Illinois Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Illinois is home to several large airports, including O’Hare International Airport, Midway Airport and Chicago Executive Airport. Airline industry employees, including pilots, flight attendants, baggage handlers, air traffic controllers and ground crew, who are injured while on the job are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits just like any other worker who is injured on the job. Some airline industry employees, such as pilots and flight attendants, travel extensively for their job, which can create unique issues if the airline worker was traveling while injured.
The knowledgeable Lake County workers’ compensation attorney Bogdan Martinovich is well-versed in workers’ compensation laws and how they apply to the airline industry. If you are an airline industry employee who has been injured on the job, skilled Illinois airline worker attorney Bogdan Martinovich can help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
Issues Affecting Traveling Employees
Illinois worker’s compensation laws require that, in order for an injured employee to have a valid workers’ compensation claim, the injury must have occurred while the employee was on the job. Daily activities, such commuting to and from work, eating in a restaurant or walking to one’s car, are generally not covered by workers’ compensation for those employees with a fixed place of employment, but injuries incurred during these activities may be covered by workers’ compensation for traveling employees, such as those employees in the airline industry.
For example, a pilot that slips on the ice in a parking lot while on a layover or flight attendant that is injured in a restaurant while on an overnight layover are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because it is reasonably foreseeable that the employee would need to do these activities while on the layover.
Helping You Work through the Workers’ Compensation Process
Lake County workers’ compensation attorney Bogdan Martinovich understands the complex nuances of workers’ compensation laws affecting airline industry workers. Whether a baggage carrier who is injured while lifting heavy loads, or a flight attendant who is injured while on layover, Waukegan airline worker attorney Bogdan Martinovich has the skill and experience necessary to help you through the entire workers’ compensation claim process.
Contact our office at (847) 996-1350 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how Lake County workers’ compensation attorney Bogdan Martinovich can help you with your airline industry workers’ compensation claim.