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Airline Employee at CLT Hurt on "Employee Bus" Wins Case

Airline employees stationed at CLT got a win today in the NC Court of Appeals. In an unpublished decision, Skoff v. USAirways (COA 13-994), the Court upheld an Industrial Commission decision awarding workers' comp benefits to a flight attendant who was hurt on the "employee bus" as it was transporting her to the employee parking lot.  The driver slammed on brakes and she fell from a standing position.  These buses are actually provided by the Airport but the airlines make them available to the airline employees by paying the bus fare to the City as part of the contract of employment.  Cases in which airline employees get hurt on the bus come up pretty often.  Now we have a Court of Appeals decision favorable to the employees under the "provision of transportation" theory.   In the future, it should be easier to get those claims covered for injured airline employees! 

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