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10 Hallmarks of an “Open and Shut” Airport Injury Case

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The trial team at Abrams Landau, Ltd. was contacted by an out-of-state lawyer earlier this month for assistance in a case in which a traveler was struck by a rental car company employee on the airport premises. Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau explained to his colleague that an open and shut airport accident case has

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Winning for an Injured Flight Attendant

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A young flight attendant was injured when lifting an aircraft door. She suffered a severed longhead biceps tendon and had surgery using orthopedic hardware for this SLAP tear.  However, some of the orthopedic hardware became loose, necessitating another operation on her right shoulder. The airline’s workers’ comp insurance company denied the treatment, and her weekly

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Airport Ground Crew Injuries on the AOA

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Airline personnel are at risk for injury due to accidents on the Air Operations Area (“AOA”) at busy international airports. Nighttime flights, runway noise, and slippery winter conditions increase the risk of on-the-job accidents.  Because ground personnel are wearing hearing protection, they may not be aware of a luggage tug, fuel truck, or other small

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Lots of Luggage Injuries are Losers

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If you work as an airport luggage loader or terminal porter, a back injury could make you eligible for workers compensation. For example, under the Virginia workers compensation law, a sudden accidental injury can form the basis of a comp claim.  A workers comp claim can cover work-related medical treatment, partial wage loss, and permanency

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“Almost” May be Good Enough to Win Airport Maintenance Case

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Although it is always preferable to have direct evidence to prove fault in an airport injury case, sometimes “almost ” having direct evidence is good enough. Doug Landau has had several cases where the accident, or unsafe behavior, was captured on video surveillance in and around an international airport. However, a recent case in which

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Airline Customer Service Representative Wins Car Crash Case

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When airline employees are injured off the airport premises and they are not charged with some duty for their employer, they can still bring a lawsuit against the unsafe defendants who caused their injury. As an example, Dulles Airport accident lawyer Doug Landau noted the following Virginia Lawyers Weekly case report of a case handled

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