Airport Accident Attorneys

The airport accident attorneys of Schwarz & Schwarz have successfully litigated matters involving accidents caused by equipment manufacturers and distributors as well as by multiple types of airport machinery, including baggage carts, belt loaders, K loaders, baggage tugs, belt systems, and jetways, as well as many other types dangerous conditions on the ramp.

20+ years of experience handling
airport injury claims

Our firm’s airport story started two decades ago in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when several ramp and fleet service workers sustained amputations and severe crush injuries while hooking baggage carts to baggage tugs. Our thorough and intensive investigation of the circumstances, procedures and equipment allowed us to identify repetitive ride-through injuries, resulting in substantial financial recoveries for clients in Philadelphia and across the United States. More importantly, we were able to prevent additional injuries by showing how a simple metal block could prevent employee amputations. Through our continued involvement and focus on airport workers’ safety, we have identified additional dangerous and unsafe airport equipment and machinery that places workers at an increased risk for injury. These discoveries have also led to substantial monetary recoveries for workers from the manufacturers and distributors of belt loaders, K loaders, belt systems, jetways, baggage carts, ladders and aircraft, as well as other types of equipment used at airports across the nation. By understanding the business and job functions of airport workers, the attorneys at Schwarz & Schwarz are available to consult with you directly regarding your airport equipment accidents as well as other type of personal injury matters.

Belt Loader Accidents

The attorneys at S&S have represented clients who have sustained significant injuries caused by various types of airport equipment such as belt loader accidents. Belt loaders which have not been properly evaluated for safety issues for example improper railings, improper machine guards, pinch point area, and improper step heights and treading may result in various types of injuries to airline workers.

When belt loader railings are not evaluated for safety, airport workers may potential be exposed to falling from unsafe heights. When belt loader machine guards are improperly removed and not replaced, airport workers may potentially be exposed to having their fingers, hands and arms getting stuck in unguarded machinery and equipment. When belt loader steps and treads are not evaluated for slickness or proper height, airport workers may slip, trip or fall when getting off the equipment.

Baggage Cart Accidents

The attorneys at S&S have represented clients who have sustained significant injuries cause by baggage carts. Baggage carts which have not been properly evaluated for safety issues such as improper baggage cart tongues and baggage cart eyes, netting, and tires may expose airport workers to various types of injuries.

For instance, by not having appropriate guarding or blocking mechanism on a baggage cart, airport workers when hooking up a baggage cart to a baggage tug may sustain finger, hand, and arm injuries.

By understanding the business and job functions of airport workers, the attorneys at Schwarz & Schwarz are available to consult with you directly regarding your airport equipment accident as well as other types of personal injury matters.

Baggage Tug
Accidents

The attorneys at S&S have represented clients who have sustained significant injuries cause by baggage tugs. Baggage tugs expose airport workers to the dangers of operating a small motor vehicle without many of the safety features vehicles which are operated on public highways have as standard features. Airport workers have sustained serious and significant injuries in trucking accidents while operating baggage tugs when struck by commercial vehicles, trucks, and other types of airport motor vehicle equipment.
 
Unlike a traditional motor vehicle, baggage tug lack safety features such as protection and airbags. Baggage tugs when not properly maintained may also have safety issues related to their tires and brakes. By understanding the business and job functions of airport workers, the attorneys at Schwarz & Schwarz are available to consult with you directly regarding your airport equipment accidents as well as other types of personal injury matters.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents at the Airport

The attorneys at S&S have represented clients who have sustained significant injuries cause by commercial vehicles at the Airport. Commercial trucks, fuel tankers, fuel trucks, commercial transit buses, as well as other types of commercial vehicles which may be negligently or recklessly operated by third parties. Many times commercial vehicles are not properly identified or trained by employers to operate large commercial vehicles, trucks, tankers or busses exposing innocent airport workers and individuals to highly dangerous and unsafe driving practices. In addition, appropriate CDL licensing is often necessary to operate these types of vehicles.

By understanding the business and job functions of airport workers, the attorneys at Schwarz & Schwarz are available to consult with you directly regarding your airport equipment accident as well as other types of personal injury matters.

AIRPORT Job-Site Safety

Today, airport job-site safety and protecting the rights of airline workers is a large part of our firm’s culture. We have developed a strong relationship with labor unions and work closely with them to achieve the best possible job-site safety. As a result of our decades of expertise, we have developed the nationally recognized Airline Safety System, which has been and continues to be instrumental in improving safety for workers at airports across the nation.

Schwarz and Schwarz has extensive experience in all areas of airport safety. We have used this knowledge to secure significant results on behalf of our airport clients, and we have also been instrumental in improving the safety of belt loaders, jetways and other equipment in airports across the United States.

Throughout the past two decades, our firm has also litigated matters against 3rd-party contractors and vendors who perform a variety of airport and airline services, which have injured workers. In many instances, these contractors and 3rd-party vendors have dangerously and recklessly operated commercial vehicles and trucks, improperly loaded and packed materials, carelessly provided cleaning and snow removal services, unsafely maintained and serviced fuel farms and contractors who negligently performed other airport job-site services and functions.

Schwarz & Schwarz has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of their clients following airport accidents and airport equipment incidents.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact Schwarz & Schwarz for an immediate free consultation.

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