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Boating accident and airplane injury compensation

If you suffer an accident on a boat or plane, a happy occasion can turn into an uncertain, stressful time as you comprehend what’s happened and a future altered by injury.

Non-fault accidents are more common than you might think. But there’s no need to simply accept your fate and allow those responsible to avoid accountability.

If the accident wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation to help rebuild and recover after an incident that was the result of someone else and their negligence.

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Are you considering a claim for airplane injury compensation?

A wide range of circumstances may be eligible when considering making a claim for airplane injury compensation.

When traveling by aircraft, you, as a passenger, are covered by the Montreal Convention, a legal statute that covers the international carriage of passengers.

Accidents can occur when embarking or disembarking, or they could happen through slips and trips on the plane, falling luggage, or scalding or burns from hot drinks being served. Alternatively, you could be hit by the drinks trolley resulting in injury.


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What accidents can cause a boating accident claim?

The term boat can cover a raft of different vessels, including ships, cruise liners, ferries, powerboats, pleasure craft, and yachts.

If an accident happens at sea in international waters, a claim would be covered by the Athens Convention, or UK law if in British waters.

Accidents might involve slips, trips, collisions, capsizing, or reckless control of the vessel leading to injuries being sustained.

As long as you weren’t at fault for the accident, you may be eligible to make a boating accident claim. Call our team today to discuss your circumstances.

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Is there a time limit to make a claim?

When making a boat or plane claim following an accident, you have two years from the date of the incident to submit a claim for compensation. The claim does not have to complete within two years but it does need to be submitted within this time frame.

How can Winns help?

Our experienced, diligent, and compassionate team delivers a total service when co-ordinating a claim, providing their legal strength in pursuit of personal injury compensation, while getting you the rehabilitation and medical support required to get your life back to a sense of normality.

They operate on a no win no fee basis which means you don’t pay a penny in upfront costs, and only pay for our service if your claim is successful. Taking nothing from your out-of-pocket expenses, our unique client care is market-leading:

  • No upfront costs
  • No surprise fees
  • No sliding scale of costs if your claim becomes more complex

Providing reassurance, legal authority, and a determination to get the compensation you deserve, we’re with you every step of the way.

Don’t delay, give our team a call for a no-obligation chat today.


What are the most common types of boating accidents?

Slips and falls on unsafe and neglected surfaces are common accidents in these circumstances. There are other scenarios where the situation is out of your control, like if the skipper causes a collision or is reckless in control of the vessel. This is not an exhaustive list; contact the team at Winns to discuss your unique circumstances.

What is the first thing to do after a boating accident?

This depends on your health and wellbeing in the aftermath of the accident. If you’re able to, seek to gather as much evidence as possible to support your viewpoint that you weren’t at fault for the injuries sustained. Pictures, identifying CCTV cameras, securing contact details of potential witnesses, and a written account from your perspective are all good ideas. But if you’re suffering significantly, get medical attention first of all. The sooner you start your claim though, the better the chances of collating important evidence.

What are the common mistakes when filing a boat accident claim?

There are a few common mistakes that can be avoided if you seek legal help, like submitting the claim too late after the accident, and not collecting the correct relevant information that will help your claim. Don’t worry, contact the team at Winns and we can help.

Are airlines liable for injuries?

This depends on the nature of the accident and whether liability can be proven to fall on the airline. In certain situations, yes they would be liable as they have a duty of care to look after passengers and ensure they mitigate the possibility of injury occuring.

What are the most common injuries in the airline industry?

Being struck by falling items, or the drinks trolley, is common on board planes, but there are also injuries associated with embarking and disembarking the aircraft. Far from a complete list, these circumstances alone can lead to broken bones, as well as head, neck and other musculoskeletal injuries.

How do I file an airline injury claim?

Simply call the team at Winns and we’ll take care of the rest. With decades of experience in accident management, our expert teams can cater for all aspects of a claim and help you get the compensation you deserve following an accident that wasn’t your fault.