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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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“Aero Airplane” Lands in Colonial Beach Corn Field

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Cruising at a comfortable speed, passing others on his right, Doug Landau had nearly finished Sunday’s ride when, without any warning, his new silver airplane took off and landed somewhere in a corn field in Colonial Beach.  Lawyer Landau had received the toy plane from his daughter for his July 4th birthday, and he had

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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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What if my luggage causes injury at the airport ? (Part 3 of 3)

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“When there is an accident involving a member of the flight crew, ground, terminal or security employees, there are three potential remedies available under the law,” according to airport injury lawyer Doug Landau. In this week’s prior posts, we discussed accidents involving passengers and the traveling public. Now let us examine the rights of airport

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Airport Travelers Need to Keep Theirs Eyes on The Path In Front of Them to Avoid Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Accidents

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Unless you are a “frequent flyer,” airports can be disorienting places for travelers. The signage, often overhead, can cause elderly, weary, non-English speaking and disabled air travelers to take their eyes off the path before them. Plus, there are PA announcements, other travelers bumping into them and vehicles beeping and passing, etc. Airports can be

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When Hit by a Motor Vehicle on the Runway, Does an Airport Worker’s Car, Motorcycle or Truck Insurance Provide Benefits ?

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“What the car, truck or motorcycle insurance companies give you, in big print at the beginning of the policy, they often take away in the small print !” advises Loudoun and Fairfax County airport injury lawyer Doug Landau. Lawyer Landau notes that there are two key issues to look for in your motor vehicle insurance

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