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Injuring yourself or losing a family member as a result of an aircraft accident is devastating. If you’ve been involved in an aircraft accident or know someone who has, LHD Lawyers can help you win the compensation you may be entitled to.

Our team of aviation law specialists have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in your aviation related compensation case. Our experience in domestic aviation extends to commercial and light aircraft incidents; this includes acting for persons who have suffered during a flight, at the time of boarding or disembarking from an aircraft.

Aviation law is extremely tricky to understand if you don’t have specialised knowledge and experience which comes from dealing with these sorts of high-profile compensation claims.

Jerry Skinner, LHD’s co-associate, is our aviation specialist with over 35 years of aviation law experience. Jerry has represented countless families of passengers lost from aviation disasters, including the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17.

How to Claim Compensation for Aviation Accidents

Seeking help before you try and claim aviation related compensation is imperative. Without the proper guidance, you may not be eligible to apply for any compensation. Soon after any aviation disaster or accident, there is an enquiry to find out who was at fault. Once this has concluded, our team of experts will be able to advise you whether your compensation claim has merit.

We encourage all clients to seek advice and lodge a compensation claim as soon as possible. Evidence in aviation disasters can often be lost forever. This means you will not be able to seek compensation of any kind. Time limits for claims can also apply for international zones, depending on which country the accident occurred in.

At the time of your initial consultation, your LHD lawyer will advise of any applicable time limits.

What Compensation Amount Am I Entitled to?

As with any compensation claim, your entitlements depend on your situation and the injuries sustained. Entitlements can vary based on your age, loss of income or out of pocket expenses you have had to pay, such as hospital care or rehabilitation.

Rules differ for claims made on international air disasters or accidents. Your LHD lawyer will be able to inform you of any international laws that apply to your case. Your LHD lawyer will be able to give you a rough estimate of what you can expect once they have reviewed all aspects of your case.

How Long Will it Take to Receive Compensation?

This varies from case to case and will be entirely dependent on the facts of your case and the situation. It can take on average between 1 - 3 years to receive any entitlement; however, it is important to note that this can differ depending on the complexity of your case.

Injuries sustained during the accident may be taken into consideration before a decision is made. It is important to note various international laws may apply to your case. Your LHD lawyer will be able to give you a rough idea of what to expect as your case progresses. 

How Much Will I Have to Pay?

At LHD Lawyers, we believe that every Australian deserves the chance to have their compensation claim professionally represented, regardless of their financial situation. This is why we offer a No Win No Fee policy to all compensation cases we manage; we only charge our clients legal fees if we win your case.

If you, or a family member, have been involved in an aviation accident or disaster and would like to seek compensation, call us today on 1800 455 725 to arrange a free consultation.