If I’m Injured While Working as a Flight Attendant in Another State, Can I Receive Compensation?

8Workers' Compensation for Airline EmployeesLike truck drivers and other travelling workers, airline employees face unique legal issues when pursuing workers’ compensation claims. As is the case with truck drivers and other travelling employees, airline employees are eligible to initiate a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois provided that one of the following conditions are met:

  • The injury occurred in the state of Illinois
  • The contract of employment was in Illinois
  • The primary place of employment is Illinois

However, there are some situations that are unique to airline employees, so it is important to discuss the particulars of your case with a capable Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer.

When Am I “On the Job” While Travelling for Work?

If the scope of your employment includes travelling, then injuries resulting from situations that aren’t typically thought of as work may render you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

For instance, if a flight attendant is injured at a restaurant while on a layover, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation because it is reasonable and foreseeable that the employee would need to eat while on a layover. Similarly, if they suffer a slip-and-fall injury in an icy parking lot on an overnight layover, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

What If I Work in Another State?

Even if you are based in another state, you are eligible to initiate a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois if you injured while on the job in the state.

Speak With a Capable Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at Rubens and Kress

If you have suffered an injury while on the job, you should consult an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer with a track record of success. Rubens of Kress is a Chicago law firm concentrating in workers’ compensation cases, and we charge no fee unless you collect. To learn about your options, contact Rubens and Kress online, at (312) 201-9640, or toll-free at (866) 890-9640.