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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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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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Who is responsible for a crash between a drone and a private plane or commercial jet?

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Air-traffic controllers have plenty to do safely coordinating arriving and departing aircraft, as well as vehicles on the airport operations area. With the surge in the numbers of these small, unmanned aircraft being used in American air space, their jobs, and those of pilots and other airline personnel, have become exponentially more difficult and dangerous.

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Injuries on the Airport Operations Area (AOA) Require Prompt Notice

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Frequently airline employees who have been injured on the “Airport Operations Area” mistakenly believe that if they report an accident to their employer, or their employer’s insurance company, that they are “covered” under the Virginia workers Compensation Act. Unfortunately, this is not always true. While Virginia law requires that prompt “Notice” be given to the

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Red Light, Green Light is no Game on the Airport Operations Area

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At most international airports, including the three major airports in the Washington DC Metro area — Baltimore Washington International Airport (“BWI”), Dulles International Airport (“IAD”), and Reagan National Airport (“WAS”) —  there is a ticketing and points system for drivers on the “airport operations area” (AOA) just like on the roads and interstate highways. However,

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Dangerous Airport Jobs Require Increased Safety

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Runways are not the only dangerous place at our international airports. Construction and repairs to the terminal also require hazardous work. Transportation of jet fuel and testing engines inside of the hangers also pose a high degree of risk to the airline workers and airport personnel assigned to these tasks. While there are Federal rules

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Running on the Runway – Legally !

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After having seen movies where there’s an exciting chase scene on an airport runway, it was a thrill for Herndon lawyer Doug Landau to actually get to be in a chase scene of his own.  In this case, lawyer Landau was chasing other runners in the Manassas Runway race ! In his own version of

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How Late is Too Late for an Airport Injury Case ?

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While the different states have time limits for bringing a personal injury case, and the Federal Government has time limits for cases brought in Federal Courts, once a case is filed within the applicable time period, it may take years before it goes to trial.  Filing the lawsuit “stops the clock” of the legal time

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