Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation for people injured in an aviation accident, and to family members who have lost a loved one. Call our No Win, No Fee Solicitors 24 hours 7 days a week on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online. From outside the UK please call 0161 830 4446

Aviation disasters fortunately remain rare, but can have devastating impact. We have the skills and expertise to guide families through the aftermath of such a tragedy. We also appreciate that suffering any accident whilst flying above the earth is frightening and stressful.

If you have been victim of an accident while travelling on board aircraft, domestically or internationally, or on a helicopter, light aircraft, military aircraft or any other form of air carrier, we are here to assist.

Our Aviation Expertise

At Slater and Gordon Lawyers we have over 90 years’ experience of helping victims seek justice and, as well as our international reputation, we have the benefit of being the UK’s largest legal offering. We abide by our mission statement to provide people with easier access to world class legal services.

Our team have guided clients through the aftermath of numerous aviation disasters, including:

  • The US Government compensation scheme following the 9/11 tragedy
  • Fatal police helicopter collision
  • Plane crash in Cameroon
  • Turkish domestic airplane disaster
  • South African helicopter collision
  • Airplane collision in Venezuela

How Can We Help You?

If you or a loved one have been involved in a disaster or an accident on-board an aircraft, or in the process of embarkation or disembarkation, you may be entitled to claim for civil compensation, without necessarily proving fault.

Claims arising from accidents on board aircraft are primarily governed by the Montreal Convention. It applies to international carriages and to passengers, and it allows for the claimant to have a choice on where to bring their case.

Our expert lawyers will advise you on where you would obtain the best possible outcome, to enable you to make a choice on where to bring your case. Our team will advise you as to whether or not the injury you have suffered would fall within the scope of the Convention.

What Happens if I Was Not a Passenger, But a Crew Member?

Have a look at our “Accidents at Work Abroad” section for guidance.

Time Limits

Time limits for pursuing an aviation case can vary. For example, claims under the Montreal Convention expire within two years of the date of disembarkation. Do not put it off, consult with one of our expert lawyers immediately.

Call our No Win, No Fee Solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or start your compensation claim online.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK from our offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.

Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).