turbulence accidents to become more common?

On May 21, 2024, Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 encountered severe turbulence while en route from London to Singapore. The Boeing 777-300ER experienced turbulence over Myanmar at around 7:49 a.m. UTC (3:49 a.m. ET). This incident led to a rapid descent from 37,000 feet to 31,000 feet, causing significant injuries to passengers and crew members onboard.

Regrettably, a 73-year-old British gentleman passed away due to a cardiac arrest. Additionally, a total of 71 individuals, representing diverse nationalities such as Australians, Britons, Singaporeans, and New Zealanders, sustained injuries.

The interior of the cabin was in a state of disarray, with personal effects, food, and various articles strewn about. A number of passengers and crew members suffered cranial trauma as a consequence of impact with the overhead compartments or the cabin ceiling.

According to a study published in Geophysical Research Letters in 2021, there has been a 17% increase in severe turbulence over the last 20 years, with some regions experiencing an even more significant increase. This trend is expected to worsen as global temperatures continue to rise.

As a consequence, there may be an increase in compensation claims made against the companies who facilitate air travel in future. Holiday Claims Bureau promises any holidaymakers or travellers that we will fight for your compensation if you are involved in an accident on an aeroplane. We stand ready to hear your story and assess whether you are eligible to make a claim.

Five days after the Singapore Airlines incident, Qatar Airways faced a turbulence scare on one of its flights.

Passengers on a flight from Doha to Dublin endured turbulent conditions, describing a chaotic scene as the aircraft unexpectedly dropped hundreds of feet.

Twelve people were injured during the incident, with eight of them receiving medical attention upon landing in Dublin. Witnesses recounted how flight attendants were thrown into the air, colliding with the aircraft’s ceiling.

Are you the victim of an aeroplane accident that wasn’t your fault? Get a free legal consultation today by calling 0161 813 2131 or filling out our online contact form.

Our aeroplane accident solicitors can help you determine the value of your claim and work on a No Win No Fee basis.

Types of Aeroplane Accidents

Accidents on aeroplanes can vary widely. If you’ve been involved in an aeroplane accident you’re confident was due to the negligence of the airport, airline company, or tour operator that booked your flights, you may be eligible for compensation. Some of the most common incidents include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Turbulence-related injuries: Passengers can suffer head injuries, fractures, and cuts due to unexpected turbulence.
  • Falling luggage: Injuries can occur when luggage falls from overhead lockers.
  • Hot liquid spills: Scalding injuries caused by spilled hot drinks.
  • Slips, trips, and falls: These can happen on the plane, often due to wet floors or obstacles in the aisle.

Steps to Take After an Aeroplane Accident

If you are involved in an accident on an aeroplane, follow these steps to strengthen your compensation claim:

  • Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Regardless of the severity, it is crucial to get medical help to document your injuries.
  • Report the Incident: Notify the airline crew and, if applicable, your holiday package operator about the accident.
  • Gather Evidence: Collect contact details of witnesses, take photographs of the accident scene, and keep records of any medical expenses incurred.
  • Consult Holiday Claims Bureau: Get in touch with our solicitors for independent legal advice and avoid accepting initial offers from the airline without legal consultation.

Are you the victim of an aeroplane accident that wasn’t your fault? Get a free legal consultation today by calling 0161 813 2131 or filling out our online contact form.

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Once an agreement has been made a cash sum will be awarded to you

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Turbulence Trouble: Claiming Compensation After In-Flight Accidents