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Airline & Airport Employee Injury Claims

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Even though most California airline and airport employees are members of labor unions, there is nothing to guarantee that insurers will treat these employees fairly after an on-the-job injury, or that the labor union will have the power to back their claims. If you are in such a situation and the odds are feeling stacked against you, reset the balance by contacting Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers. Our workers’ comp lawyers are continually striving to bring excellent, compassionate, and comprehensive representation to the injured workers who deserve to have their rights respected and their claims taken seriously.

Were you injured while helping commuters get from city to city? You could be entitled to financial compensation! Call (888) 740-6434 for a free initial consultation.

Airport Employees Deserve Safe Work Conditions

Airline Worker Guiding Plane

An airport can be a hectic place to work due to all of the people rushing about and some of the intricate machinery that needs to be used by certain employees. The busy atmosphere is not to be mistaken as an excuse to let safety regulations and accident prevention protocols to slip through the cracks. If you work in an airport – as a baggage claim attendant, a boarding gate clerk, or any other position – your employer always has the duty to ensure that your health and care are not put in any unreasonable danger. This is the same duty of care your employer already owes all the people visiting the airport.

Accidents and injuries often reported in airport injury claims include:

Representation for Airline Employees Hurt Inflight

At our workers’ compensation law firm, we understand that not every hazard is on the ground and in the airport. Airline employees that physically board and work upon airplanes, such as flight attendants and pilots, could potentially face even greater danger during their shifts due to employer negligence and commonplace hazards, like strong turbulence. Insurers may reject a workers’ compensation claim filed by an airline employee, citing that the unpredictable nature of flying is an acceptable risk.

In a workers’ compensation claim, liability and risk are not factors in whether or not the employee can collect benefits or coverage. No matter how or why you were hurt while employed for an airline or while working on an airplane, you should be given fair compensation. This is where our years of legal experience can come into play, backing your claims and giving you the power to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Workers' Comp FAQ

  • Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

    In California, all employees are eligible for workers’ compensation with very few exceptions. If you are classified as an “employee” (rather than an “independent contractor”), you are eligible to receive benefits. This is true regardless of how many employees your employer has, how many hours you work, how much you make, whether you work part-time or full-time, or whether you are a seasonal worker. Additionally, undocumented workers are also eligible for workers’ compensation granted they meet all other eligibility requirements. In contrast, independent contractors and certain other workers, including some volunteers, household workers who are employed by a family member, and others, are not able to file for workers’ compensation benefits.

  • Can't I Just File for Workers' Compensation on My Own?

    Filing for workers' compensation on your own increases the chances that your claim will be denied. One small misstep can prevent you from obtaining the compensation you need for your injuries. In addition, the process is usually complex and tedious, especially for someone with no workers' compensation law experience. It is extremely advantageous that you seek reliable and experienced legal guidance for your claim.

  • What Can I Expect from the Workers' Compensation Process?

    As soon as you reach out to us for help, we will assign you a full-time case manager and attorney. An application will be filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) on your behalf. We will get started on your case immediately to help you receive the medical care you need. If we are unable to receive a fair settlement from the insurance company, we are ready and willing to take your case to trial. After a few months, you will most likely give a deposition. One of our highly experienced attorneys will prepare you and stand at your side the entire time. You don't even have to attend court hearings! One of our trained hearing officers or attorneys can attend on your behalf.

  • Can My Employer Tell Me to Use Sick Time or Vacation/Personal Time off (PTO) If I’m Injured at Work?

    Following a work-related injury, you may not receive workers’ compensation benefits right away or your workers’ compensation claim may be denied. You may receive a note from your doctor that you may take time off work due to your injuries, but how will you be paid if you are not actively seeking workers’ compensation benefits? Your employer may tell you to use your state-mandated/employer-provided sick time in order to continue being paid while you are out of work. Once this sick time is exhausted, your employer may tell you that the only way you can continue to be paid is if you use your vacation or PTO time. In some cases, this may actually be the only way to continue receiving wages while you are out of work and not receiving workers’ compensation benefits. For more information, check out our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on this topic by visiting our Facebook page!

  • Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Was Fired?

    If you were terminated while already receiving workers’ compensation benefits, this does not necessarily affect your right to receive benefits. However, if you were terminated “for cause” (for example, if you were fired because you were caught stealing from your employer), you will not be able to continue collecting benefits. If you were not fired for cause, but were laid off due to your position being terminated or various other reasons, you may still be able to continue collecting your workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe you were terminated because you filed for workers’ compensation or because you were hurt at work, you may have grounds for a retaliation claim. Learn more, including whether you can continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits if you were laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, see our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on our Facebook page.

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