With a head office that is based in Budapest, Wizz air is one of the low cost airlines that serves destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, and, of course, Europe. The airline offers 93 routes from the UK, so it is fair to say a good proportion of its clientele are UK-based. While as with every airline, precautions are taken by the airline, and safety is taken seriously, with so many flights coming in and out of the UK each and every day it is possible that accidents could happen. Within the sections in the below guide, we are going to cover all facets of making a personal injury claim if you were injured on a Wizz Air flight, including answering common questions like; what is no win no fee? and also, what kind of Wizz Air flight accident could you claim for? We will also cover how to make a claim against an airline and how Accident Claims can assist with this. For clarification of any points within the sections below, feel free to call 0800 073 8801, but do read on to see if your query is answered below.
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- A Guide To Claims For Being Injured On A Wizz Air Flight
- What Is A Wizz Air Inflight Accident?
- How Long Do You Have To Claim For An In-Flight Injury
- Your Rights When You Fly From The UK
- Entitlements To Claim Under The Montreal Conventions
- In-Flight Injuries You Could Claim Compensation For
- Hot Food And Drink Scalds And Burn Injuries
- Negligence Leading To Injuries To Disabled Passengers
- Airline Trolley/ Service Cart Accidents
- I Slipped On A Wizz Air Flight, Can I Claim?
- Injuries That Could Be Caused By Luggage Falling From An Overhead Locker Or Storage Bin
- Injuries That Could Be Caused By Inflight Turbulence
- Food Allergies On A Flight
- Injuries That Could Be Caused By Faulty, Broken And Damaged Airplane Seats
- Personal Injury Claim Calculator
- What Can I Be Compensated For When Injured On A Flight?
- No Win No Fee Flight Accident And Injury Claims Against Wizz Air
- How To Claim Compensation With Accident Claims UK
- Contact Us
- Additional Resources
While many people assume that the only accidents that happen on a flight would be the plane going down, minor accidents could also happen. If you’ve been injured on a Wizz Air flight, and it was the fault of the airline or its staff, you could make a claim for compensation for a Wizz Air flight accident. Examples of inflight accidents that could happen include; a food allergy, a hot coffee burn, or slip trip and fall or any in-flight injury from a broken chair, something falling from an improperly secured overhead locker, or even from a service trolley injury. If you’ve been injured on Wizz air Flight in any way, and it was due to the airlines negligence, or behaviour call us to see if you may have a successful case for compensation. We offer guidance on personal injury claims against Wizz Air in the sections below, which we hope you find useful. You can even use our service to be matched with a person injury lawyer that can assist with your airline injury compensation claim
There could be incidents that could constitute a Wizz Air accident and most of these do not include a plane crash. Air travel is still the safest mode of transport, and there are so many stringent safety regulations in place that this almost never happens. You could be injured boarding or disembarking an aircraft, or even from a hot tea burn if it is spilled on you mid-flight. Other scenarios that could lead to you being injured on a Wizz Air flight could be the service trolley not being handled correctly, a broken airline chair, or even turbulence that has not been handled in the manner in which it should be. Whatever the reason for your injury, if it was the fault of the airline or its staff then you could look into personal injury claims further to see if you have a Wizz Air accident claim.
Claiming compensation for being injured on a Wizz Air flight does come with some restrictions. One of these is the personal injury claims time limit. There are different rules as to how long you have for a flight accident claim depending on what situation you’re in. The table below shows the basics, but if your situation is complex, and you’re unsure as to which bracket you fall into, you might want to call us for clarification on time limits for your Wizz Air personal injury claim.
|Your situation||Time Limit for Claiming|
|As part of a package holiday||3 Years from the date of occurrence|
|Under the Montreal Convention||2 Years from the date of occurrence|
Passengers have a right to travel safety and this is recognised under various different laws and regulations. While the Montreal Convention covers many different international flights, there is a 2 year limit restraint.
Passengers travelling from and to many different countries are covered under the Montreal convention, which ensures that personal injury can be claimed for. Whilst this doesn’t cover domestic flights within the UK, UK law can apply to domestic flights and therefore you can still put forth a claim in many situations.
When it comes to the Montreal convention, airline liability covers the following aspects:
- Destroyed or lost baggage
- Damaged baggage
- Delays to passengers
- Death or injury onboard
It is important to note, however, that there are limits as to the compensation a person is likely to receive under the Montreal convention. Also, it must be understood that advance payments should be made to cover financial needs arising from the incident.
Being able to claim compensation in terms of the amount of damages from being injured on a Wizz Air flight due to the airlines negligence depends on the nature of the injury, the prognosis for recovery, the amount of pain you are likely to have suffered, and the financial losses you’ve experienced because of the injury. Of course, there are different types of injury on a flight that could be caused, and this is why compensation payouts vary wildly. Here, we take a look at some types of injury in more detail. Turbulence claims, claims for accidents with service trolleys, accidents with overhead lockers, scalds, burns, food allergies or poisoning and falls, slips and trips are all covered below, as are disabled passenger accidents.
However, it’s wise to note that if your incident doesn’t appear in the sections below, it doesn’t mean you won’t have a claim. Just call us and we’ll let you know whether we feel you do have cause to claim.
If you were to be injured on a Wizz Air flight by hot tea or coffee, or hot food, then you might suffer a burn or scald, which could be very painful. If the burn or scald is bad enough, it may cause unsightly scarring, which could likely not be very pleasant for you to have to deal with. It may even affect your confidence. You may be entitled to compensation if the hot food or drink burn was the result of the cabin crew accidentally spilling it on you, call us to see if you have a case for airline compensation.
It is very likely that if you have travelled with a disability before, you will know only too well to notify your airline in advance to let them know of your needs. In terms of flight disability notification, an airline has a page to advise you of what needs to be done before you travel. You need to inform them in advance of travel (at least 48 hours) that you have a disability and need special assistance.
Cabin crew are trained to assist disabled passengers. If they fail to care for a passenger accordingly, whether that means they forget to provide medication, or do not secure the passenger in properly, or do not give the care notified and required by the disabled passenger, and the passenger is injured, then that passenger could have cause to claim for being injured on a flight.
Airline trolleys are often a lot heavier than they look. And they could cause injuries in some cases. This is why airline staff are trained to operate the trolleys safely. If, however, they fail to operate the cart safely and you are injured, then you might want to look into claiming compensation for service trolley injury. Whether it is because airline staff have not applied the brakes and the trolley has gotten away from them and crashed into you, or they fail to take the necessary care when manoeuvring the service cart, call us to see if you have a case for compensation.
If you’ve been injured on a Wizz Air flight from a slip, trip or fall, whether boarding or disembarking or while in flight, it could lead to a claim. Whether or not you were at fault for the fall or slip makes a big difference as to whether you can claim compensation. If, for example, you tripped over your shoelaces, then you would not likely have a claim. If you have tripped on damaged flooring or slipped on a spill that was not marked or cleared up in a timely manner then it might lead to a claim being successful.
Injuries caused by falling luggage from the overhead lockers could be painful. In some cases, depending on how heavy the item was, it could cause severe injury. The types of injury caused by falling objects may include head injuries, which can range from cuts and bruising to severe head trauma. If the lockers haven’t been made secure by cabin crew prior to take off, or landing and something falls out, and you are injured then you could have a claim for a Wizz Air flight injury call us to see if you have eligibility.
Turbulence, sometimes, is unavoidable, and as a natural occurrence, doesn’t always lead to a successful claim. A successful turbulence injury claim could occur when the actions of the liable party are deemed to be negligent. For example if a member of staff continued to serve hot drinks while it was turbulent, and spilled that drink on you because of the turbulence, this may be classed as negligence due to the fact that during turbulence the inflight service should be suspended so not to cause unnecessary injury. If you are unsure as to whether your injury during unexpected turbulence was due to the negligence of an airline call us for clarification.
If a pre-informed allergy has been notified to the airline, however you have been served food containing the allergen in anyway or food is not labelled with an allergen, and allergic reaction occurs, then the airline may be liable for the suffering caused. Another way in which food-related claims can happen is through food poisoning. If food is not heated correctly, or stored at the wrong temperature, this could cause some very unpleasant effects, and this may well have an effect on your health. If you’ve been made unwell by food served on a Wizz Air flight, you can call our team and we’ll talk you through whether you have a claim.
Whilst many aircraft’s are in a good state of repair, it is only natural that wear and tear happens, especially when it comes to the seating within an aircraft. If you are injured on a flight because of a broken seat, then you may suffer injuries, for example if a seat has collapsed, or you may suffer cuts if there are sharp edges on the broken part of the seat.
If you’ve been injured on a Wizz Air flight, you’re likely to want to have some idea of what you could be looking at in terms of a compensation payment. While we haven’t used a personal injury claims calculator here, we have pulled together some guideline amounts for common injuries. Should you wish to try and get a more accurate idea of your possible payment bracket, do get in touch.
|Type of Injury||Severity||Amount||Information|
|Head Injury||Minor brain or head injury to moderate brain damage.||£1,940 to £192,090||Brackets start at brain damage being minimal, good recovery will be made to concentration and memory effected, work life affected, intellectual deficit, a personality change, an effect on sight, speech and senses with a significant risk of epilepsy.|
|Neck Injury||Minor to Moderate||Up to £2,150 to £33,750||Brackets starts at soft tissue damage with recovery in 3 months to accelerated and/or exacerbated a pre-existing condition, permanent nuisance symptoms, wrenching-type injury and disc lesion of the more severe type. The top end of this brackets includes included chronic conditions, usually involving referred symptoms to other parts of the anatomy.|
|Shoulder Injury||Severe||£16,830 to £42,110||Significant disability leading to neck and arm pain.|
|Arm Injury||Simple Fractures||£5,810 to £16,830||Simple fractures of the forearm.|
|Hand Injury||Moderate to Serious||£5,110 to £54,280||Starting off at soft tissue damage, crush injury, laceration, deep wounds to significant impaired function, permanent disability, to reduced capacity, loss of grip, amputation of fingers and possibly palm.|
|Hip/Pelvis Injury||Moderate||£11,040 to £34,340||Hip replacement, hip/pelvis surgery, to significant pelvis/hip permanent disability.|
|Leg Injury||Less serious leg injuries to severe leg injuries.||Up to £10,380 to £119,210||Brackets start as simple leBrackets start as simple leg fractures, leg will be left with metal implant and/or defective gait, a limp, impaired mobility, sensory loss, discomfort, to imperfect union of fractures, muscle waste, serious compound fractures resulting in instability multiple fractures, effect on employment.g fractures, leg will be left with metal implant and/or defective gait, a limp, impaired mobility, sensory loss, discomfort, to imperfect union of fractures, muscle waste, serious compound fractures, multiple fractures, effect on employment.|
|Knee Injury||Moderate||Up to £12,050 to £22,960||Brackets include twisting, bruising, continuous discomfort to dislocation, torn cartilage, mild future disability.|
|Ankle Injury||Modest Injuries||Upto £12,050||Undisplaced fractures, twists, sprains, ligament injuries.|
|Foot Injury||Modest to Serious||Upto £12,050 to £34,370||Simple metatarsal fractures, ruptured ligaments, puncture wounds to metatarsal fractures resulting in permanent, deformity, risk of fusion surgery to severe injury to a foot or heel.|
|Food Poisoning||Serious but short lived.||£8,360 to £16,830||Diarrhoea and vomiting, disturbance of bowel unction, impact of eating, these brackets are time sensitive if symptoms are indefinite then the top end of the bracket will be considered.|
|Scarring||Trivial Scarring||£1,500 to £3,090||Minor scarring.|
|Psychiatric Injury||Less Severe||£1,350 to £5,130||The length of the psychiatric injury plays a vital role.|
|Fatal Incident||Immediate Unconsciousness/Death within One Week||£1,200 to £2,450|
|Loss of Earnings||An example||£30 000||An injured party may not be able to return to work for a period of time, possibly losing earnings of i.e. £30 000 which may be recuperated as part of special damages.|
Airline compensation payouts, like all personal injury claims, include lots of different considerations. Your payment may be made up of some or all of the following, depending on which applies to your case:
The monies that are calculated based on the injuries you’ve had to bear. Pain and suffering and mental impact will be measured here.
The financial impact that your injury has caused, which can be broken down into:
- Care costs
- Earning losses (both immediate and future)
- Medical costs
- Adaptations to home
- Travel costs
It is a good idea to keep hold of receipts for costs you have paid out as this will act as good proof of the financial implications of your injuries.
Making claims if you have been injured on a Wizz Air flight doesn’t mean you’ll have to save up for a solicitor. Nowadays, many solicitors of this type work on what’s known as a conditional fee basis, which means the condition that has to be met for them to get paid is that your case is successful. They then take a pre-agreed percentage of this. If you don’t get a payout, then you wont have to pay fees to them, and therefore you won’t put yourself at financial risk for making a claim.
We know only too well how complex the claims process can be for those who haven’t experienced it before, and the last thing we want for you is to have to bear any heavy stress at what is almost certain to be a difficult time for you. At Accident Claims, we can offer free advice and support to those in your position, and we can connect you with a great personal injury solicitor to handle the hard work of bringing your case to fruition. Our three step process – as detailed below -couldn’t be simpler, and we genuinely want the best for your case, which is why we work hard to give you a service you can depend on.
Are you ready to claim, or do you want more advice? Whatever your situation, call 0800 073 8801 and we’ll happily deal with any queries or match you with a solicitor that can fight for compensation if you’ve been injured on a Wiz Air flight through no fault of your own.
|Get in touch via email, post or phone.||We can then assess your situation and advise if we think you have a claim.||If you want to go ahead, we can help you start that claim.|
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