The airline industry is one of the top industries where workers are prone to injury. The work duties in the airline industry can be very strenuous putting them at great risk. An injured airline worker is entitled to receive workers’ compensation, but sometimes an injured worker may face challenges in obtaining their benefits. When these challenges begin, it can be crucial for the injured airline employee to seek legal representation from an experienced workers' compensation firm.
Types Of Airline Workers Prone To Injury:
Maintenance + Cleaning Crews
Types Of Airline Worker Injuries:
Back and Shoulder Injuries
Wrist or Arm Injuries
Broken or Fractured Bones
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Disc and Joint Injuries
Causes Of Airline Worker Injuries:
Lifting heavy luggage
Assisting disabled passengers
Being struck by moving objects
Slips, trips and falls
Loud airplane noise
Pushing or pulling meal carts
Falling items from overhead bins
Heavy lifting is a common cause for back and shoulder injuries among baggage handlers or flight attendants. Often times, these workers already wear braces and other support gear, but even with that, strains and injuries can still occur. Ramp accidents are also very common as there are often many obstacles along the ramp, including cables, tow-bars, fueling hoses, or spilt liquids. Ramp agents and ground crews often experience hearing loss, even when correct equipment is worn.
The lists of potential injuries, the causes, and the workers effected in the airline industry goes on. The bottom line is that if you are an airline or airport worker that has been injured, you are entitled to compensation. If you are not receiving the help you deserve, contact Kaufman Law with any questions.
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