Whether you're a member of the cockpit crew, work in aviation maintenance, or ground support, your work is key to the day-to-day running of the global economy. Not only does it help get the world's population from A to B, but it's also a huge component of global logistics for the trade of goods.
And if you're a part of Florida's aerospace industry as a rocket scientist, machinist, pilot, engineer, or another highly-skilled worker, you contribute to the world's premier gateway to space.
There are about 100K Floridians working in more than 500 aerospace and 1677 aviation establishments.
What Are the Risks That the Aviation and Aerospace Work Environment Pose?
The increased pressure within the aviation and aerospace industry, alongside the likes of high turnover, has led to soars in injuries.
In the aviation industry, companies operate in a busy and fast-paced environment. Their airplanes carry cargo to destinations around the globe or passengers across domestic and international lines. This may mean new work opportunities and job security but it also means demanding work that often contributes to or causes injuries.
Regardless of your role, you face stressors from all facets of the job. The aviation and aerospace work environment poses several risks factors by itself that are all significant considerations for employers looking to keep you safe:
- High or low temperatures
- Busy runways
- The time or productivity pressures
- Falling bags since luggage shifts during flight
- Pavement often made slippery by rain, snow, and ice
- Long, difficult shifts with few breaks
- Consecutive overnight shifts
Those factors alone can contribute to chronic fatigue just from the stress of the job, much less the physical hazards that can cause injuries. Between heavy lifting, twisting, carrying, bending in cramped spaces, and working around the structure of an aircraft, the physiological risks you face are considerable and can cause injuries which may require a lifetime of care:
Workplace aviation and aerospace accidents cause hundreds of victims every year. And you and your family have the right to pursue legal action and hold responsible parties accountable for compensatory damages.
Make a Claim for Personal Injury Damages
After suffering a serious injury on the job, it is important to explore your rights to recover personal injury compensation.
Why? Because you can seek full compensation as there are no financial limitations for bringing a claim for personal injury damages. If you have been injured in an accident, your personal injury losses can get fully compensated, including:
- Immediate and long-term medical care and medical bills
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Pain, suffering, and emotional distress
- Loss of companionship, support, and enjoyment of life
A Few Fine Points on How Your Work Contributes to Florida's Prosperous Aviation and Aerospace Industry
Florida's aerospace and aviation rich tradition have turned the area into the unrivaled air traffic center of America and the major support for flight training. It's also the leader in manufacturing all kinds of airplanes, from small components to missiles and launch assets.
Florida's powerful industry relies on:
- Diversified commercial and air infrastructure, that are the key drivers of rapid economic expansion
- A great number of people employed in more than 2.5K aviation companies
- Strong connections with other major industrial forces of the state
- A military base and space launching rockets used by NASA's Kennedy Space Center at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport
Florida's aviation & aerospace industry includes large areas of air transportation, support activities for air transportation, scheduled airline services, and air traffic control improved with detection, search, and navigation instruments. Florida's two commercially-licensed spaceports, Jacksonville's Cecil Spaceport and the Cape Canaveral Spaceport are the launching platforms for many satellites and rockets.
Florida has considerable R&D competencies:
- Integrated avionics
- Composite airframes
- Advanced nanomaterials
- Advanced propulsion systems
- Expertise in complementary industries such as:
- Photonics and optics
- Software and computer systems
- Modeling, simulation, and training
Who Can Be Sued?
Aviation and aerospace accidents are complex and require a long time of investigating. The liability of the parties depends on the accident's causes. As a plaintiff, you must prove the defendant's negligence in performing his obligations. Among the parties that can be held accountable are:
- The designer of the aircraft or defective part
- The work team manager
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Other individuals' employers
- The manufacturer of defective equipment, machines, and safety equipment
Get a Free Initial Evaluation of Your Legal Claim
We specialize in catastrophic physical and wrongful death cases. Our law firm handles a significant number of catastrophic injuries and traumatic brain injuries. To find out if you should file a claim for personal injury damages, your next step is to schedule a free consultation with our experienced injury attorney.
At our law firm, we select the cases we take on. In personal injury and wrongful death cases, we work on a contingent legal fee arrangement. That's when our payment is dependent - or "contingent" - on winning a case, and you do not pay an hourly rate. Instead, our fee is a share of the amount of money recovered in a settlement or lawsuit.
We are ready to present a case in court whenever necessary. As a result, we've obtained significant settlements and jury verdicts that compensate clients for their expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs of a serious injury.
If you believe the death of a loved one - who was an aviation or aerospace industry employee - was caused by the negligent or wrongful act of another, you may have a wrongful death claim worth pursuing to obtain compensation. At The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, we provide legal counsel and representation to people throughout Florida. We help you seek deserved compensation from companies and individuals whose irresponsible actions led to or caused the death of your loved one.