Aircraft Accidents

If you are injured as a passenger at an airport, boarding a plane, on a flight either within Australia or out of Australia, you may be able to seek monetary compensation for injuries that you have suffered.

Different laws and conventions apply and each particular circumstance must be examined very carefully to determine if and where liability lays.

Here at Taylor & Scott, our expert team led by Simon Meigan, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, and Belinda Gamble, Associate Lawyer, will provide you with a free consultation to determine if you have a viable claim.

Our firm has acted for injured passengers in helicopter accidents, ultralight accidents, light plane accidents, passengers boarding and disembarking from aircraft both within Australia and overseas, and inflight accidents where passengers have been injured due to the negligence of airlines, their staff or other passengers.

Claims may be brought in certain circumstances under the Montreal Convention. If you were financially dependent on a passenger killed in an airline accident, Taylor & Scott may be able to bring a claim for compensation under the Montreal Convention. Time limits must be kept in mind. You have two years from the date of the accident to bring proceedings. Because of strict liability provisions under the Convention, an airline being sued will have to prove that they were not to blame for the accident. The factual circumstances which are alleged in the accident need to be very, very carefully examined as there have been a number of court decisions, both within Australia and outside of Australia, defining what is exactly meant by “Accident”.

There may also be entitlements to bring a nervous shock claim against an airline. In such a claim, Taylor & Scott would seek damages against the airline for the psychological damage caused to family members as a result of the death of a family member.

It is imperative in such cases to consult with our expert team here at Taylor & Scott at the earliest opportunity. Anyone claiming psychological injuries should consult a Psychiatrist or Psychologist and seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

We act for –

  • Passengers
  • Surviving family members
  • Crew
  • Injured bystanders.

If you have been injured in any circumstances involving any type of aircraft here in Australia or overseas, please complete the Enquiry Form and we will contact you to provide our Free Consultation Case Assessment service.

We offer a Free Case Assessment in all aircraft claims. If we act for you, it will be on a no-win/no- pay basis meaning you don’t pay Taylor & Scott any costs unless you win your case.

Remember strict time limits apply, so act now.

At Taylor & Scott “ We Care For You.”