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A work-related injury is a "good news-bad news" scenario. While any employee who suffers an injury on-the-job typically experiences physical challenges like excruciating pain and periods of disability, the Georgia workers' compensation system is designed, to provide a faster no-fault system for seeking financial relief and medical care. Workers' compensation benefits may include free medical care, short-term income replacement benefits and long-term disability when an injury victim suffers either partial or total disability. Our Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyers have prepared this blog to provide general information on the rights and remedies of those injured in a workplace accident or by an occupational illness.

Our firm has over 36 years of experienced handling both personal injury claims and workers' compensation claims. Depending on the facts of your case, sometimes we are able to pursue a personal injury claim against a third party in addition to a workers' compensation claim. This dual strategy can provide often provide for a much greater financial recovery, because greater damages are available in a personal injury claim or lawsuit are often greater than the benefits offered through the workers' compensation system in Georgia. Additionally, there are additional categories of damages that are recoverable in a personal injury claim, such as money for pain and suffering. If you or your family member has been injured while performing work-related tasks, we welcome your call 24/7 so that you can schedule a free initial consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). We also offer the option of contacting us by using our 24-hour Live Online Chat or Free Case Evaluation Form.

Role of Narcotics in Workers’ Compensation Cases

September 18, 2020

GEORGIA – According to an NCCI Holdings Inc. brief published online at GWCA.INFO, narcotics play a significant role in workers’ compensation cases. The drugs are commonly prescribed to patients who have been injured in work-related accidents and can account for almost 20 percent of a claimant's medical costs.*

Transportation-Related Jobs Can Be Deadly in Alabama

April 24, 2020

ALABAMA- The keeps track of information regarding deadly workplace accidents throughout the United States. Data from 2018 indicates that in Alabama, 89 people died on the job in various industries. The number of workplace deaths in the state hit a high in 1996, with 155 workers tragically dying. In 2015, 70 deaths were reported making it the least fatal year for work-related fatalities in Alabama.*

New Report Details Deadly Blast in Alabama

December 26, 2019

ALABAMA- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a report on a fatal pipeline explosion that occurred in Alabama in 2016, according to NYDAILYNEWS.COM. The tragic event killed two people, injured four others and caused delays in the shipment of fuel supplies to the Eastern Seaboard.*

Workers Suffer High Injury Rates at Amazon Warehouses

November 28, 2019

USA- reports that employees are suffering higher than average rates of on the job injuries at Amazon warehouses around the country. Amazon is pushing to fulfill orders as quickly as possible. The fast turnaround between a consumer clicking to order a product and receiving that product at their door is part of the success of the massive company.*

Worker Fatality at Nichiha Plant in Macon, Georgia, Under Investigation by OSHA

October 23, 2019

MACON, GA. – According to an online news report posted on The Telegraph on, a worker fatality that occurred at the Nichiha plant in Macon, Georgia, is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This is the second worker fatality to be investigated at the plant since its 2007 opening, according to the report.*

Construction Worker Injured in Accident with Nail Gun

October 14, 2019

GA- The writes that a construction worker’s accident with a nail gun was caught on camera a few weeks ago. The victim was working on building a play pirate ship when he picked up the nail gun and brushed it against his leg. The gun fired shooting the man through the thigh with a three-inch penny nail. The nail has grooves on its sides which make it difficult to extract.*

After a Worker Loses Fingertip, Safety Citations Filed

April 17, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report at, the Occupational Safety and Heath Review Commission (OSHRC) assessed about twenty thousand dollars in citations against a sanitation company for violations discovered after a worker lost a fingertip in a work-related incident.*

OSHA issues a Safety and Health Information Bulletin With Lithium Batteries

March 13, 2019

Safety Issues Pertaining to Lithium Batteries and Lithium Battery Powered Devices Addressed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OHSA”)

Washington D.C. – According to, in addressing certain fire and explosion hazards of lithium batters, issued a Safety and Health Information Bulletin warning employers and employees of said hazards that stem from these batteries used to power small or wearable electronic devices.

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