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October Landau Law Letter

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The October edition of our newsletter, the Landau Law Letter, was published earlier this month. A unique feature of our newsletter is that we publish lawyer Landau’s schedule so you can “see him in action”. This is especially helpful if you have an upcoming trial, hearing, or mediation session.  A visit to your trial’s venue

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Must Injured Airline Pilots Treat with the Company Doctor?

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In order to control the cost of medical care, airline workers’ compensation insurance companies will try to force injured pilots and other flight crew members to see the carrier’s hand-picked doctors. That way, the workers’ compensation insurance company for the airline can try to influence the duration of treatment, extent of testing, and other modalities

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Landau at National Championship

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Airport injury lawyer Doug Landau is used to traveling.  After all, since he is licensed to practice law up and down the East Coast, he often travels to meet with clients or try cases for injured airline employees who live, work, or have been injured in a state other than Landau’s home state of Virginia.

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Airline Attendant Injuries: What is Considered “Compensable”?

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Airline attendant work is becoming increasingly more dangerous. This is because carry-on baggage is getting heavier as passengers try to avoid checked luggage fees.  Plus, flight attendants are called upon to do more and more maintenance and custodial work on the aircraft, and the American population is becoming older and more obese. Injuries on the

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Airport Construction Worker Accidents – Who Investigates and Who Pays?

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When a construction worker is injured while working at Dulles International or Reagan National Airport, questions arise as to who can investigate, and who is ultimately responsible to pay for the losses. Who Can Investigate Airport Construction Accidents? In construction site accidents away from these airports, the local police, buildings inspector, OSHA (Occupational Safety and

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Beverage Carts, Aircraft Doors, Tight Spaces, Oh My!

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While the lives of airline attendant may seem glamorous given the flight benefits many of them enjoy, the fact of the matter is they are highly trained for safety and other functions on the aircraft. But what most air travelers do not realize is that airline attendants must pass difficult physical duties requirements, including being

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Causes for Falls at the Airport

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Unfamiliar terrain, distractions, ever-changing signs, and uneven jetways present dangers to even the most careful airport travelers. However tripping or slipping in the terminal, in the jetway, or on the airport operations area (AOA”) does not necessarily mean the airport authority or airline is responsible for the injuries sustained. For an injured airline traveler to

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Airport Safety Violations can Kill Even a “No Fault” Claim

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While workers’ compensation is considered a “no-fault” system, there are instances where the culpability of the injured worker is examined. In airport injury cases, normally the negligence of the injured worker is often not an issue. Intentionally inflicted injuries are a topic for another day.  A flight attendant or ground crew member can be clumsy

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