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Norwegian Air Flight Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Accident on a Norwegian Air Flight?

Norwegian Air flightHave you been involved in a Norwegian air flight accident? While air accidents are rare, they do happen. This does not only relate to airplane crashes and other devastating incidents. There are many different accidents that could happen while on a plane, from trolley accidents to luggage falling on your head. In such scenarios, if an airline is at fault for what has happened, and you have been injured as a direct consequence you could make a claim for an airline accident. Here at Legal Expert, we have helped many people to claim for such accidents. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. But first, continue reading to find out more about making these sorts of airline accident claims.

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A Guide To Norwegian Air Accident Claims

If you are going on holiday, you are probably feeling excited about what lies ahead. However, this can quickly turn sour if you are the victim of an accident while travelling to the destination. Could there be a worse way to begin what was supposed to be a week or two of bliss? While we cannot take back what has happened to you, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. This guide will reveal everything you need to know about doing so. This includes information on what you can claim for and how much compensation you may receive. We will also look into the different types of accident claims that could be made for incidents that happen on a plane. furthermore, we will discuss the service we provide, as well as giving you our contact details if you are ready to get started.

What Airline Injuries Can You Claim For?

When it comes to making a claim for an accident that has happened on an aircraft, a lot of people assume that they are only going to be able to make a claim if they have been involved in a plane crash or if they have lost a loved one in this way. You can also claim for other types of injuries and illnesses that happen on an airplane. This includes everything to claiming for a burn from a hot drink that was spilled on you by one of the air stewards to making a claim for a broken toe due to the trolley being rolled over it. The situations differ dramatically. However, it all comes down to proving you were injured or contracted an illness because of something that happened on an aircraft due to the airlines negligence and could have been avoided. If you have fell victim to an injury while travelling on a Norwegian Air Flight and you feel it was because of the negligence of the airline you could pursue a claim for compensation.

I Had An Inflight Injury, What Should I Do?

A lot of people do not make a claim for compensation because they find the whole thing too daunting. This is understandable. However, it is a lot easier than you may realise. You can leave everything in the hands of your personal injury lawyers. There are only a few things you need to do if you’re wondering how to make a claim against an airline, and these are as follows:

  • See a doctor – There is only one place to begin, and this is with the importance of seeing a medic. It does not matter how minor your injuries are, you must see a doctor. The doctor’s medical report is used to decide how much in terms of monetary compensation you’re entitled to.
  • Keep expenses proof – When you’re making compensation claims, you will claim for two things. The first is general damages, which is compensation for your suffering. The second is special damages, and this relates to those costs you have experienced because of the incident. This could be anything from loss of income and travel expenses to the cost of medication and childcare expenses. However, you are going to need proof to claim for such things.
  • Gather evidence – Don’t let this final point cause you stress. No one is expecting you to be Inspector Morse! All you need to do is write down the details of the incident, and keep any relevant evidence. This includes photos, if applicable, for example, a photograph of the food you consumed, which made you ill, in food poisoning cases. You should also get the contact details of any witnesses if possible.

Know Your Airline Passenger Rights

There are a number of different rules and regulations in place in the UK, which protect you should you suffer an accident while onboard of a Norwegian Air plane or if you have experienced poor or negligent Norwegian air customer service. As an airline passenger, the Montreal Convention is in place to protect you should you suffer an avoidable injury on a flight or lose a loved one because of an airplane crash. However, there are other laws in place, meaning you are covered for airplane delays, as well as lost or damaged luggage.

What Is The Montreal Convention?

The Montreal Convention helps people to bring their claim for an accident on an international flight in the jurisdiction of their choosing. This was set up to ensure passengers were protected if injured while on a flight. However, it does not cover domestic flights, so it would not be applicable if you were travelling from London to Newcastle, for example. However, you could still make a claim – you simply cannot do so under this act.

Common Causes In-Flight Injuries To Passengers

In this section, we are going to take a look at some of the common accidents and injuries that could happen on an aeroplane. Here are some examples:

  • Scalds and burns
  • Accidents involving disabled passengers
  • Trolley accidents
  • Overhead locker accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Slips & falls
  • Injuries caused by unexpected turbulence.

We will go into further depth about each of these accidents and injuries below. Nevertheless, don’t panic if you cannot find the incident you have been involved in below – you could still make a claim.

I Suffered A Hot Drink Burn On A Norwegian Air Flight, Can I Claim?

Have you experienced a tea burn or a coffee burn while in the air? There is nothing worse than spilling your drink on you while you are on a cramped flight and you do not have a spare change of clothes. However, this situation can become one million times worse if the drink was boiling hot. If this has happened, and the flight attendant has dropped the drink on you or they have served you something way hotter than it should have been, you could be entitled to damages.

Accidents Involving Disabled Passengers

Disabled passengers could be injured on a flight if they have not been given the correct medication while in the air, for example, or if they have not been secured in their seat correctly. All airlines offer special services for disabled passengers, ensuring they get the help they need to travel. The UK Government does recommend all disabled passengers to give the airline at least 48 hours notice whenever possible. This should give them more than enough time to cater to your needs. If you are disabled and have sustained an injury due to Norwegian Airline not catering for your needs even though you had given the required 48 hour notice it may be possible that you could claim compensation.

Trolley Or Service Cart Injuries

Airplane trolley and service carts weigh a lot more than people realise. If they are not handled correctly, they could easily roll into someone, causing an injury. The same can happen if a steward rolls the trolley over someone’s foot or they do not secure the trolley properly and it topples into someone. If you have been a victim of a trolley accident while flying with Norwegian Air, give us a call today to see if you can make a claim.

Slip, Trips, & Falls On An Aircraft

Slips, trips, and falls can happen anywhere in the world, which is why they are so common. When it comes to air accident claims, there are numerous ways someone could experience a slip, trip, or fall. You may have slipped while walking down the plane aisle because a flight attendant has failed to clean up a spillage, which they were aware of. You could trip while getting on or off the plane. The scenarios vary considerably. You simply need to show that the airline was at fault and as a direct consequence you suffered an injury in order to pursue a claim.

Injuries That Could Be Caused From Falling Overhead Luggage

If the overhead lockers have not been correctly secured by cabin crew during take-off and landing, it could be possible to suffer an injury due to falling luggage. If you have been injured by falling luggage during a flight call us to see if you can claim.

Accidents And Injuries That Could be Caused By Unexpected Turbulence

If the turbulence is unexpected by the passengers or cabin crew because warnings have not been given by the flight crew, injuries and accidents could easily happen. After all, there is a reason we are all told to put our seatbelts on once we get into a bit of turbulence. If the flight crew have not given a heads-up about turbulence, and everyone has been roaming around on the flight and going about their usual business, a sudden jolt could easily cause an injury, making someone fall or causing an object or hot drink to fall onto someone.

In-Flight Food Poisoning

There are so many different ways people can end up suffering from food poisoning. This includes consuming food that has not been stored, prepared or cooked properly. It also includes being served food that has been left on the aircraft for too long or is passed its sell by date.

In-flight Food Allergic Reaction Claims

People with food allergies can suffer exposure to foods which could potentially harm them. It is important to note the laws in place regarding food allergies. All food should come with the correct packaging, informing consumers if one of the 14 common allergens are contained. If this has not been the case or there has been a mistake on the packaging, and you have ended up consuming something you are allergic to without realising causing an allergic reaction then it may be possible to pursue a compensation claim.

Injuries That Could Be Caused By A Damaged Or Faulty Seat

We can also help you to claim if you have been injured because of a faulty or damaged seat. All airlines need to maintain their aircraft’s, carrying out regularly checks to ensure the environment is safe and comfortable for all passengers. If they have failed to do this, and you have been injured because of a broken seat, we could help you to claim. These scenarios are rare, but they could happen. A broken armrest, for example, could lead to a sharp piece of metal digging into your skin. A broken lever on the chair in front could result in someone and their chair falling on top of you! None of these scenarios are ideal, and we could help you to get the compensation you deserve.

I Was Injured On A Plane, What Can I Claim Compensation For?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim, there is one thing we all want to know; how much money will we receive? In this section, we will provide you with a breakdown of how a compensation claims value in is calculated.

The most important thing you need to realise is that compensation is split into two parts – general damages and special damages…

  • General damages – This is the money you will receive to compensate you for your injuries. It is calculated based on the extent of the injuries you have suffered and the impact they are going to have on your life. This information will be gathered from the medical notes that have been put together by your doctor, therefore, highlighting why it is vital to see a medical professional if you are to have any chance of securing compensation.
  • Special damages – Next we have special damages, which is the part of compensation a lot of people are not aware of. Special damages are designed to compensate you for any costs you have incurred because of the incident you were involved in. Common examples include the likes of medical expenses, counselling costs, loss of income, travel expenses, childcare costs, accommodation costs, and such like. It is vital to note that you will need proof in order to claim for any special damages.

Personal Injury Claim Calculator

We are sure you will want to know how much personal injury compensation you may receive if you go ahead with a claim. You may have used a personal injury claims calculator online however these cannot always give an accurate view. After all, all cases are handled on an individual basis, and so it is impossible to give you a definitive compensation figure before you claim. What we can do, though, is inform you of the average payout for injuries relating to claims. So, let’s take a look…

Injury Type Severity of Injury Compensation Amounts Information
Head Injury Moderate Brain Damage£37,760 to £192,090These injuries range from concentration and memory issues, ability to work is reduced, risk of epilepsy to severe intellectual deficit and effects of speech, sight and senses.
Head Injury Minor Brain or Head Injury£1,940 to £11,200In these cases brain damage if any will have been minimal and the lower bracket reflects recovery within weeks.
Neck Injury Moderate Neck Injury £6,920 to £33,750These injuries will range from soft tissue damage with further trauma possible, serious limitation of movement, permanent or recurring pain to injuries associated with dislocations and severe fractures.
Neck Injury Mild Neck Injury Up to £2,150 to £6,920Lower bracket reflects recovery within three months, to short-term acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries, duration of the soft tissue injury will play a major factor.
Shoulder Injury Serious Shoulder Injury £11,200 to £16,830Dislocation to the shoulder causing back issues, pain to the neck and elbow and gripping issues to the hand.
Arm Injury Permanent and Substantial Disablement£34,340 to £52,490Serious fractures to one or both forearms leading to disability.
Arm Injury Simple Fractures of the Forearm £5,810 to £16,380Fractures to forearm.
Hand Injury Serious Hand Injuries £25,430 to £54,280Brackets include 50 percent reduced capacity, possible amputation and rejoining of fingers, or amputation of some fingers together with part of the palm resulting in gross diminution of grip.
Hand Injury Minor to Moderate Hand Injuries £800 to £11,640Brackets include crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations, impaired function to permanent disability.
Hip/Pelvis Injury Moderate Injuries £11,040 to £34,340These brackets involve hip replacement or other surgery to significant pelvis injury.
Back Injury Moderate Injury to the Back£10,970 to 34,000Disturbance of ligaments, soft tissue injuries, prolapsed discs necessitating laminectomy or resulting in repeated relapses to residual disability, traumatic spondylolisthesis with continuous pain requiring spinal fusion.
Back Injury Minor Back Injury Up to £2,150 to £10,970 Brackets include soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains, recovery time plays an important factor.
Leg Injury Moderate Injury to the Leg£24,340 to £34,370Multiple fractures, severe crushing, future surgery; imperfect union of fractures, muscle wasting with a possible impact on employment.
Leg Injury Less Serious Injuries to the LegUp to £10,380 to £24,340Simple fractures to the tibia and fibula to serious leg fractures with incomplete recovery.
Ankle Injury Modest Injuries Up to £12,050Minor displaced fractures, ligament damage, sprains, recovery will determine the amount.
Foot Injury Modest to Moderate Injury Up to £12,050 to £21,910Fractures to the foot that could lead to permanent deformity.
Scarring Trivial Scarring £1,500 to £3,090One scar which may be covered to some small scars.
Food PoisonSignificant Illness £3,460 to £8,360Stomach pains, cramps alteration of bowel function, recovery within a couple of years.
Food Poison Minor £800 to £3,460Disabling pain, cramps and diarrhoea.

No Win No Fee Aeroplane Accident And Injury Claims

There is a lot to consider when using the services of accident lawyers, and one of the most important things is the costs that are entailed. A lot of people are actually put off from making a personal injury claim because they believe it is going to cost them extortionate sums of money and it will not be worth the hassle. However, this certainly is not the case;

When dealing with your personal injury solicitor, there are several questions you should ask him or her so that you get a full understanding of everything to do with payments. These questions are as follows…

  • What are the options for funding the case?
  • How much is the case likely to cost?
  • How are costs worked out?
  • Will you charge by the hour or can there be a no win no fee agreement?
  • If you lose the case, how will the fees be paid?

These are five of the key questions you should ask your solicitor. After all, you want to have a good understanding of how much money you could need to pay while it is vital to have a breakdown of what you are actually spending this money on.

It is always a good idea to go for a personal injury lawyer that is happy to work to a No Win, No Fee basis. By doing this, you will only pay legal fees if your case is a success, ensuring you are financially protected. Here at Legal Expert, all of our lawyers work to a No Win, No Fee payment agreement. Give us a call today if you are thinking about making a claim.

Why Make Your Flight Accident Claim With Us?

Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault? Perhaps you suffered food poisoning on your Norwegian airline flight? Maybe you were the victim of a trolley accident? No matter what has happened to you, if the incident was caused by someone else’s error or negligence, you could pursue an airline injury compensation claim. In this section, we are going to reveal why Legal Expert is a brilliant choice if you require help with a compensation claim.

  • Experience – We are one of the more experienced personal law firms you will find in the United Kingdom. We have many years of experience under our belt, and in this time we have successfully secured compensation in thousands of cases. Therefore, you can be confident that you are in safe hands.
  • Specialisation – We are not a general law firm. We work on personal injury cases, and personal injury cases alone. We believe that this allows us to offer a much better level of service than what you would find anywhere else.
  • No Win, No Fee – Our team is made up entirely of No Win, No Fee lawyers. This means that, no matter what solicitor works on your case, you will be able to work to a payment structure that protects you by ensuring that you do not pay any legal fees if your case is not a successful one.
  • We work on many types of cases – We work on a whole host of different types of personal injury cases. This includes the likes of slips and trips, workplace accidents, product liability claims, and road traffic accidents as well as airline accidents.
  • Reputation – We are proud to have built up an outstanding reputation over the years. This is not something we simply expect you to take our word for. You can browse our website yourself and see what previous clients have had to say.
  • We are easy to get in touch with – On a final note, we recognise how frustrating it is when you want to discover about the progress of your case, or you want to ask a question, and you cannot get in touch with your solicitor. At Legal Expert, our lines are open every day. Call us today on 0800 073 8804.

Contact Us Today

If you want to have a great chance of getting the full amount of compensation you are entitled to, the right thing to do is get in touch with Legal Expert. You can be confident that we have all of the skill, knowledge, and experience required to build a strong case for you. If you would like to begin the claim process, or you would like an accurate estimate of how much compensation you could be entitled to, all you need to do is give us a call on 0800 073 8804. You will be connected with an experienced and friendly member of our team, who will be more than happy to assist in any manner they can. If they believe your case is strong enough, they will then put you in touch with the most qualified solicitor from our team based on the specifics of your case. There are other ways to get in touch if you would prefer, for example, you can use the live chat option, send an email, or you can enter your contact information and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity.

Additional Resources

Delay to your flight – Compensation may be possible – find out here.

General flight guide to claims – FAQ about flights

Accident on holiday? – FAQ on claiming

Edited By Melissa.

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