Ryanair Flight Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Accident on a Ryanair Flight?
Going on holiday is meant to be an occasion to remember for all of the right reasons. However, if you have been injured, especially on the way there, it can become something to remember for all of the wrong reasons! In this guide, we are going to take a look at the steps to take if you have been involved in a Ryanair flight accident. This includes information on various types of accidents that could happen, compensation payouts, and more. Here at Legal Expert, we have helped many people to secure compensation for accidents and personal injury claims. You can call us on 0800 073 8804 to discuss your claim in further depth. But first, make sure you continue reading for more information.
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- A Guide To Ryanair Injury Compensation Claims
- What Are Aircraft Passenger Accidents?
- What Happens If You Have An Injury On A Plane?
- I Had An Accident On A Plane, What Are My Rights?
- Bodily Injuries And The Montreal Convention
- Ways You Could Be Injured On A Flight
- Scald And Burn Injuries From Hot Food Or Drinks
- Accidents And Injuries To Disabled Passengers
- I Was Injured By A Catering Trolley, Can I Claim Compensation?
- Slips, Trips, And Falls On A Plane
- I Was Injured By Luggage Falling On Head From An Overhead Locker, Can I Claim?
- In-flight Injuries And Unexpected Turbulence
- Inflight Food Poisoning Claims
- Inflight Food Allergy Claims
- Injuries Caused By A Damaged Or Broken Seat
- What Could I Claim If Injured Or Sick On A Ryanair Flight?
- Injury Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Accident Compensation Claims Against Ryanair
- Why Make Your Ryanair Airline Accident Claim With Our Team?
- Contact Us
- Additional Resources
Ryanair is one of the more popular tour operators in the UK, especially for low cost and short haul flights. While most people travel on aeroplanes without any problems, there could be times when people maybe be injured these types of accidents that could occur include; burn injuries to slip, trip, and fall injuries. If this has happened to you, this guide covers what you could do in the event of an airline accident. We will talk you through the different types of claims that could be made, explaining some of the different scenarios that could happen. We will also explain the legislation in place regarding airlines and their passengers. You will also find details on the average payout amounts and the service that we provide, including our No Win, No Fee approach. If you still have queries by the time you get to the end of the guide, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
There could be many different incidents that could count as a flight accident, injury, or illness. A lot of people have a tendency to assume that this only relates to plane crashes. However, this could not be further from the truth. You could claim for different types of accidents that has happened on an airplane if the incident in question was due to the airlines negligence and as a direct result you was harmed in some way. This could be a burn injury caused by a flight attendant spilling a drink on you or it could be an injury caused because of a broken trolley on the plane. If you have been injured while on a Ryanair flight that you feel was due to the negligence of the airline or its staff please get in touch so we can discuss your case with you.
In order to make a claim for an injury that has happened while on a plane, you need to prove that the airline are to blame for what has happened. The airline could be to blame if their staff members have acted negligently or carelessly, if they have not carried out risk assessments or the correct maintenance, and such like and due to their action or inactions you have become harmed. Ryanair would not be to blame if you have been involved in an accident that was caused by yourself. For example, if you have opened the overhead locker mid-flight and dropped a bag on yourself while trying to get your belongings, you cannot claim for this. However, if a bag has fallen out of the locker because staff members have not closed and locked the locker correctly when landing and taking off you could possibly make a claim. If you are unsure as to whether what has happened to you counts as a valid claim or not, all you have to do is give us a call and we would be happy to elaborate further.
There are numerous pieces of legislation in place governing airlines. For example, there are the 1992 Package Tour Regulations for those who have been injured through no fault of their own and their flight was booked as part of a package deal. There is also the Montreal Convention, which will be discussed in the next section. It is not your concern regarding what law has been broken, though, so don’t worry. We can advise you on this and ensure the right course of action is taken.
In 1999, the Montreal Convention was created to protect air passengers. This does not apply to domestic flights within the UK – it is for international flights. At present, 120 countries are covered by this, as well as a huge range of airlines. It is important to note that while the Montreal Convention covers injuries that happen on flights if the airline has been negligent the time limitation is 2 years.
There are so many different types of accidents that could happen while on a flight. The following are a mere handful of examples…
- Scalds and burns
- Accidents involving disabled passengers
- Trolley accidents
- Overhead locker accidents
- Food Allergies
- Slips & falls
- Injuries caused by unexpected turbulence.
In the following sections in this guide, we will take a look at these claim types in further detail so that you can get a better understanding. However, it is important to note that your injury does not need to fall into one of these categories in order to claim. We could still help you to claim no matter how common or peculiar the accident was as long as the injury you sustained was due to the fault of an airline The sections below simply go over the most common claim types.
We could help you to make a claim if you have suffered burn injuries because of hot food or a hot drink, for example, a coffee burn or a tea burn due to a spilled drink by a member of the airline staff. There are a number of different ways that such an accident could happen. You could end up experiencing burns because of a member of the Ryanair crew accidentally dropped a hot drink on you. You could also experience such injuries if you have been served a portion of food or drink at the incorrect temperature and is far too hot.
Disabled passengers should be given assistance when flying. As per the UK government instructions, it is important to let airlines know about your disability at least two days before flying. The vast majority of airlines offer great assistance for passengers flying with a disability. However, if you have been injured because of Ryanair’s negligence such as they have not helped you to be secured in your seat as you cannot do so yourself and you have fallen out causing an injury, you could may be able to make a claim for Ryanair injury compensation. There are a number of different ways different accidents could happen for example, you could be injured when getting on or off the plane if the crew does not take adequate attention and care. You could also be injured if you are not brought the correction medication during the flight or if you are not accompanied around the pane.
The airplane trolleys are very heavy and they need to be handled with care. When you consider the limited space on airplanes, you can see how destruction can easily arise if a flight attendant does not effectively put the breaks on a trolley or they do not handle it properly. If this has happened, and you have been injured, call us to see if you are entitled to compensation.
A slip, trip, or fall could happen in many different ways while inflight. The most common accidents in this regard could happen when getting on or off a plane. However, you could easily fall or slip on the plane itself if there has been a spillage or if there is something obstructing the aisle when you’re walking to your seat. If someone has spilt a drink on the floor and a flight attendant has not cleaned it up, and you have hurt yourself, you could possibly pursue a claim for an airline accident.
Have you been injured because of falling luggage? While most people could get away with a little bump, there could be people that have sustained serious head injuries because of such incidents. Overhead lockers may come open and items may fall out causing, injuries during take off or landing, if cabin crew has not correctly secured them. Mid-flight, you are able to get your own bags out of the overhead, and so if you drop your bags on yourself, you won’t be able to claim for this.
If you have been injured because of unexpected turbulence, you may also have the basis for a successful personal injury claim however these are more difficult to prove than a slip or trip accident. When there is in-flight turbulence, the pilot will make an announcement, letting everyone know about the expected turbulence. They will typically tell the flight stewards to take their seats, the seatbelt sign will come on, and usually on most airlines you won’t be allowed to order food or drinks until the turbulence is over or be able to move around the cabin for your own safety. If this typical procedure has not been followed, and you have been allowed to move around the cabin and as a consequence, you have been hurt, you could pursue an injury claim. Other injuries an accidents that could happen are, a staff member has dropped a hot drink on you, which he or she should not have been serving at that time, or because you have been flung across the plane due to not being informed about the expected turbulence. and your seat belt was not fastened.
Food poisoning is another type of illness you could experience while on a flight. Food poisoning happens when food has not been stored, prepared, or cooked properly. It could also occur if food has been left out for too long or it is past its sell by date. If you have been served food of this nature, you may experience symptoms like nausea and dehydration. These symptoms will usually pass in a couple of days. There could be other more severe cases causing symptoms to include vomiting and hospitalisation. It is always a good idea to take photos of the food that has made you ill so that you have proof and always report it to the staff.
In addition to food poisoning, we could also help you to claim if you have had an allergic reaction to the food you have consumed because you were unaware that a specific allergen was present as it was not noted on the packaging. All companies need to inform people of the allergens present in food served. For pre-packaged food, this information must be displayed on the label.
You could also claim if you have been injured due to poor airplane maintenance on a Ryanair flight. If the seat you were sitting in or one of the seats around you was broken, and you have been hurt because of this, you could claim. While these incidents are rare, on airlines they could happen if the correct maintenance checks have not been carried out and the plane has not been maintained properly.
If you have sustained an injury while on a Ryanair flight, and it occurred through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. But, did you know that compensation is actually split into two parts? Firstly, you will be compensated for the suffering you have endured. But, this is not all! You could also receive special damages. This relates to any costs you have encountered because of the injury. To further illustrate what special damages are, let’s take a look at four of the main examples…
- Travel Costs – First and foremost, travel expenses could be widely claimed in relation to holiday injuries and there are various reasons why this is the case. You may have the expenses of travel to and from the hospital and indeed parking there. Moreover, there is the potential that you will be unable to drive for a while after your injury. Because of this, you will have to sort out alternative travel to work and such like. You will also be able to claim for this.
- Medical Expenses – Next we have medical expenses. Medical expenses can be anything from the cost of your treatment to any prescriptions. You could also claim counselling costs if you have required this.
- Loss of income – If you cannot attend work you may be able to claim for any loss of earnings. Moreover, if you are self-employed and unable to work you may also be able to claim loss of earnings. Luckily you will be able to claim for this as a special damage as well.
- Childcare costs – Finally, another cost you may encounter as a result of your injury is childcare expenses. You may have to hire a child minder to look after your children whilst you recover. If so, you will be able to claim for it.
We know that you will probably want to know how much compensation you can get if you make a injury compensation claim for an accident that has happened on a Ryanair flight. Unfortunately, giving you an exact figure is simply not possible. This is not something that can be done irrespective of the type of accident you have been involved in, as all cases are assessed individually on their own merit. If you have used a personal injury claims calculator, please note that this will only ever give a very, very rough estimate. Instead, you can refer to the table below, where you will see the typical payout awarded for injuries relating to claims. If you cannot find your injury below, don’t fret – you could still make a claim.
|Injury Type||Severity of Injury||Compensation Amounts||Information|
|Head Injury||Moderate Brain Damage||£37,760 to £192,090||These 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 £11,200||In 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 £33,750||These 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 £6,920||Lower 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 £16,830||Dislocation 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 £52,490||Serious fractures to one or both forearms leading to disability.|
|Arm Injury||Simple Fractures of the Forearm||£5,810 to £16,380||Fractures to forearm.|
|Hand Injury||Serious Hand Injuries||£25,430 to £54,280||Brackets 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 £11,640||Brackets include crush injuries, penetrating wounds, soft tissue type and deep lacerations, impaired function to permanent disability.|
|Hip/Pelvis Injury||Moderate Injuries||£11,040 to £34,340||These brackets involve hip replacement or other surgery to significant pelvis injury.|
|Back Injury||Moderate Injury to the Back||£10,970 to 34,000||Disturbance 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 £34,370||Multiple fractures, severe crushing, future surgery; imperfect union of fractures, muscle wasting with a possible impact on employment.|
|Leg Injury||Less Serious Injuries to the Leg||Up to £10,380 to £24,340||Simple fractures to the tibia and fibula to serious leg fractures with incomplete recovery.|
|Ankle Injury||Modest Injuries||Up to £12,050||Minor displaced fractures, ligament damage, sprains, recovery will determine the amount.|
|Foot Injury||Modest to Moderate Injury||Up to £12,050 to £21,910||Fractures to the foot that could lead to permanent deformity.|
|Scarring||Trivial Scarring||£1,500 to £3,090||One scar which may be covered to some small scars.|
|Food Poison||Significant Illness||£3,460 to £8,360||Stomach pains, cramps alteration of bowel function, recovery within a couple of years.|
|Food Poison||Minor||£800 to £3,460||Disabling pain, cramps and diarrhoea.|
One of the main reasons why we are considered a great choice for a personal injury firm in the UK is because we offer a No Win, No Fee service. This means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if compensation for an injury on Ryanair flight is awarded in your case. A lot of people worry that they are going to be out of pocket because of claiming, as they could end up having to pay for a personal injury lawyer yet not receiving a payout at the end of it. This will never happen when you use our service, as you don’t pay us if the case is not a success. This gives all claimants complete peace of mind while reassuring you that we will be doing all in our power to secure in-flight injuries on airplanes compensation for you.
Have you suffered a personal injury that was not your fault while on a Ryanair flight? If so, call us to see if it is possible to pursue a personal injury claim. The next step is finding the ideal personal injury solicitor to handle your case. This is where we come in. Read on to discover ten reasons why you should choose Legal Expert…
1. Free Advice – You don’t have to pay a penny for this initial advice we offer a free consultation. We have a helpline available. If you call 0800 073 8804, you will speak to one of our experienced advisors who will answer any questions you have.
2. Convenience – Our helpline is available seven days a week. So you can ring at a time that is convenient for you.
3. Experience – We were set up many years ago, and have successfully helped thousands of personal injury victims since then, example accidents at work, road traffic accident, holiday accident claims.
4. No Win, No Fee – We offer a No Win, No Fee service. This is beneficial because it ensures financial risk is eliminated and you benefit from an exceptional service.
5. Reputation – We have an excellent reputation. All you need to do is search our company online and you will see that this is the case.
6. Capability – We don’t merely specialise in one area of personal injury. We have the skill and experience to handle all types of incidents – from workplace accidents to slips and trips.
7. Friendly and Polite – We know how stressful coping with an injury can be. We promise that all of our staff will handle your case with a friendly, polite and empathetic nature.
8. Confidential – We respect your privacy, and so you can be sure that all conversations, no matter their nature will be kept 100 per cent confidential.
9. Information – We know that there is limited information regarding claims online, which is why we have put together so many guides to help you.
10. Risk-Free – Last but not least, as our advice is free and we offer a No Win, No Fee service, you can be sure our service is as risk-free as you will find.
We hope that you have found this guide useful while looking for information on making an accident claim. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804 if you have any further questions or if you are ready to make a personal injury claim. There are also plenty of other ways to get in touch with us if you would prefer. You can, for example, enter your contact details on our home page and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you can send us an email or you can use the live chat feature in the bottom right-hand corner of our homepage.
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Edited By Melissa.