Aircraft and Airline Claims & Compensation

Passengers of commercial aircrafts may be able to make a claim on a no-fault basis for injuries sustained during a flight, while boarding or disembarking from the aircraft, or for many other injuries sustained in the process of catching a flight.

Airline accidents are rare, but the consequences can be dire, ranging from emotional trauma to death. If you’ve been injured while on board an aircraft or at an airport, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against the airline or another third party who is at fault.


Making an Airline Claim

After an aircraft accident, aviation safety authorities will generally conduct an investigation to determine who is at fault. Depending on the circumstances of the events causing an injury or death, you may be able to claim compensation from the:

  • Operator of the aircraft
  • Airport Corporation
  • Airline maintenance engineer
  • Airline manufacturer
  • Airline component manufacturer, or
  • Statutory regulator, e.g. the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)


Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to claim for your medical expenses, loss of income, impairment benefits, death and dependency benefits, and compensation for immediate and future pain and suffering.

Get in Touch

There are time limits for lodging claims related to airline accidents. If you have been injured on an aircraft or at an airport and think you may have a claim, get independent legal advice as soon as possible. The requirements of making a claim can vary depending on where the incident occurred (e.g. domestic or international).

Our compensation lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of airline claims and compensation. We charge no fees until the successful conclusion of your claim and we pay all the outlay costs, including medical and investigation reports until your claim is over. No Win, No Fee is our policy.

Speak to the team at Brisbane Injury Lawyers on 07 3188 5800 or contact us today.