A Guide To Emirates Airlines Flight Accident Claims – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury on a Emirates Airlines Flight?

Have you been injured on an Emirates Airline flight because of an accident that was not your fault?  If you have, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation, if you can prove that the airline acted in a negligent way, and you were injured as a direct consequence. At AccidentClaims.co.uk, our panel of solicitors have the necessary legal expertise required to represent clients who were involved in an accident that resulted injury or harm.

Emirates Airlines flight accident claims processWhether you were injured due to a burn from hot beverages, or you contracted airline food poisoning, or in an accident on a flight caused by unexpected turbulence, or a slip, trip or fall accident, providing it was not your fault but the fault of the airline or its staff, you may be entitled to compensation. Call one of our advisers today, our number is 0800 073 8801, to see if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim against Emirate Airlines.

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A Guide To Personal Injury Claims Against Emirates Airline

Emirates Airline is based in Dubai (UAE) and is the largest airline in the Middle East and is a division of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the Government of Dubai. The airline’s hub is in Dubai Airport, and it serves over 150 cities in 80 countries around the world, across 6 continents with around 3,600 flights a week.

In this guide to making a personal injury claim against Emirates Airline, we look at the following in more detail. What an airline injury is, what your rights are as an airline passenger flying from the UK, and what flight injuries could be caused by poor attention to health and safety. We also look at the benefits of making a No Win No Fee claim, and have included a personal injury claims calculator to help you estimate the level of Emirates Airline accident compensation you could be entitled to.

What Is An In-Flight Injury?

An in-flight accident that causes an injury or illness is an incident that occurs when a accident happens on a flight or on a airline. You may be able to make a compensation claim for in-flight injuries or illness sustained on an aircraft, or elsewhere providing it was not your fault.. An example being as a slip, trip or fall at a departure gate.

When people think of a flight accident, they often think of a tragic incident, such as a plane crash. As horrendous as these sorts of aviation accidents are, thankfully they are rare. What is more likely to happen is a customer, member of staff or contractor, suffering an injury or falling ill because of an avoidable accident which is often the result of poor standards of health and safety.

This can include accidents occurring in the following situations:

  • Baggage carousels
  • Escalators/travelators
  • Accidents on ramps alighting or disembarking the aircraft
  • Accidents on flights

Airlines have a duty of care towards their customers and staff. This means that if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation against Emirates Airline providing you can prove their negligence.

If you have suffered in-flight injuries or illness on an Emirates flight, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

How Much Time Do I Have To Claim For An Accident On A Plane?

There is a personal injury claims time limit for making compensation claims for in-flight injuries or illnesses. If you were injured during a flight from the United Kingdom, and you had booked the journey as part of a package holiday, you have three years to begin your flight accident claim which begins from the day you were injured, or realised that you had been harmed.

Alternatively, if you were injured or made ill on a privately booked flight from the United Kingdom, a personal injury claims time limit of two years applies. This is applicable under the Montreal Convention which covers airline responsibilities towards customers and personal injury claims.

Your Rights When You Fly From The UK

The United Kingdom is one of the countries that has signed up to the Montreal Convention of 1999. According to the Montreal Convention, airline passengers have a right to make an air accident claim in their own country, even if they are injured travelling from an overseas airport, or were flying over international waters.

If you are injured on a flight booked through a UK tour operator as part of a package holiday, your right to make a flight accident claim for compensation will also be protected by the 1992 Package Tour Regulations.

What Emirates Flight Injuries And Illnesses Could I Claim For?

At Accident Claims, we represent clients who have suffered from a wide range of injuries or illnesses because of an airline accident. Some common injuries on a flight that our clients have suffered from include the following:

  • Hot beverage burns
  • Injuries sustained by luggage falling on their heads
  • Slip, trip and fall injuries

If you were injured or fell ill when flying with Emirates Airlines and you would like to know if you have a valid claim, please speak to one of our advisers today.

Burns And Scalds Caused By Hot Drinks And Foods

Incidents involving hot tea burns, or hot coffee burns, can happen during flights if drinks are served at too hot a temperature. This can happen if a member of the cabin crew accidentally spills a hot drink onto the passenger’s lap, or the drink is so hot that it burns the passenger’s mouth and lips when they try to drink it. This can also happen with prepacked airline food if it is served at an excessively hot temperature.

If you have suffered a hot tea burn, hot coffee burn, or you have been burned by food that was served at an excessively hot temperature on an Emirates flight, speak to one of our advisers today, to enquire about making a personal injury claim against Emirates Airline.

Negligent Treatment Of A Passenger With Disabilities

Emirates Airline has a policy of offering disabled passengers the assistance they may need before, during or after their flight. To receive this assistance, passengers must inform the airline of their needs 48 hours before their departure. The policy also covers flights departing from the United Kingdom. If you have a disability, you may need to board the plane before other passengers, to avoid standing around for too long, or you may need to be accompanied by your guide dog . If you were injured because Emirates Airline staff failed to adequately help you, or were psychologically injured because proper allowances weren’t made to accommodate your disability, you could be entitled to make an aviation compensation claim.

Food And Drink Service Cart Accidents

Cabin crew use service carts when serving food and drinks during a flight which are also known as service trolleys These wheeled trolleys can be very heavy when fully loaded with drinks and snacks. If they are left unattended, they can tip over, hitting a passenger. If the brakes are not applied correctly, they can roll along the aisle, colliding with a passenger or member of the crew, injuring them in the process.

If you have been injured because of a service trolley accident on an Emirates Airline flight, which was not your fault, speak to one of our advisers to find out if you would be entitled to claim compensation. We will provide you with the right personal injury solicitor to handle your case.

Injuries Caused By Falls On A Flight

Unfortunately, slip, trip and fall related injuries are some of the most common claims that our lawyers handle. This is because just a small obstruction on an aircraft’s floor, or in a building, such as a spilled drink or broken flooring, can cause a passenger or member of staff to fall and sustain an injury. Similarly, passengers can fall whilst entering or leaving the aircraft, if there is a fault with the ramp.

If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall flight accident, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim against Emirates Airline. Call a member of our team today to find out whether you could be entitled to seek compensation.

Overhead Storage Bin Accidents

Unfortunately, some passengers often try and cram as much hand luggage as they can into an overhead storage locker, rather than pay to check in a bag. This can result in overhead storage bins not closing properly so that luggage falls out injuring passengers below. Luggage falling on a passenger’s head can cause injury to both your head and neck.

If a member of the cabin crew did not check an overhead storage locker properly, you could be entitled to make a Emirates flight accident claim for compensation. To see if you are entitled to claim compensation, please speak to one of our advisers today.

Turbulence And In-flight Injuries

Turbulence can a routine part of flying. However, because turbulence can cause the aircraft to shake often quite violently, it’s important that the flight crew ensures that all passengers have returned to their seats, and follow through with other health and safety procedures. If you suffered an in-flight injury on an Emirates aircraft because you were not warned that turbulence was about to occur, you could be entitled to make a claim for Emirates flight injury compensation. Call us today and speak to one our team to find out whether you have a valid personal injury claim against Emirates Airlines.

In-Flight Food Allergy And Food Poisoning Claims

By law, food providers including airlines, have a duty to list any allergenic ingredients contained in the food they serve, so that people suffering from allergies know they must avoid them. If you were misinformed about ingredients in the food you were served during an Emirates flight, and you suffered an allergic reaction, as a result, you could be entitled to make a food allergy claim against Emirates Airline for compensation.

Similarly, if you suffered airline food poisoning because your food was not prepared correctly, you may also be entitled to file an Emirates Airline personal injury claim for compensation providing you can prove it was the food you were served was the cause of your food poisoning.

Injuries Caused By A Broken Seat

As part of their duty of care towards their passengers, Emirates Airline are responsible for maintaining passengers seats in aircraft. If a chair is broken or faulty this can lead to a passenger suffering an injury, and the airline could be held legally liable. In-flight injuries caused by broken chairs can result in you sustaining a back injury.

If you have suffered an in-flight injury on an Emirates Airline aircraft,  you could be entitled to compensation. Call today and speak to one of our advisers to see if you are entitled to claim.

Personal Injury Claim Calculator

If you suffered an Emirates flight injury, or became ill because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation from the airline. You may be wondering how much you can sue an airline for?” This would depend on a number of factors which includes the following:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • How long your recovery time is likely to be

We have included a personal injury claims calculator to give you a general estimate idea of how much compensation your air accident claim could be worth.

How you were injured and how serious it wasAward examplesNotes and comments
Minor neck injuries (ii)£2,150 to £3,810Recovery is expected to take place in a period between 3 months and a year.
Minor neck injuries (iii)Up to £2,150Recovery is expected to take place in less than 12 weeks.
A serious shoulder injuries£11,200 to £16,830Shoulder injuries, such as those which are restricting the shoulders movement or usefulness.
A moderate shoulder injuries£6,920 to £11,200Persistent symptoms for up to two years. If symptoms persist longer than this, they will be milder.
A minor brain/ head injuries£1,940 to £11,200If there is brain damage, this will be very minimal.
A less severe injury to the wrist£11,040 to £21,480Patients could be left disabled (to a milder level) as well as being left with pain or suffering.
Severe pelvic injuries£68,740 to £114,810Could include multiple fractures and dislocations of the lower back as well as other internal injuries.
Amputation of the little finger£7,580 to £10,730Amputation of the little finger
Wrist fractureRarely exceed £8,970Where you will recover, but where that recovery could be longer.
Moderate hand injury£5,110 to £11,640Such as a crush injury or deep and penetrating wounds to the soft tissues.

Of course, the personal injury claims process can be complicated, so for a more accurate compensation estimation that is personalised to you, please speak to one of our advisers today.

What Can An Emirates Flight Accident Claim Include Compensation For?

If you make a successful Emirates Airline personal injury claim, your compensation will be awarded in two parts. The first part being general damages, which will compensate you for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity you experienced as a result of your injuries.

The second part will be special damages, which will compensate you for any financial expenses you incurred as a result of your injuries or illness. This can include medical expenses, travel expenses, loss of income, home care expenses, home adaptations expenses, and mobility equipment expenses.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims Against Emirates Airline

At Accident Claims UK, we know how stressful it can be to be injured on a flight. It could take a negative toll of your health, wallet and emotional well-being. That is why we offer our clients the option to make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation which means a solicitor would offer you the option to make a flight accident claim without paying an upfront fee.

Instead, you would only have to pay a solicitor’s fee (success fee) on the condition that you win your claim. In the unlikely event that you do not win your Emirates accident claim, you would not have to pay your solicitor a penny. In short, working with a No Win No Fee solicitor is risk free financially.

To learn more about making a No Win No Fee personal injury claim, call us today for your free legal consultation. If you have the right to claim, one of our expert advisers will be able to help you right away.

Why Claim With Our Air Accident Compensation Team?

At Accident Claims, we are confident that our personal injury solicitors can provide you with the best possible legal representation when making an Emirates Airline compensation claim. You can rely on their experience and integrity, as they have up to 30 years of experience handling personal injury claims. What’s more, they will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to claim.

If you were injured on an Emirates Airline flight, call today to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.

Useful Airline Accident Claim Links

Personal Injury Claims For An Accident On Holiday – how to make a successful compensation claim.

Broken Chair Accident Claims – how to claim compensation for accidents caused by a broken chair.

Personal Injury Claims For An Injury On A Private Holiday – how to claim compensation for accidents which happened on non-package holidays.

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