Chicago Airline/Airport Worker Injury Attorneys
Workers’ Compensation for Airline & Airport Employees
At McHargue & Jones, LLC, we recognize that working for an airline or in an airport is stressful, important work. We want to thank workers in this industry for all they do. To show our thanks beyond just these kind words, we also want to offer our reliable and compassionate legal services to anyone in the greater Chicago area who was hurt while working at an airport or for an airline. We would be happy to help you understand how to get workers’ compensation benefits.
We are proud to offer our legal services to employees working at:
- O’Hare International Airport
- Chicago Midway International Airport
- Gary/Chicago International Airport
- And other airfields in Illinois
All aspects of a workers’ compensation claim become easier when you have a legal professional on your side to help navigate them. Make things simpler for yourself by allowing us to represent you and manage your claim.
What is the Most Common Injury in the Airline Industry?
Working in the airline industry can put a worker at risk of several types of injuries. However, stress-related injuries are often reported the most often among airline industry workers.
Two types of stress injuries often suffered by airline and airport workers are:
- Repetitive stress injuries: Completing the same motion or action repeatedly can gradually cause an injury to the affected body parts. For example, an airline worker who has to lift luggage all day can suffer a slowly worsening back injury.
- Mental health stressors: Working within the high-stress environment of an airport or on an airplane can cause mental health difficulties as time goes on, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Pilot Injury Cases
Are you a pilot who was injured on the job or injured due to your job-related duties? You need workers’ compensation benefits right away, so you can rest and get better. Working while injured is never safe, but it can be reckless as a pilot who is in charge of safely piloting an aircraft.
We can help pilots who have suffered from all sorts of health issues, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic back pain
- Cardiovascular complications
Flight Attendant Injury Cases
We often hear from flight attendants who need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim after suffering an on-the-job injury. It is no exaggeration to say that flight attendants have one of the more stressful jobs in the airline industry, and it also has one of the higher risks of suffering a physical injury. In an average shift, flight attendants have to lift heavy bags, navigate cramp spaces, and potentially deal with irate passengers. If you have suffered a physical or mental injury because of your work as a flight attendant, please let us know right away.
Airline Workers’ Compensation Benefits
As an injured airline employee, you should be afforded a variety of workers’ compensation benefits if you get hurt at work or due to your work.
Workers’ compensation benefits available to employees typically include:
However, in most cases, workers’ compensation benefits are only available to employees in Illinois. If you work for an airline as an independent contractor, then you might not have benefits provided by your employer. You might need to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for yourself before you can use any benefits after suffering a work-related injury.
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Our Chicago airline and airport injury attorneys are here to help you make the most of your workers’ compensation claims. We can help you with initial filings to seek benefits, as well as deal with insurance companies and employers if your case has already been filed but denied. No matter what, we want you to get the benefits you require without feeling the stress of the situation.
Contact us online to request more information about our services.