Cleared for Takeoff: Flight Attendants’ Workers’ Compensation Rights

When a flight attendant is injured while engaged in the course of their employment, then they may be eligible to receive workers compensation benefits, including wage replacement and medical care. If you sustain an injury while working, then workers compensation lawyers in Illinois can assist you with filing a workers compensation claim.

What common types of injuries for flight attendants may result in a claim?

• Turbulence-related injuries
• Injuries from handling baggage
• Trips and falls
• Burns from handling hot beverages
• Illness related to exposure to passengers
• Injuries related to pilot error
• Injury from errors of air traffic control

How do you file a workers compensation claim?

To pursue a workers compensation claim, you must have experienced a work-related injury or illness. This means that the injury must be proved to have taken place while you were at work. You must also comply with the procedures and deadlines for filing a claim. While the deadlines and paperwork can be tricky a workers compensation lawyer can assist you with this process.

A claim may be filed in Illinois if the injury was sustained in Illinois, you were hired as an employee in Illinois, or your work is principally based out of Illinois.

Filing a claim necessitates providing certain information to corroborate your injuries. This may require gathering medical records and other information to show that your injuries are real and came from events that occurred in the workplace.

How can an Chicago personal injury lawyer help?

Workers compensation laws are complex and the claims process can be overwhelming. Many claims are denied due to various technicalities. An experienced attorney will understand the process and know what needs to be shown to successfully recover benefits.

If you are a flight attendant who has suffered a work-related injury or illness, then contact us to schedule a consultation. Do not hesitate to get the help you need.

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