Airline workers are constantly at risk of injury due to hazardous conditions. If you have been injured while working for an airline you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits.
Employees of airlines may be entitled to more than the benefits of workers’ compensation depending on the terms of their union contracts. At Lundy Law we are experienced in getting you the compensation you deserve.
In Pennsylvania, every employer is required to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their staff, whether they purchase the coverage from an insurance company or self-insure their employees against injury.
Even though many airline workers are unionized, workers’ compensation laws still apply in Pennsylvania. Workers’ compensation is designed to pay for all medical bills related to your injury and to provide you with coverage for any lost wages you may suffer as a result of your injury.
Because there are so many different occupations involved in airline travel, there are many injuries that can occur to an airline or airport employee.
Baggage and cargo handlers may suffer back or neck strains from lifting heavy packages. There have been reports of injuries caused by baggage cart accidents as well.
Maintenance employees have suffered burns or other injuries from fuel spills while mechanics may suffer cuts, scrapes or crush injuries while working on the working parts of an airplane.
Any airline or airport employee may suffer a slip and fall, whether there is a wet floor in the terminal or ice on the tarmac that causes a fall.
Turbulence has injured many flight attendants and cabin crew members and there is always the risk of inflight accidents that could injure employees.
Despite the fact that airline and airport workers have union coverage, they are still permitted to hire their own attorney for a workplace injury claim. After an injury at work, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible to document that the injury was sustained as part of your employment.
You must then report the injury to your employer as soon as possible so that they may take steps on their end, such as filing reports with the necessary authorities. Once you have taken those steps, you should seek the advice of an attorney regarding your rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an airport or airplane accident, or if a loved one has died of injuries sustained in such an accident, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. Just complete the simple online free consultation form or call us at 1-800-Lundy Law. We will help you file your workers’ compensation claim and advise you whether you may be eligible for additional compensation.