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

Have you been injured or made ill while flying with Wizz Air, because of an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of the airline? Trust Legal Expert to provide you with a high quality personal injury solicitor to manage your air accident claim for compensation. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, so call us today to begin your personal injury claims process.

Wizz Air flightAirlines have a legal duty of care for towards their passengers. This means that airlines are legally obliged to take every possible precaution to protect the health and safety of their passengers when flying, as well as boarding and leaving the plane. Therefore, if a customer is made ill, or becomes injured because an airline neglected their duty of care towards them, the airline can be held liable for the customer’s injuries and could have to pay them personal injury compensation. If you have suffered a Wizz air accident that was not your fault, including: luggage falling on your head from an overhead locker, food poisoning, a tea burn or coffee burn, were hurt because of a trolley accident you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Trust an expert solicitor from Legal Expert to pursue your claim for airline injury compensation. We are a well respected personal injury law firm with an excellent track record of winning air accident claims. Our personal injury solicitors have up to three decades of experience working in the field, so you’re bound to be in good hands. What’s more, they will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. If you believe you are owed airline injury compensation for a Wizz Air flight accident, due to an injury caused by negligence take advantage of our free personal injury compensation claims consultation. Call today to speak to one of our informed advisors. If they determine that you could be owed compensation, we will provide you with a highly qualified excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. Many clients ask us “How much can you sue an airline for?” This depends of the type and severity of your injuries, so an advisor will be able to estimate how much your compensation claim could be worth.

Call 0800 073 8804 today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Guide To Wizz Air Accident Claims

Wizz Air is a low cost airline based in Hungary (incorporated as Wizz Air Hungary Ltd and often stylised as W!zz Air). The airline offers flights across Europe, as well as some destinations in Africa and the Middle East. At the time of writing, Wizz Air flies from 9 destinations in the United Kingdom. Wizz Air is known for being a safe airline. At the time of writing, they are fatality free, IOSA Certified and FAA Endorsed. Accidents could happen on the play, alighting or leaving any airplane, if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld. If you have been injured or made ill on a Wizz Air flight, due to the fault of the airline you could make a claim for airline injury compensation.

In this guide to airline compensation claim, we will explain in detail about how to make an airline accident claim. We will advise you on what criteria you need to meet to be eligible for claiming airline injury compensation, what your rights are if you are injured or made ill when flying with Wizz Air, and will look in detail at common injuries that could be caused by an airline. We have also included a personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much you can sue an airline for depending on the injuries or illness you experienced and their severity and will explain the benefits of making a no win no fee claim.

If you believe you are owed airline injury compensation for an injury because of an accident that was not your fault that you experienced when travelling with Wizz Air, you could be entitled to seek damages or compensation for your injuries, so call us today to see if you are entitled to claim.

What Is An Airline Accident?

When people hear the term airline accident, they usually think of a plane crash. In this guide, we are talking about smaller scale accidents that could happen to passengers on planes if the airline neglects health and safety rules, such as luggage falling on a customer’s head from an overhead locker, or a passenger becoming ill with food poisoning or slip trip and fall due to hazards. These accidents could happen when alighting or disembarking the aircraft, before or during take off or landing and during the flight. If the accident or injury was caused by negligence on the part of an airline, then you could be eligible to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Am I Eligible To Make An Airline Accident Claim?

If you were injured or made ill during a flight, in an accident that was the fault of the airline, your rights are protected by the Montreal Convention of 1999, which many countries including the United Kingdom have signed up to. If the airline was the cause of your airline accident, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill then you could qualify for compensation. Call Legal Expert today for your free Wizz Air flight accident consultation and if you are entitled to claim, we will connect you with a personal injury solicitor to manage your air accident claim.

The Air Passenger Rights In The Event Of An Injury

If your misjudged actions caused your injuries, you will unfortunately not be able to claim compensation. For example if you were hurt from your luggage falling on your head because you didn’t stow it away properly. But if you injuries were caused by negligence on the part of the airline, or a member of staff then you may be entitled to compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

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The Montreal Convention And Your Claim

The Montreal Convention allows passengers to make compensation claims for airline injuries or illnesses that were caused by negligence on the part of the airline. The claim can be made in the passenger’s home country, no matter where they were in the world at the time of their accident. This means that if you were injured on a Wizz Air flight abroad through no fault of your own, or travelling over international waters, you can use a personal injury lawyer based in Great Britain, to handle your claim.

What Injuries Can I Claim Compensation For?

Here are some common causes of injuries that could happen on airplanes could include: faulty seating, luggage not being properly secured when taking off and landing, damage to the plane which is a health and safety hazard that has not had proper control measures applied to it, slip, trip and fall hazards on the aircraft not having been repaired, passengers being scalded and burned because of improper cooking of food and drink and seating injuries and inflight turbulence. Disabled passenger accidents could also occur if the passenger’s requirements are not met, for example, not letting them board the aircraft before other passengers.

We will look at these accidents in more detail below:

I Was Burned By Hot Coffee, Can I Claim?

Part of the experience of flying by plane is enjoying inflight beverages and meals. This is usually a pleasant experience, but unfortunately if accidents occur, customers can suffer a coffee burn or tea burn. If hot drinks are spilled on passengers it could cause severe burns and scalds. If you have suffered a tea burn, or coffee burn accident on a Wizz Air flight due to negligence on the part of the staff, you could be entitled to seek damages or compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Disabled Airline Passengers

If you are a disabled passenger, you are entitled to help from your airline at various points at the airport, and on the plane. For example if you need it, you are entitled to help when you arrive at the airport, reach check in and moving through the airport. You are also allowed to bring your wheelchair, an assistance dog onto the plane. Airlines also make allowances for disabled passengers such as allowing them to board before other passengers. If you have a disability and it could affect your flight, you must inform your airline 48 hours in advance. If you have informed your airline of your disability and they fail to provide the assistance you need, or act negligently towards you in other ways which caused a disabled passenger accident and this resulted in you becoming injured or ill, you could then be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Call Legal Expert today for your free consultation. If you are unable to use the telephone because of a hearing disability, or other condition, you can use our online claims form and an advisor will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

Airline Service Cart And Trolley Accidents That Could Happen?

If a service car or trolley is left unattended it can roll away and hit a passenger if the breaks are not applied. It can cause nasty injuries, including hip injuries, knee injuries or soft tissue injuries. Flight attendants have a duty of care towards passengers to take precautions to keep them safe. If you have been injured because of a service cart or trolley accident on a Wizz Air flight, you may be entitled to make an air accident claim for compensation.

Injuries That Could Be Caused By Slips And Falls

Have you experienced an injury caused by a slip and fall on an aircraft? Maybe you fell because of broken or faulty flooring on the plane, or a spilled on a food or drink item that the cabin crew had neglected to mop up. Or you could have fallen disembarking the plane after you landed if the staircase or ramp was faulty, or had a slip hazard on it. If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident that happened on a Wizz Air flight, and you feel it was due to the fault of the airline you could be entitled to make an airline compensation claim.

Injuries That Could Be Caused From Luggage Falling From The Overhead Bins

If you have been injured because of luggage falling on your head, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries if it was due to the negligence of the staff. Cabin crew are responsible for making sure that the overhead storage bins for luggage are properly filled and shut before the flight takes off or lands.

Unexpected Turbulence

Pilots and airlines cannot stop unexpected turbulence from taking place. However, airlines should have protocols in place to make sure that when turbulence happens it doesn’t lead to any accidents. Turbulence can shake the plane and make passengers and staff lose their footing, leading to injuries, so it’s important that everyone returns to their seat during turbulence to avoid this, and staff don’t engage in potentially dangerous practises such as pushing trolleys. If you have been injured because of unexpected turbulence on a Wizz Air flight, due to the captain not alerting you to the fact and no seat belt signs being switched on call us today to see if you have grounds to pursue a claim.

Airline Food Poisoning Compensation

Like restaurants and cafes on the ground, airlines also have a responsibility to follow correct health and safety practises when preparing and storing inflight meals and snacks. Neglecting to do so can cause passengers to become ill with food poisoning, which can ruin a holiday. If you have become ill with food poisoning on a Wizz Air flight, and it can be medically proven call Legal Expert to see if you can claim compensation.

Damaged Seats And Faulty Aircraft Interiors

An airplane seat being damaged or faulty, could be a cause of a Wizz Air flight accident that could injure the passenger. Faults can include a faulty mechanism or protruding sharp parts on the seat. If you are injured because of a faulty seat on a plane, you could be owed airline injury compensation. Call us today, and if you are entitled to make an airline accident claim, we will connect you to a suitable personal injury solicitor to handle your claim.

What Can I Claim For After An Airline Accident?

If you are injured in an airline accident that is not your fault, you could qualify to make a claim. If your airline compensation claim is successful, you will be awarded your compensation claim in two parts. The first part will be general damages, which is normally the largest part of your claim. General damages will compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you experience as a result of your injuries. You will also be awarded special damages, which will reimburse you for any expenses you experienced relating to your injuries, such as medical or travel costs.

Personal Injury Claim Calculator

Many clients ask us “How much can you sue an airline for?” This really does depend on the nature of the injuries you sustained as well as other factors such as whether or not the airline was deemed fully liable for your injuries. Below we have included a personal injury claims calculator, which will give you an estimation of how much your airline compensation claim accident and injury could be worth. Alternatively, call Legal Expert today and one of our informed advisors will estimate how much compensation your claim could be worth, depending on the nature of your claim.

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 Claims For Accidents On Board A Wizz Air Plane

If you have been through the stress of being made ill, or injured because of a Wizz Air flight accident, and you feel it was avoidable you may want to consider making a no win no fee personal injury claim. What is a no win no fee claim? No win no fee means that you will only have to pay a solicitors fee under the condition that you win your airline compensation claim. In the unlikely event that you do not win your airline claim, you won’t have to pay your solicitor a penny. For many of our clients, making a no win no fee claim is the less stressful option, as there is no risk of you going out of pocket should you not win.

To learn more about making a no win no fee claim, call Legal Expert for your free personal injury claims consultation, or read our online guide to hiring a no win no fee solicitor (see the bottom of this guide).

Why Claim Air Accident Compensation With Our Team?

If you have been injured or made ill because of a flight accident that was not your fault, trust Legal Expert to handle your claim. Our solicitors are experienced and committed to getting you the highest amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

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