Aircraft accidents can occur on an aircraft or during boarding and disembarking. Airlines have a duty of care to passengers and employees to ensure best possible safety at all times. When negligence needs to be proved in order for an aircraft accident compensation claim to proceed, Taylor & Scott aircraft accident specialists are on hand to help. Aircraft accident claims can become complex, involving international laws and conventions that affect claim outcomes, with claim proceedings best undertaken by highly-reputable and professional Aircraft Accident Compensation Lawyers.
Although highly publicised plane crash disasters are tragic, with lives often lost and victims (or their families) requiring financial compensation, there are many other scenarios where people can be injured on an aircraft. Taylor & Scott Aviation Lawyers are specialists in the field with the requisite experience and empathy to thoughtfully guide aircraft accident compensation proceedings, even when negotiations get tough. In addition to assisting survivors and families of air tragedies, Taylor & Scott compensation assistance also covers different scenarios including:
The above occurrences happen far more often than most people realise, and it’s worth understanding that people of all ages and from all walks of life can be affected. Aircraft Accident Compensation claim proceedings potentially can be commenced by anyone suffering the result of an air-travel-related injury.
The first step is to speak to a lawyer familiar with aircraft accident compensation law. Any financial concern is overcome by Taylor & Scott Lawyers who work on a ‘no win-no fee’ basis. If we believe you have a good chance of a winning claim outcome we will commence claim proceedings immediately in consultation with aviation industry experts and other invested parties. When serious injuries and plane crashes are involved, the appropriate aviation safety body will undertake their own investigation to uncover any human or mechanical fault related to the accident.
Although it’s normal for survivors and casualties of aircraft accidents to blame the airline or pilot for the accident, an aircraft accident compensation claim will only succeed if the person or persons ultimately responsible are held accountable. An aircraft accident can happen for a lot of reasons, including:
Accidents and injuries including in flight and cargo & baggage injuries can take their toll on a person’s entire life, including their ability to perform regular employment activities. Taylor & Scott maximise potential compensation ‘damages’ by investigating every claim advantage, including financial assistance to cover past and potential future earnings. Additional claim potential exists for wide-ranging assistance, depending on individual needs and establishment of a safe and healthy living arrangement. Compensation assistance can include:
Although it’s not unreasonable to have high expectations regarding claim outcomes, it’s worth remembering that most claims are awarded according to stringent guidelines that regulate compensation payments. Considerations include the extent of injury, your age, lost earnings, care needs moving forward and out-of-pocket expenses. In many situations, a claim is best made when injuries have stabilised and a better idea of injury impacts on work and regular activities can be ascertained.
Although aircraft accident compensation claims can be made within two years of the accident, it’s usually best to commence proceedings as soon as possible, or when injury symptoms have settled and stabilised. Taylor & Scott Aircraft Accident Lawyers work with you to get the results you deserve for a progressive future.
If you or someone in your family has been injured in an aircraft accident, you can make a claim for compensation. Airlines and tour operators are expected to provide a safe service for passengers and staff, but accidents do happen. Proving negligence can be difficult, so it’s recommended to seek Taylor & Scott Aviation Lawyers professional guidance as soon as possible to determine your rights and your full compensation claim potential.
If your claim has merit, we will support your rights to receive compensation every step of the way. In addition, our ‘no-win no-fee’ policy means your right to make the best possible recovery isn’t compromised by financial burden while the case is processed. Taylor & Scott can assist with all travel-related injury disputes, whether the incident occurred in Australia or overseas. Claims can seem daunting when disputing the records of aircraft operators, manufacturers, corporations or safety authorities, but you will be in safe hands with specialist lawyers who are focused on and up-to-date with progressive aircraft accident compensation and aviation laws.
Air crash survivors are lucky, but injuries can take their toll on a person’s life. Compensation generally takes the form of financial assistance to cover medical expenses and impairment benefits, along with dependency damages in cases where a relative has died. The amount of financial compensation an air crash victim receives is dependent on the injuries sustained. In plane crash compensation cases, the impact of injuries on employment and long-term lifestyle options will carry significant weight.
Additional factors taken into consideration by insurers include your age, the amount of lost income (past, present, future), and the cost of covering ongoing care or assistance. Claims can become complex when international treaties and conventions apply or the case is being pursued overseas, but Taylor & Scott cuts through the confusion and can deliver an expert opinion regarding your plane crash compensation chances during your initial consultation. We will strengthen your claim, optimise potential claim outcomes, and present your comprehensive claim documentation in a well organised and timely manner.
Travel insurance covers a lot of scenarios while a person travels for business or pleasure but travel insurance shouldn’t be confused with flight accident coverage. Flight accident coverage is specifically designed for providing lump-sum payments in cases where severe injuries or death have occurred while boarding, flying in, or disembarking from an aircraft, whereas travel insurance offers a variety of assistance including hospital and medical cover for injuries incurred while in foreign countries.
Plane crashes in Australia are independently investigated by Civil Aviation and Transport Safety organisations, and in all cases filed it’s important to thoroughly understand your insurance documentation. Insurers vie for custom by offering policy and price incentives, so it pays to read the fine print. For example, if there is a plane crash and a family member goes missing:
International and local conventions also stipulate that airline carriers hold Air Carriers Liability and Insurance, as outlined in the Civil Aviation Act 1959, for assisting victims of plane crashes.
To maximise your air crash claim potential, you will need to prove your claim with solid evidence from reputable experts. At Taylor & Scott Lawyers, we understand that you would rather focus on recovery and adjusting to your new-normal instead of fighting with insurers, so our legal action includes strategic advice, strong representation, honesty, integrity, transparency and a winning record in difficult-to-prove cases.