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Accidents on-board Aircraft


Flying is one of the safest forms of transport but the fact remains that every year a large number of people are involved in accidents on-board aircraft including a staggering 10,000 caused by luggage falling from overhead lockers. Others are injured by hot drinks being spilt, the result of clear air turbulence, rolling food trolleys and passengers tripping over various hazards on board. 

Passenger airplane flying in the blue sky

Accidents on-board aircraft are covered by the Montreal Convention which applies to international carriage by air.  It allows passengers to claim compensation in the event of an injury or death which takes place either on board the aircraft, or while the passenger is in the process of boarding or disembarking the aircraft. The Convention favours the aircraft passenger and imposes what is known as ‘strict liability’ on the air carrier.

Harris Fowler have a specialist team of lawyers who have the expertise and knowledge to represent clients if they have been injured as a result of an accident whilst on board an aircraft.  We understand the issues associated with this type of claim, including the complexities of the Montreal Convention and can advise you on the best way of pursuing a claim for compensation.

If you or a family member have been involved in an accident on board an aircraft and you would like free and professional advice, call our FREEPHONE number (0800) 213214 or complete the form to the right of this page.