To most people, an airplane is a means for getting from point A to point B. To flight attendants, it is a workplace.
Most workers in the U.S. are subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations in their workplace. However, for over 30 years, flight attendants have been excluded from these regulations.
Since the 1970s, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has regulated air quality, noise, and radiation exposure within airplane cabins. However, flight attendant unions and aviation officials have proposed that OSHA cover some of these issues. This could lead to better responsiveness for employees who are injured or ill as a result of their working conditions. “Though long overdue, I believe OSHA protection is a huge step forward for the flight-attendant profession,” said Laura Glading, President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.
We applaud the aviation and labor agencies for proposing this move. All workers deserve the right to be protected from on-the-job accidents and occupational exposures. If you are injured or ill as a result of your job, you can file a claim to receive NJ workers’ compensation benefits. You may be entitled to benefits that cover your medical bills, pay for lost wages, or monetarily compensate you for your injuries.
In order to make it through this difficult time, you need someone on your side. An experienced Somerset County workers’ compensation lawyer will fight to get you and your family the benefits you deserve. Over the past 20 years, Manfred Ricciardelli has handled thousands of these cases. We can help you get the resources you need to get back on your feet. Contact our office at 973-285-1100 to set up a free consultation. If you hire us to represent you, you pay nothing unless we win your case.