Concerns of Injured Flight Attendants
Flight attendants are often injured in the course of their employment. Common flight attendant injuries include herniated discs injuries from in-fight turbulence, shoulder injuries from lifting passenger bags and injuries suffered during flight layovers. If you sustain an injury while working as a flight attendant, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and benefits under your union contract. At Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, we have handled the workers’ compensation cases of hundreds of injured flight attendants. Our attorneys are highly practiced in prosecuting these types of claims and dealing with the challenges that injured flight attendants face.
Protecting Your Rights
When you file a workers’ compensation claim, there are certain rights afforded to you by Illinois law. For example, it is against the law for your employer or your employer’s agent to threaten, harass or fire you for exercising your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. We take swift action to remedy these situations. For example, for United Airlines flight attendants who experience this type of treatment, we contact Gallagher Bassett, United’s claim adjusting company, to push for an immediate emergency hearing. Additionally, you may have a civil case against your employer.
Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable about the rights of injured workers. We have been fighting for injured workers for over 50 years. Our firm offers clients more than just obtaining a maximum recovery of benefits. We also ensure that you are treated fairly by your employer, that your medical bills are paid promptly, that you are protected from collection activity and that your temporary total disability benefits are paid weekly. Failure to pay benefits in a timely manner can result in added penalties against your employer’s insurance company.
If you have been injured while working as a flight attendant, contact us to discuss your workers’ compensation claim and learn how our firm can help protect your rights.