Workers’ Compensation For Airline And Airport Workers
If you are a worker who has been injured in an airline or airport accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Attorney T. Andrew Miller in Atlanta has the experience and skill to handle your case. Mr. Miller is a workers’ compensation attorney who understands the laws that protect victims of on-the-job accidents.
Asserting Your Rights As An Airline Or Airport Worker
The Georgia workers’ compensation system typically covers airline and airport workers. Workers may sustain injuries inside the terminal, on the tarmac, while handling bags or even during a flight. Examples of common airline and airport injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Repetitive use injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hearing damage
Workers’ compensation covers most injuries or illnesses that an airline or airport worker could sustain.
What To Do After Suffering An Injury
The first step you should take after being hurt on the job is to report the injury to your supervisor and explain how the injury happened.
In Georgia, workers have 30 days to provide a “notice of injury” to their employer. Failing to file within this time could cause you to forfeit your right to compensation. As a practical matter, you should provide notice as soon as possible after the accident so the workers’ comp process can begin.
The length of time that workers’ compensation benefits are paid depends on the injuries. Benefits may cover medical expenses and a portion of your income for up to 400 weeks. If your injury is deemed catastrophic, you may be entitled to income benefits for life.
How To Receive A Free Consultation
If you or someone you love was injured on the job with an airline or at an airport, The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, in Atlanta can help. Lawyer T. Andrew Miller will handle your case diligently and fight for the benefits you deserve. Call our Atlanta office at 678-894-7868, or contact us through our website.