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Airline Insurance Companies do NOT Volunteer What Benefits Flight Crews and Ground Workers May be due

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Worker’s Compensation insurance companies do not volunteer to tell injured airport workers what additional benefits they may be entitled to, in addition to the basic medical care and partial wage replacement. Avoiding paying “full value” is what insurers do.  Every day. Recently an insurance company for a local airport filed papers with the Virginia Worker’s

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Airline Insurance Companies DO Follow & Film Injured Airline and Airport Workers to Terminate or Reduce Workers Comp Benefits

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Why would an airline, or an airline’s workers compensation insurance company, hire investigators to follow an injured airline employee ? Why would the air carriers’ gumshoes search the disabled workers’ FaceBook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media ? According to air injury lawyer Doug Landau, the short answer is “Economics.” “Airlines have an economic

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Rights of Disabled Airline Passengers

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Disabled airline passengers are protected by the provisions of the Airline Carrier Access Act (ACAA).  Enacted in 1986, the ACAA “provides that no airline carrier may discriminate against any otherwise qualified individual with a disability, by reason of such disability, in the provision of air transportation”.  (Source: U.S. Department of Transportation implementing regulations, 14 CFR

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Airport Employee Fall Not Necessarily Covered by Workers Comp

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Just because an airline, Reagan National or Dulles International Airport employee falls and badly injures themselves at work, they are NOT automatically entitled to the limited benefits available under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. Unlike other sates, where almost anything that happens while an airport worker is “on the clock” are covered, Virginia workers comp

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Airport Shuttle Driver Wins in Record Time

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Normally airport workers and airline employees wait weeks and months for a decision to be reached in their on the job accident cases. The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission had been advising claimants that it would be at least 3-8 weeks for the case to be decided from the date that the record is closed (and

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Can I see Another Doctor After My On The Job Accident ?

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After a workplace injury, the disabled employee often needs to follow up with a specialist after being released from the hospital. In those cases where the airline has offered a “Panel” of physicians, the injured worker must choose from the panel if the airline, their insurance company or Third Party Administrator (“TPA”) will accept the

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