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Managing Difficult Workers’ Comp Issues For Airline Employees
Airlines have one of the highest rates of nonfatal workplace-related injuries and illnesses in America. According to statistics, airline employees are injured almost twice as often on their job than all other private industry workers.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that almost seven out of 100 airline employees reported nonfatal workplace injuries and illness in recent years. That number is more than double those reported by workers in all other private industries. Workers’ compensation is necessary for airline workers, and our experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian can help you navigate California’s complicated workers’ compensation laws.
Workers’ compensation insurance covers most of the work-related injuries suffered by airline employees. Several issues on these jobs complicate an already complicated system. Some employees who are hurt travel for their jobs. Others suffer hearing issues due to loud airplane engines. Flight crews also face stress caused by security concerns.
All Airlines Employees Face Risk
Risk exists on the ground and in the air. They can happen at the gates, on planes and behind the scene. With so many areas where hazards can happen, there is a need for workers’ compensation insurance and it is important to understand the rules and regulations.
Common causes include:
- Baggage handling/lifting
- Equipment accidents
- In-flight turbulence
- Mechanical errors
- Noise exposure
- Ramp accidents
- Repetitive stress
- Slips, trips, falls
- Sift work disorders
The Help You Deserve
Do not let the complexities of a workers’ compensation claim frustrate you. Our legal staff will work with you to get the maximum compensation possible. We can help you prove your injuries are work-related. Our team can help you estimate how much your pain and suffering is worth and help ensure you meet all of your requirements.
Our team of lawyers has offices all along California’s Central Coast. For help managing the details, email us or call 888-724-4138 to reach our offices in San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Sacramento or Stockton.