Workers’ Compensation for Airline Employees in Illinois
There are many potential hazards to working in the airline industry, and it is not uncommon for airline employees to need to initiate a workers’ compensation claim. At Rubens and Kress, we have extensive experience representing flight attendants, ramp servicemen, pilots, and gate agents, and we can help you navigate the complex claim process.
Some common injuries for airline employees include:
- Herniated discs
- Meniscal tears
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
Where Should You Initiate a Claim?
It is important to note that airline employees sometimes deal with unique legal issues when initiating a workers’ compensation claim, in part because it is possible to sustain an injury outside of your state of employment and residency. If you were hired in Illinois, you are still eligible to claim workers’ compensation benefits even if you are injured while traveling in another state.
Often, employees who are injured in Illinois but based in other states are also eligible for benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. It is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with the intricacies of the law in order to ensure that you have access to the compensation to which you are entitled.
Mahoney v. United Airlines
At Rubens and Kress we have extensive experience with workers’ compensation cases for airline employees. Jason H. Rubens personally briefed and argued a 2006 case before the Illinois Supreme Court — Mahoney v. United Airlines — which resulted in a change to fourteen years of law under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. These efforts have affected the rights of thousands of employees in the airline industry, and should assist many injured airline workers in receiving the benefits they deserve.
If you are in need of help initiating a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, contact Rubens and Kress. You can reach our office at (312) 201-9640 or toll-free at (866) 890-9640. There is no fee unless you collect, so you can rely on our years of proven expertise with confidence.