Assisting Injured Airline Workers With Workers’ Compensation
Working for an airline can seem like a dream job. But many of those jobs demand hard, physical labor and the pressure on the industry to keep flights on time adds to the pressure felt by employees. And when they suffer injuries, airline workers face challenges getting the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.
Airlines and their suppliers routinely deny claims in an effort to save money. They may state that the injury was not work-related or that the employee had a pre-existing condition in hopes that an injured worker will drop a claim.
30 Years of Experience On Your Side
At Thill & Freeman, PLLC, we regularly represent airline employees who have been injured on the job, including:
- Baggage handlers
- Airplane mechanics
- Ground crews
- Flight attendants
- Food service employees
- Cleaning crews
Our attorney, Mark Freeman, has over three decades of experience, including his former work on behalf of insurance companies. With that background, he knows the barriers that insurance companies put up and what it takes to overcome them.
Common Airline Worker Injuries
In the airline world, time is money. Airline workers are constantly pushed to move quickly. Even with back supports, baggage handlers in the airport and on the tarmac are constantly at risk for a back injury. Workers on the tarmac can also develop hearing-related injuries from exposure to jet engine noise.
Back Injuries And Other Airport Injuries
Individuals working for airline food service companies may suffer back, arm and neck injuries when moving food carts on and off airplanes. Shoulder injuries are also common with airline workers. If you were hurt while working on an airplane or for an airline, you should report your injury right away to protect your right to compensation for your injury.
What You Should Know About Preexisting Conditions
Employers or insurers sometimes attempt to deny a workers’ compensation claim by stating that the worker was suffering from a preexisting condition. What many workers do not realize is that even if they have a preexisting condition or prior injury, they may still be eligible to recover benefits if they can show that the work injury aggravated the preexisting condition.
We Are Ready To Help
Call our office now to set up a free consultation with an attorney for any airport injury. We help airline workers who work at the MSP airport as well as aviation employees at regional airports throughout Minnesota. Call our office at 952-232-1752 or use our convenient online contact form.