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Denied Boarding Claim
Denied Boarding Compensation Claims
Anyone who has ever been denied boarding or bumped from a flight without a reasonable explanation may be entitled to compensation of as much as 600 Euros under EU Regulation EC 261/2004.
Denied boarding is a situation which prohibits passengers from boarding a flight even if they have a valid flight reservation and are on-time for check in. Another common term for such an eventuality is when a passenger is involuntarily ‘bumped’ from the flight.
An airline has the capability of booking you a seat on an alternative flight; should this flight encounter a delay of more than three hours you can also claim for compensation too
Should a passenger be denied boarding or be ‘bumped’ from the flight without a reasonable explanation, an airline must offer them an alternative flight or a full refund for the price of their flight ticket under EU Regulation EC 261/2004.
As nonpareil denied flight boarding compensation claim solicitors in Manchester, Versus Law has the experience to help passengers who have been denied boarding or bumped from a flight.
What Compensation Am I Entitled To?
If you have been denied boarding or have been bumped from a flight without reasonable explanation you can receive a reimbursement of the cost of your ticket. Airlines must give passengers the option of being reimbursed or offered a seat on the next available flight. Airlines must also compensate passengers for the cost of their meals and telephone usage whilst they wait for their flight.
Passengers can claim denied boarding compensation under EU Law if:
- Your flight was from an EU airport
- You have landed at an EU airport with an EU registered airline
- You have reached your destination with a delay of no more than 3 hours
- You checked in on-time or reached the airport gates on-time
It’s important to remember that reimbursement is not the same as compensation. Reimbursement is when passengers are refunded the total cost of their client. Compensation is money paid to cover any additional incurred costs to you or losses, including stress and lost holiday time.
How Much Denied Boarding Compensation Can I Receive?
The amount of denied flight boarding compensation – or compensation anywhere in the UK – is dependent on the length of the delay after you’ve been denied boarding and the distance travelled. Generally, the longer the delay and the longer the distance travelled, the greater the amount of compensation that you could be owed.
Versus Law is a solicitors in Manchester with significant experience helping clients to receive notable compensation and reimbursement if they have been denied boarding or bumped from a flight. We work tirelessly to help our clients to get the compensation they deserve and receive full reimbursement for any flight that they have been denied the opportunity to board. Are you curious about how much compensation you could? See the table below.
|Length of Delay||Travel Distance||Compensation|
|Up to 3hrs||Any distance||None|
|3+ hrs||Less than 1500km||250 Euros|
|3+ hrs||Between 1500km and 3500km||400 Euros|
|3+ hrs||More than 1500km and within the EU||400 Euros|
|3 to 4 hrs||3500+ km flying from an EU to a non-EU airport||300 Euros|
|4+ hrs||3500+ km flying from an EU to a non-EU airport||600 Euros|
*Note: compensation is paid based in how late you arrive at your destination, not how late departure is.
No Win No Fee Denied Flight Boarding Claims
It’s important to understand that if the airline has given you the option of rerouting your flight, and the arrival of the new flight is within two hours of your originally scheduled time for short haul flights, three hours of medium haul flights and four hours of long haul flights, the compensation that you’re entitled to will decrease by 50%.
We offer a no win no fee denied flight boarding claims compensation service. This means that there is no upfront cost. You also won’t have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.
Throughout your claim, our solicitors in Manchester will keep you informed of your claim’s progress. We will always also provide you with sound legal advice and communicate professionally with the airline.
When you instruct Versus Law to handle any claims against an airline, you have the peace of mind that we know how to manage claims of all descriptions in accordance with all legal precedents.
Why Choose Us?
Airlines have been known to not pay boarding compensation to passengers, even when they are directly at fault. For this reason, you need to instruct the services of one of the most experienced denied flight boarding compensation claim solicitors in Manchester – Versus Law.
We have a 98% success rate on all flight delays cases that we undertake and are willing to take all cases to court to ensure that you receive compensation that you deserve,
Versus Law solicitors in Manchester have successfully settled hundreds of thousands of claims for clients in Manchester– and across the UK.
Each of our team has thorough knowledge of all aspects legal flight issues and comprehensive experience handling cases of all descriptions. Should our clients not have access to their individual claim handler, another member of our team will be able to provide prompt assistance and insight.
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