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 Office, 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.
Types of Airline Worker Injuries
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:
- 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
Working with an airline’s workers’ compensation insurance company can be challenging. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, contact us to discuss your case. Our firm has a proven record of fighting for the rights of injured workers and getting maximum compensation.