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Turbulence Compensation Claims

Have you or one of your loved ones been injured during a bout of in-flight turbulence? You may have grounds for a turbulence compensation claim. Read on to find out more information about airline compensation and what to do when turbulence causes injury.


Air travel is extremely popular and rewarding, but it’s not without its hazards and dangers, however rare they might be. Fallen baggage, serious injuries or even death can result from travelling in an airplane. It’s possible to claim compensation for these incidents, but it’s essential to provide evidence and to be very well-prepared. That’s where Shine Lawyers can help.

What is turbulence?

According to the Australian Government Civil Aviation and Safety Authority, turbulence is air movement that normally cannot be seen. It ranges in severity from light to extreme and can be caused by a number of factors including atmospheric pressures, jet streams and thunderstorms. For more information, visit https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/turbulence.

Most of the time, turbulence is just a normal part of air travel and nothing to be afraid of. However, sometimes it can have serious and unfortunate consequences. On Monday 6 June, 2016, passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight between London and Kuala Lumpur suffered minor injuries as a result of turbulence: https://www.shine.com.au/blog/aviation-law/passenger-turbulence-airline-liability.


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