Airline Workers' Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims within the aviation industry are common. At Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, we have years of experience prosecuting workers’ compensation cases for injured airline employees. We have successfully recovered benefits for hundreds of employees of United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Our firm has handled workers’ compensation cases for flight attendants, cockpit crew members, baggage handlers, ramp attendants and other airline workers. Common injuries sustained by airline workers include:

  • Injuries from lifting passenger bags
  • Injuries that occur as a result of in-flight turbulence
  • Injuries from slipping on ice or other substances in parking lots or the airport
  • Injuries that occur during a layover
  • These injuries often result in herniated discs, rotator cuff damage, knee injuries and fractures.
Challenges for Airline Workers’ Compensation Claims

Airline workers who file workers’ compensation claims often have extra challenges to face. Major commercial airlines like United Airlines often insist that their employees see airline approved medical professionals. It is not uncommon for airlines or their insurance representatives to pressure medical professionals to limit medical treatment and return employees to work as soon as possible. This may be done to the detriment of the employee’s health.

At Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, our attorneys are experienced at protecting clients from this type of mistreatment. We are dedicated to getting you the quality medical care you deserve and the benefits you are entitled to under the law.

If you work for a commercial airline and have been injured on the job, contact us for a free consultation immediately. Our firm handles workers’ compensation claims for injuries that occur throughout Illinois as well as cases for all United Airlines employees hired in Illinois regardless of where the world the injury was sustained.