Worker’s Compensation for Injured Airline Employees

Chicago Accident Lawyers Representing Airline Employees Who Are Injured on the Job

 

Airline employees face unique legal issues when it comes to on-the-job injuries. Many airline employees, such as flight attendants and pilots, are traveling employees. Accordingly, if a traveling airline employee is injured while on a layover, he or she may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Moreover, many airline employees are also union employees, which can further complicate worker’s compensation claims.

Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd. is one of the leading Illinois airline industry law firms. Over the last 33 years, we have secured millions of dollars in worker’s compensation benefits for hundreds of airline industry employees. Because of our extensive experience we are able to successfully guide injured airline employees through the particular legal and practical problems associated with the airline industry worker’s compensation system.

If you are an airline employee and have been injured on the job, contact our office at (800) 437-2571 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago airline accident attorneys.

Traveling Employees in the Airline Industry

Traveling employees – from a consultants and salesmen to flight attendants and pilots – have unique legal issues when it comes to worker’s compensation. Generally, worker’s compensation is available to employees who are injured in the scope of their employment. For traveling employees, this might include accidents and injuries that occur outside the typical “workplace.”

For instance, a flight attendant that is injured in a hotel restaurant while on a layover may be entitled to worker’s compensation for the injuries since it is reasonably foreseeable that the flight attendant would need to eat dinner while on the layover.  Similarly, a flight attendant who slips on an icy parking lot while on a layover in Chicago may be entitled to worker’s compensation since it is reasonably foreseeable that he or she would need to leave the airport on the overnight layover.

Conversely, a flight attendant who is injured in a restaurant or slips on the ice while walking to his or her car following at the conclusion of a flight schedule would not be entitled to workers’ compensation because the activity is not “in the course” of employment.

Focused Legal Experience with the Airline Industry

Chicago is a hub of airline traffic and, consequently, flight attendants from all over the country who work for a variety of airlines spend time in Chicago on layovers. Accordingly, any airline employees who are injured in Illinois while on layovers are covered by Illinois workers’ compensation laws. 

Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd. is one of the leading airline industry law firms in Illinois. We have represented hundreds of employees of United Airlines who have sustained on-the-job injuries and we are familiar with the unique legal issues that can arise within the airline industry, including union contract provisions and nuances regarding worker’s compensation benefits when the employee is traveling for his or her job.

If you are an airline employee or a traveling employee, contact our office at (800) 437-2571 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago airline accident attorneys.