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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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No DIRECT Flights Between the “Capital of the Free World” and the Lone Democracy in the Middle East ? Are you Kidding ?!!?

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Having flown to the Middle East, as well as to other countries around the world, airport injury lawyer Doug Landau was shocked to learn recently that there are NO direct flights between Washington Dulles International Airport (“IAD”) outside our nation’s capital, and Tel Aviv, Israel. Given the enormous number of high-tech computer companies, pharmaceutical, and

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Airport Ground Crew are Vulnerable on the Air Operations Area (AOA)

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Airline ground crew and airport personnel are vulnerable on the air operations area (“AOA”) because of the numerous vehicles that are maneuvering — sometimes in very tight spaces. In addition, most of these workers are wearing ear protection which limits their ability to hear danger coming from behind.  With jet engines running, it is sometimes

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Even the Dirty Work has to be Done Promptly at an Airport

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While being an airline pilot or flight attendant still has glamorous aspects in that you get to travel the world, there are other jobs at the airport that are much less desirable. This includes maintenance and basic safety protocol. However, these jobs are just as important as the captain of an aircraft. If lavatory spills

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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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