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Aviation lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in an aircraft-related accident, you may have a legal claim for compensation. Our experienced aviation lawyers specialise in delivering practical legal solutions quickly and effectively.

Holiday and travel insurance

The laws surrounding aviation injuries are detailed and complex, and often complicated jurisdictional issues arise. International airline passengers are subject to rules under international conventions, while different rules apply to domestic passengers. That's why you need advice from an expert aviation lawyer. 

We know standing up against big companies can all seem a bit too hard, but that’s where we shine. While you focus on getting better, we’ll focus on the legal side of things for you. You’ll always have someone available to talk to and we’ll never give you the runaround. Our people will get the job done, without any drama. 

Expert aviation lawyers 

At Shine Lawyers, our aviation lawyers are experts in all aspects of airline accident law. We provide tailored aviation law services to travellers anywhere in the world for harm suffered at the airport or during a flight. Whether you were travelling domestically or internationally, we're here to help. 

Types of aviation accident claims 

The range of claims that fall under aviation law is quite diverse.

Some examples of aviation accident matters that you may have a claim for include: 

  • Injuries resulting from domestic or foreign air crashes and disasters; 

  • Injuries caused by foreign charter aircraft crashes; 

  • Injuries sustained while getting on or off domestic or international flights in Australia or overseas (including falls down air stairs, or on aerobridges, or in airport terminals); 

  • Injuries occurring during domestic charter or aerial work; 

  • If the airline’s wheelchair assistance was deficient which resulted in an injury; 

  • Scalding by hot tea/coffee/water poured by flight attendants onboard; 

  • Allergic reactions to airline food; 

  • If you’ve suffered sexual assault/molestation during a flight; or 

  • Serious injuries were sustained from bags falling out of overhead compartments. 

Under Australian law, you have two years to bring a claim for most flight-related accidents. If you've been injured, it's important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible. 

Do you have a claim?

We’re here to make the claim process as simple and stress-free as possible.  

How Shine can help

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.  

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court. 

With our 1000+ workforce and business maturity, we have the scale, expertise and agility to take on the tough cases and win. 

We are ready to take action to hold negligent travel operators to account and right wrong.


Are there holiday and travel injury lawyers from Shine near me?

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support. 

If you’d like to speak to our Travel Law team in person, you can see our full list of locations here

If you aren‘t able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment or discuss the option to meet at a location that’s comfortable and convenient for you. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Can I represent myself, or do I need a business holiday and travel insurance lawyer?

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward. 

Most people choose not to act for themselves and instead engage a holiday and travel insurance lawyer who is an expert in their field and can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome. 

Why trust Shine to be my holiday and travel insurance lawyers?

At Shine Lawyers, we put your first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve. 

Our empathy, understanding and expertise are why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through every step of the way.

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