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Pilots Pre-Flight Injuries – Are They Covered?

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Airline pilots are expected to perform a pre-flight inspection, to make sure that their aircraft is safe for the journey. If a pilot, or a member of the flight crew, is injured during preflight inspection, this may be covered by the airline’s Worker’s Compensation insurance. This means that there may be in coverage for their

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Protect children passengers: The International Air Transport Association should have common sense guidelines

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines, or 82% of total air traffic. According to the IATA’s own publication, burns and spills remain one of the most commonly reported cabin safety issues, resulting in injury and lost time from work. In the “Cabin Operations Safety Best Practices

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Airline Insurance Companies do NOT Volunteer What Benefits Flight Crews and Ground Workers May be due

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Worker’s Compensation insurance companies do not volunteer to tell injured airport workers what additional benefits they may be entitled to, in addition to the basic medical care and partial wage replacement. Avoiding paying “full value” is what insurers do.  Every day. Recently an insurance company for a local airport filed papers with the Virginia Worker’s

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Airline Flight Attendant Sent for Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to Determine Ability to do Other Work after In-Flight Injury

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When an airline worker is injured on the job and receives comp benefits, their employer (or workers comp insurance carrier) can request that they see a doctor not of their choosing, and not for treatment. Under the Virginia workers compensation law, the comp insurer can have the disabled employee seen by a physician, once per

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Airline Insurance Companies DO Follow & Film Injured Airline and Airport Workers to Terminate or Reduce Workers Comp Benefits

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Why would an airline, or an airline’s workers compensation insurance company, hire investigators to follow an injured airline employee ? Why would the air carriers’ gumshoes search the disabled workers’ FaceBook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media ? According to air injury lawyer Doug Landau, the short answer is “Economics.” “Airlines have an economic

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Airport Employee Fall Not Necessarily Covered by Workers Comp

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Just because an airline, Reagan National or Dulles International Airport employee falls and badly injures themselves at work, they are NOT automatically entitled to the limited benefits available under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. Unlike other sates, where almost anything that happens while an airport worker is “on the clock” are covered, Virginia workers comp

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Airport Shuttle Driver Wins in Record Time

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Normally airport workers and airline employees wait weeks and months for a decision to be reached in their on the job accident cases. The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission had been advising claimants that it would be at least 3-8 weeks for the case to be decided from the date that the record is closed (and

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