If you or a family member has been injured on an airline, or been involved in an plane crash or accident, it's possible you might be able to start an airline compensation claim.
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Common questions about Airline Compensation Claims
After an aircraft accident there will usually be an investigation by the aviation safety authority to work out who is at fault.
This type of investigation can assist in identifying who you may be able to bring a claim for compensation against.
- The airline maintenance engineer
- An airport corporation
- The statutory regulator, such as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
- The airline manufacturer
- The airline component manufacturer
It all depends on what your injuries and losses are.
Benefits often available for you to claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Impairment benefits
- Death and dependency benefits
It is also affected by factors like your age, amount of lost earnings, care you need now and in the future, out-of-pocket expenses and possible future expenses such as surgery.
Once your injuries have stabilised that you will have a better idea of what you can claim.
If the airline accident caused the passing of a relative, the amount will depend on a number of things such as relevant international conventions (if any), if the claim is being pursued in Australia or overseas, and if there is a faulty product involved in the claim.
We recommend lodging any claim as soon as possible, preferably within 12 months.
International legislation varies depending on which country and airline is involved.
Time is of the essence so you don’t want to leave it to long and miss your opportunity to receive the right compensation.
How long your claim will take depends on your injuries - how complicated they are and the treatment you’re likely to need.
The amount of legal costs at the end will depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim.
This is all recorded on an ongoing basis and you can ask for an update on how things are looking at any time.
Why choose Shine
Meet the team
Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in Queensland:
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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