Category Archives: Airline employee job injury claims

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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No Benefits for Airline Employee’s Unexplained Fall

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“Not every workplace injury is recognized under the Virginia Workers Compensation law,” notes National Airport and Dulles Airport accident lawyer Doug Landau.  “In fact, many airport comp claims are denied by the airlines and airports authority under the restrictive laws of Virginia.” In a case reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, an airline employee who fell

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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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