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Flight Attendant Injury Claims

Injured at Work? Turn to Our Highly Accomplished Attorneys in New York

While injuries can occur during the course of any job, some occupations, including flight attendants, tend to have a higher rate of accidents than others. It only takes a split second to suffer a serious injury when you're working 35,000 feet in the air.

A flight attendant injury claim can become complex. Your employer may deny your workers compensation claim. You may fail to receive your benefits promptly. You may feel pressure to accept a settlement that won't be enough to cover your medical bills and loss of wages. Your employer may file the claim in an unfriendly jurisdiction with limited or no benefits when a viable claim can be pursued in New York.

A few facts about flight attendants and injuries

Most people might not think of “flight attendant” as a dangerous job, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, flight attendants actually have one of the highest injury and illness rates of all occupations. Some of the on-the-job risks flight attendants face include:

  • Shifting baggage and unlatched overhead compartments, especially during turbulence.
  • Poor air quality in the aircraft.
  • Assaults from unruly passengers.

Our highly skilled lawyers can help you in many ways. Call 800-692-3717 for your free consultation today. At Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured.

Should I File a Claim?

Back injuries are among the most common types of injuries sustained by flight attendants, but these are by no means the only injuries. Flight attendants may need legal help if they endure any of the following types of on-the-job injuries:

  • Back or spinal injuries from lifting passenger baggage
  • Herniated discs or hip injuries from in-flight turbulence
  • Back problems from reaching the overhead bin
  • Head, shoulder or neck injuries during a rough landing
  • Slip and fall injuries in airports during a flight layover
  • Wrist, back or arm injuries from pushing or pulling a meal cart (which can weigh up to 500 pounds and may not work properly)
  • Injuries from an assault by an unruly passenger
  • Injuries on shuttle buses from hotels to airport
  • Injuries from falling baggage
  • "Sick airplane syndrome" due to poor air quality in the aircraft
  • Other injuries sustained on airplanes and in New York-area airports such as John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport or Westchester County Airport

What is the Impact of an Injury on an Airplane or at an Airport?

Some injuries may force the worker to take a leave from work for surgery, doctor appointments and physical therapy. Some injured flight attendants may need psychological therapy before returning to work. Insurance companies and the airline may put pressure on you to return to work before you are ready. They may not be willing to cover all of your injury-related bills. You may feel lost in the shuffle. You may not know how to manage the complicated process when you're going through a state of trauma.

How to Reach Us - We Can Help You

We know your employer might not be helpful after your accident. That's why you need someone in your corner. We provide clients with one-on-one attention, because we know no two cases are alike. With so much at stake, it's important to choose a law firm that has been helping injured workers for decades and has a demonstrated track record of getting results. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay us any fees unless you get a financial recovery.

Discover the difference Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP can make. For a free consultation, call 800-692-3717 or complete our online contact form.