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Even the Dirty Work has to be Done Promptly at an Airport

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While being an airline pilot or flight attendant still has glamorous aspects in that you get to travel the world, there are other jobs at the airport that are much less desirable. This includes maintenance and basic safety protocol. However, these jobs are just as important as the captain of an aircraft. If lavatory spills

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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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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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Workers’ Comp System Under Fire

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Recently, National Public Radio (NPR) published a news series condemning changes in our country’s workers’ comp system which have made it increasingly difficult for injured workers, including airline pilots, flight crew, grounds crew, tug drivers, airport skycaps and other airport workers, to collect the benefits to which they are entitled. Click here to read our

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Workers Comp for Airport or Airline Workers

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If you work for an airport or airline, what happens if you are injured on the job? Will the airline’s or airport’s workers’ comp policy provide you the necessary protections? Will you seamlessly apply for and be approved to receive workers’ compensation benefits? According to an article published by National Public Radio (NPR), the answer

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Why Do Some Airlines Insist on Termination as Part of a Workers’ Compensation Case Settlement?

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Why would an injured airline employee be let go after suffering an on-the-job injury? The answer is simple:  Insurance companies for airlines are “risk averse.” Experienced airport and airline injury lawyer Doug Landau notes that in cases where there is a significant permanent injury to the employee, several airlines will insist — as part of

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Great Lawyers Get Off the Fence

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There are lots of injury lawyers who look great sitting behind a desk or in front of a  library of books. Particularly interesting are the advertisements of lawyers standing in front of the Supreme Court, even though they may not even go to try cases in their local courts! Most people with a serious permanent

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