Tag Archives: airline employee workers comp lawyer

Lots of Luggage Injuries are Losers

Posted by:

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

Continue reading

Must Injured Airline Pilots Treat with the Company Doctor?

Posted by:

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

Continue reading

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

Posted by:

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

Continue reading

Preflight Inspection Injuries at the Airport are Compensable

Posted by:

Airline pilots or captains injured during the preflight inspection are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Even though the airline employee has not yet started “flying” the jet, the preflight inspection is part of the required duties.  An injury “in the course and scope” of the job can be compensated if there is an injury causing

Continue reading

Can I Sue an Airline Passenger for Packing Too Much Stuff in his Suitcase and Injuring My Back?

Posted by:

If you are an airline employee responsible for moving passengers’ heavy luggage, then you know sometimes you just want to hold someone responsible for packing such heavy bags! “Airline employees who must weigh, transport, and load the passengers’ luggage are at high risk for back and spine injuries,” notes airport injury lawyer Doug Landau. “We

Continue reading