Aviation Accident Attorneys& Law Firm, Denver
The United States sees roughly 30,000 commercial flights every day. Each of these flights is made possible by a large number of airline personnel who work the ticketing desks, handle the luggage, refuel the aircraft, serve passengers refreshments, and fly the plane. Though air travel is relatively safe, many airline workers are exposed to a certain degree of risk. If you suffer an injury while on the job and are having difficulty making ends meet, let the Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at Bendinelli Law Firm help you receive your benefits.
Common Injuries Among Airline Workers
Since airlines hire a lot of people to perform very different tasks, there are many different risks that workers may be exposed to.
- Overuse Injury: Luggage handlers in particular are at risk of suffering acute or overuse injuries. For instance, a luggage handler may hurt his lower back while loading or unloading luggage.
- Machinery Mishap: Though airlines have lots of sophisticated machinery, machinery doesn’t always work the way it’s designed to. Fueling crews, maintenance professionals, and other workers may be injured by mechanical malfunctions.
- Turbulence: Turbulence often comes with very little warning, making it dangerous to walk through the airplane cabin. A flight attendant may fall during a nasty bout of turbulence and suffer a serious injury.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
If you suffer an injury on the job, report it to your employer immediately. If you wait too long, you may forfeit your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Soon after you become injured, you will likely be contacted by the airline’s insurance representative, who may force you to visit a pre-approved medical professional or deny your benefits altogether. To help ensure that you don’t get taken advantage of, it’s a good idea to seek the services of a Denver workers’ compensation attorney.
Obtaining Your Benefits
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation that covers medical bills, lost wages, and the expenses associated with a permanent partial disability. Even if your employer fires you after you suffer your injury, you’re still entitled to total temporary disability benefits from your employer’s insurance company. If you don’t receive your benefits, your workers’ compensation attorney can represent your interests in negotiations and in a court of law.
We know how difficult it can be to make ends meet after an on the job injury. The Bendinelli Law Firm has been representing injured workers and personal injury victims in the Denver area for more than 15 years. If you have even the slightest suspicion that your airline’s insurance company is treating you unfairly, schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ comp lawyers.