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Lots of Luggage Injuries are Losers

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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

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

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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

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