Are Employee Accidents at US International Airports Federal Cases ?
Just because a baggage tug driver, jet fuel specialist or airplane mechanic is hurt while working at an international airport in the United States does not mean that they are stuck bringing their Workers Compensation claims under the morass of the Federal Department of Labor’s system. According to Dulles International and National Airport accident lawyer Doug Landau, most injury claims arising on the Air Operations Area (“AOA”) are brought under the state Workers Compensation system. The fact that the Federal Aviation Administration (“F.A.A.”) has control of many aspects of airport activities does automatically not bring all airport injuries under the Department of Labor’s jurisdiction. Non-Federal employees injured on the job can still pursue their state wage workers compensation loss benefits. If you or someone you know or care for has been injured in an airport accident and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.