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If I am “On the Job” as a Member of the Airline Crew, Can I Bring a Lawsuit if I am Injured at the Airport?

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“Not if you are struck by a co-worker operating a luggage tug or tripped by another member of the flight crew. The Virginia Workers Compensation Act does not allow lawsuits between co-workers for accidental injuries,” notes experienced comp attorney Doug Landau of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. “However, if the person causing the

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Fauquier County Virginia Drone Shooting

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After being interviewed by Illinois an radio station regarding the use of drones and the legal ramifications (such as invasion of privacy, personal injury, airport proximity, etc.), Doug Landau became aware of a story not far from his home in Northern Virginia. A Fauquier County resident noted that there was an unmanned, remote control flying

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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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