Aviation Accidents and Issues


Statistically, travel by air is one of the safest forms of transport today.

However, accidents can and do unfortunately happen from time to time.
At Gerard McDermott QC Ltd, we have the experience  to help and you support you when you have suffered such an accident.

We can help with the following types of claim:

  • Slips and trips in and around the aircraft
  • Accidents embarking or disembarking whilst at the airport
  • Injuries from falling luggage from overhead lockers
  • Burns and scalding from food and drink
  • Crashes and collisions

How Do I Make A Claim?

International carriage by air is governed by a set of rules called the Montreal Convention that allow for compensation claims involving death or personal injury to be brought against the airline.

The Convention operates in favour of passengers in that, for example, claims can be brought in the country that is most convenient for the passenger and imposes strict liability on airlines.

This means that regardless of where your accident actually happened, you can still bring a claim in England and Wales and providing you can prove you suffered an accident within the meaning of the Convention, you do not necessarily have to prove that someone was to blame.

Time Limits for Making a Claim

There is a strict 2 year time limit for bringing claims under the Convention and unlike the time limits that apply to other types of accident, this time cannot in any way be varied.

If you have suffered an accident on board an aircraft or at an airport, contact us today on 0161 304 4308  to discuss you claim.