Minnesota Attorney For Injured Baggage Handlers
Baggage handlers serve an essential role at our nation’s airports, ensuring that bags and packages arrive at their destination with the passengers. Unfortunately, lifting heavy bags can lead to back injuries. At Midwest Disability Work Comp, in Minneapolis, our lawyers take the health and well-being of airline employees very seriously.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys have years of experience representing baggage handlers, pilots and other airline workers in Minneapolis, St. Paul and throughout Minnesota who have been injured on the job.
We can help you obtain all workers’ compensation benefits you are eligible for after an injury on the job at the airport. Suing your employer or a third party may also be possible. Ask our Minnesota attorneys to evaluate your case at no charge.
Types Of Back Injuries
Baggage handlers may experience two different types of back injuries:
- Sudden onset injury from a single lifting event
- Cumulative damage from repeated lifting over time
Many people develop some degree of spinal degeneration as they get older. However, when a person’s job involves lifting heavy bags and packages, that degeneration can be accelerated and aggravated. Even if your back pain is due to a preexisting condition, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as long as your condition was worsened by your on-the-job activities.
If you have chronic back pain that prevents you from showing up to work five days per week, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits. Our attorneys are skilled at helping you receive all of the benefits you are entitled to, no matter how hard your employer and insurance carriers work to deny your claims.
Questions About Suing Your Employer As An Injured Baggage Handler? Call Us
Start with a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Minneapolis workers’ compensation attorneys. We will fight to help ensure you get the benefits you deserve.