Airline Worker Lawyer

Airline industry workers face numerous on-the-job hazards everyday. Many of these hazards can lead to work-related injuries. If you have been injured while working for an airline, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to represent your interests will ensure that you receive the full benefits you deserve.

Workers’ Compensation and Labor Unions

Workers’ compensation claims in the airline industry can be somewhat complex, as employees are entitled to a combination of benefits under workers’ compensation law and the terms of their union contracts. It is important to choose an attorney who is familiar with both the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) and the various applicable union contracts. At Ankin Law, our attorneys have handled numerous workers’ compensation claims for injured airline workers in Illinois. We are familiar with union provisions and how they impact your workers’ compensation case.

as co-counsel for misdiagnosis resulting in above-the-knee leg amputation. 2021
in combined benefits for tradesman who fell from scaffold. 2022.
as co-counsel for a client who suffocated and died while cleaning her tracheotomy. 2016.
as co-counsel for anesthesia death. 2015.

Types of Airline Worker Injuries

  • Flight Attendants:
    back injuries related to turbulence, shoulder and back injuries related to lifting baggage into overhead compartments
  • Baggage Handlers:
    back, shoulder and knee injuries from lift baggage to and from carts and conveyor belts
  • Ground Service:
    acute injuries from providing maintenance services for planes and other equipment
  • Office Workers
    repetitive trauma injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome from working on the computer for long hours

    Commercial airlines employ hundreds of thousands of people in a wide variety of positions. The types of injuries sustained by airline workers often vary depending on the position. Here are some common injuries by position:

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    This is a very good law firm. Being represented by them in a worker’s comp & personal injury case. If there are any issues with dealing with worker’s comp sending benefits payments, they stay on them and make sure that you’re receiving your benefits. Mr. Goldstein and his assistant Alex Quigley are amazing. She has made sure that I’ve received ALL of my benefits and responds to my emails in a timely manner, whenever I have questions or concerns about my case. My attorney Mr. Scott Goldstein is there when I need him to assure me that they have not forgotten about me and continue to push for a resolution of my claim.

    ~ Phil J.