Airline worker injuries may be common amongst flight attendants, mechanics, baggage handlers, grounds crew, and many other positions within the airport. Like any other position, airline workers are protected under workers’ compensation, and can be financially compensated for injuries resulting from their jobs. Although airline workers do have injuries that are more common to their positions due to the nature of their work, the injuries suffered by airline workers are generally fairly common injuries. These may include slip and fall injuries, repetitive motion injuries, or being hit with a falling or flying object.
Have you or someone you care about been injured as a result of their job with the airlines? Our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you get compensation for those injuries. Contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in your area to get started.
Common airline worker injuries:
Two of the most common in-flight injuries are being hit with fallen or flying objects and being knocked down or thrown during turbulence. This may happen when items fall from overhead compartments or if items being held by passengers are thrown during turbulence. Injuries may also occur from being thrown or knocked down during turbulence. Although there are seat-belted seats available for flight attendants, they may be put in danger while trying to help a passenger.
Flight attendants, as well as baggage handlers and other positions, are prone to repetitive motion and lifting injuries as a result of their need to constantly be moving, lifting, and helping with baggage. Unlike getting hit with a falling bag, these repetitive motion injuries from lifting bags over your head may happen over time, and they generally affect your shoulders.
If you or someone you love has been injured either through a specific incident or over time while working for an airline, our lawyers can help. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney in your area today to go over your situation.