Category Archives: Airline employee job injury claims

Drone Injury and Safety Policy Leads To Registration

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The Association for Justice (“AAJ”) morning litigation program tends to feature “cutting edge” and merging areas of the law. When Doug Landau submitted his paper on the law of drones, there was little case law or regulation, despite reports of near misses with helicopters and airplanes at major international airports. Given the Virginia Motorsports Park

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Airport Worker Lifting Injuries

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With back pain one of the leading causes of disability from work in the United States, it comes as no surprise that lifting injuries are not uncommon in the airport setting. Especially this holiday season — with an increase in air travel and tight deadlines for shipping packages — airport personnel are under pressure to

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You CAN be Clumsy, a Klutz, Butterfingers or just Plain Accident Prone and STILL Win a Workers Comp Claim

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“Accidents will happen, especially if you’re clumsy or inattentive,” notes International Airport injury lawyer Doug Landau. “However, even if you trip over your own power cord, you can still win your Virginia workers’ compensation claim if your injury arises out of and in the course of your employment.” If a co-worker bumps into you —

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Cargo Crew Members May Bring Personal Injury Cases As Well As Workers Comp Claims for Airport Injuries

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While passenger jet flight crews can maintain workers’ compensation claims when injured on the job AND also bring a “third party case” against the unsafe wrongdoer, cargo crews may not know  they also could have this double-barreled legal protection. A workers’ compensation claim can cover a cargo airline employee’s medical bills and some wage loss.

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Who is responsible for a crash between a drone and a private plane or commercial jet?

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Air-traffic controllers have plenty to do safely coordinating arriving and departing aircraft, as well as vehicles on the airport operations area. With the surge in the numbers of these small, unmanned aircraft being used in American air space, their jobs, and those of pilots and other airline personnel, have become exponentially more difficult and dangerous.

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Injuries on the Airport Operations Area (AOA) Require Prompt Notice

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Frequently airline employees who have been injured on the “Airport Operations Area” mistakenly believe that if they report an accident to their employer, or their employer’s insurance company, that they are “covered” under the Virginia workers Compensation Act. Unfortunately, this is not always true. While Virginia law requires that prompt “Notice” be given to the

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Must Injured Airline Pilots Treat with the Company Doctor?

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In order to control the cost of medical care, airline workers’ compensation insurance companies will try to force injured pilots and other flight crew members to see the carrier’s hand-picked doctors. That way, the workers’ compensation insurance company for the airline can try to influence the duration of treatment, extent of testing, and other modalities

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Airline Attendant Injuries: What is Considered “Compensable”?

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Airline attendant work is becoming increasingly more dangerous. This is because carry-on baggage is getting heavier as passengers try to avoid checked luggage fees.  Plus, flight attendants are called upon to do more and more maintenance and custodial work on the aircraft, and the American population is becoming older and more obese. Injuries on the

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