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Workers’ Compensation for Airline & Airport Employees
Injured at Work? Hire Gaines & Gaines.
The risk of occupational injury is always present and can take many forms. Especially for airline and airport workers, injuries can occur from slip and falls, sprained ankles, electric shock, and many other accidents or unexplained events. Other injuries can build up over time through the pressures of work-related activities, exposure to hazardous materials, or continual tension from performing the same motions day in and day out. These types of injuries are known as cumulative trauma or wear-and-tear injuries.
Fortunately, workers’ compensation coverage exists to provide financial assistance if you are hurt while working. At Gaines & Gaines, our experienced Calabasas work injury attorneys work vigilantly on behalf of injured employees to get them the full benefits they deserve when they sustain an injury while on the job.
What Are Workplace Injuries?
Workplace injuries and illnesses occur when an event or exposure in the work environment causes or contributes to a resulting condition. They also occur when workplace events or exposure significantly aggravate a worker’s pre-existing injury or illness.
For airline employees, these injuries can be sustained from in-air turbulence, rough landings, pilot errors, improper protective gear, and more. Airport workers can be susceptible to slip and falls, baggage car accidents, conveyer belt injuries, and many other scenarios that can cause harm.
Examples of workplace injuries and illnesses may include:
- Hearing loss
- Back injuries
- Respiratory illness
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Psychological injuries
If you have sustained a workplace injury or illness, it is important that you seek medical attention. Not only will it provide you with the care and treatment necessary to help minimize any pain you're feeling, but it can also prevent more serious health problems from occurring. Next, you’ll want to work with an attorney to help file your workers’ compensation claim.
Why Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Let Calabasas Law Firm Gaines & Gaines Help You
In California, employers are required by law to have worker’s compensation insurance. Worker’s compensation insurance provides benefits such as medical care, temporary/permanent disability benefits, job displacement benefits, and death benefits.
However, the process to obtain these benefits can be challenging. Your employer and their insurance company may attempt to limit the recovery benefits that you are entitled to. Insurance companies aim to increase their profits, which can result in you receiving insufficient benefits. As such, it is crucial that you work with a skilled attorney to represent you and fight for the maximum compensation.
At Gaines & Gaines, we are prepared to fight aggressively for our clients, so they receive their rightful benefits. Our experienced workers' compensation attorneys will guide you through every step in the process. We will file documents with the court, respond to denials of medical treatment, and make sure you get proper treatment that will help you get back on track.
Will I Be Fired When Filing for Workers’ Compensation?
You may be worried about losing your job if you report an injury to your employer, but the truth is, you are protected by law. Your employer cannot retaliate against you if you file a workers' compensation claim, this could be considered discrimination.
Reach Out to Gaines & Gaines
Airline and airport injuries can be severe and life-threatening. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience fighting for our clients’ rights. We’re dedicated to advocating for employees and take pride in providing communicative service.
Call Gaines & Gaines today at (866) 400-4450 or schedule an initial consultation with us online. We’ll reach out to you within 24 hours.