Charlotte Airline & Airport Employee Injury Attorneys
Workers’ compensation representation for injured workers in North Carolina
Airline and airport employees face rough conditions as part of the job. Working in baggage handling, on the tarmac, and in maintenance, as well as pilots and flight attendants, can be risky with the potential for accidents and injuries. If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries as an airline worker, having an experienced attorney on your side can help increase your chances of securing the proper benefits to which you are entitled.
At Price, Petho & Associates, we provide compassionate legal services to clients who suffer accidents and harm on the job. If you have been injured while performing work duties as an airline or airport employee, you have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for lost wages, disability, medical bills, and other injury-related costs. Even though most airline and airport employees are part of labor unions, our Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyers may still be able to help protect your rights.
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What are the most common injuries airline and airport workers face on the job?
With Charlotte Douglas International Airport right in the city and a variety of others within 150 miles, North Carolina employs a great deal of airport and airline workers.
Airline and airport employees face a variety of hazardous conditions on the job, working in fast-paced and stressful environments. Lack of sleep, jet lag, or improperly maintained equipment could lead to serious injuries. Tripping and falling, being struck by objects or equipment, getting caught between machines, or falling from heights could have devastating consequences.
Airline and airport workers are at risk for a variety of injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries from blows or trauma to the head
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries from lifting heavy loads
- Hearing loss from cumulative noise exposure
- Diseases from exposure to toxic chemicals
- Burn injuries from spilled and ignited fuel
- In-flight turbulence and other injuries
- Spinal cord injuries from falls from heights
- Slip and fall injuries from uneven flooring, loose cables, and liquid spills
Broken bones, concussions, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, bruises, rotator cuff tears, disc herniations, and neck injuries are common among airport and airline workers. Employees must operate complex machines, move heavy luggage, and handle other hazardous materials on a daily basis. If you suffer an injury while performing job duties, you have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.
I was injured at my Charlotte airport job; am I entitled to benefits?
Most likely. Employees who sustain an injury during the scope of their jobs in North Carolina are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These can include payment for:
- Medical expenses. These include the medical bills stemming from your injury, including treatments, surgeries, follow-up, specialists, therapies, and prescriptions.
- Lost wages. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may not be able to return to your job. Wage loss benefits are referred to as “Temporary Total Disability” and “Temporary Partial Disability.”
- Vocational training. If you can return to work, but at a different type of position due to your injuries, these benefits provide job training or help with job searches, interviews, and tuition expenses.
- Disfigurement or scarring. These benefits are available when an injury leaves you with permanent disfigurement, scars, or internal organ damage.
- Death benefits. Workers’ compensation also provides death benefits in the tragic event an employee suffers a fatal accident on the job.
The Charlotte attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates can explain the benefits to which you may be entitled at your initial consultation.
Can your Charlotte attorneys help even if I’m in a union?
Yes, we can. Our legal team has decades of experience handling workers’ compensation claims for airport and airline employees, as well as representing the interests of union employees. Both private and union employees have the right and the choice to work with their own attorneys, who can represent their personal interests (and not just the union’s) to secure the compensation to which they are entitled.
At Price, Petho & Associates, we work with a variety of union employees, including the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), Teamsters, AFL-CIO, Air Line Pilots Association, and National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
How can an airline workers’ compensation lawyer help my denied claim?
Our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys provide experienced legal assistance to ensure your claim is prepared and filed properly the first time, helping cut down on unnecessary delays. We can:
- Investigate your case, collecting evidence and information to defend against the airline’s denial of your claim. This can include witness statements and any written, video, or photographic evidence of the incident that caused your injuries.
- Consult with your doctors, as well as other medical experts to show the extent of your injuries.
- Prepare and present your case skillfully and effectively at hearings and/or appeals with the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
- Negotiate the best possible agreement or settlement for your workers’ compensation claim, depending on your specific injuries and circumstances.
Finally, we can answer any and all of your questions regarding the Charlotte workers’ compensation process in a free consultation.
What airline employees do your Charlotte attorneys work with?
The attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates are proud to work with airline and airport employees from airlines serving the Charlotte area and more, including:
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- Contour Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- FedEx Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- JetBlue Airways
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Swift Air
- Sun Country Airlines
- United Airlines
- Vacation Express
- Viva Aerobus
Is there a workers’ compensation attorney near me?
Price, Petho & Associates has offices at 1420 Elizabeth Ave in Charlotte. We also maintain offices in Rockingham and Rutherfordton. If you are unable to come to us, we can make arrangements to visit you at home or in the hospital.
Tenacious workers’ compensation attorneys serving Charlotte
Price, Petho & Associates provides aggressive representation to injured airport and airline employees. We have a detailed knowledge of federal and state laws, and have guided countless clients to successful settlements. Our Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyers conduct a thorough investigation, gather evidence, and represent you with skill and knowledge in both negotiation or litigation. To set up a free consultation, call 704-372-2160 or fill out our contact form. We serve workers in Charlotte, Rockingham, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, and South Carolina.