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Serving Injured Workers Over 37 Years

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 37 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.


Filing a Railroad Injury Claim in Georgia Under FELA

June 25, 2021

Railroad employees deserve to work in a safe environment. However, working for a railroad is demanding and can be dangerous. An employee of a railroad company faces significant dangers each shift around the yard when loading freight, moving cars or repairing an engine. Also, operating the train is fraught with hazards such as derailment, collisions, fires, and inhalation of toxic fumes. 

Contractor Allegedly Refuses to Pay Benefits to Family of Deceased SK Battery Plant Worker

June 07, 2021

COMMERCE, GEORGIA - A news story on fox5atlanta.com reports that a fatal fall accident at the SK Battery plant in November last year has become a legal battle.*  The worker tragically fell to his death last November, and the contractor is allegedly blaming the SK worker for the fall.  The contractor is allegedly refusing to pay benefits to the SK worker's family.

New Report Suggests That the Transportation & Warehousing Industries Still have High "Serious Injury" Rates

March 20, 2021

The past 20-years have experienced a steady decline in the number of injury rates in the United States. However, the number of serious injuries and fatalities has not decreased. New information and statistics provided by the ISN's Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) Insights report show the safety difficulties still challenging companies in various industries. The ISN also noted that the transportation and warehousing industries have taken the lead in Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) rates spanning from 2017 to 2019. 

Traumatic and Fatal Injuries in Workplace Accidents

October 26, 2020

According to the most recent data published on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of October 26, 2020, there was a 2% increase in the total number of on-the-job fatalities. The "Fatal Work Injury Rate remained unchanged at approximately three deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Over the past several years, the number of fatal workplace accidents in the United States is about 5,000 deaths.   It's important to note that depending on the state where the injury occurred and the specific facts of an incident, the analysis of what is and what is not a workplace incident may change.  

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida

October 05, 2020

Workers’ compensation programs exist in order to provide protections for individuals who suffer from work-related injuries. The laws related to workers’ compensation vary from state to state. In general, these programs cover the medical costs associated with work-related injuries, and some wage replacement for employees who miss work as a result of their injury or illness. Workers’ compensation benefits do not include some forms of compensation available in personal injury lawsuits, such as payments for pain and suffering. However, unlike a personal injury lawsuit, workers’ compensation benefits are not based on fault. This means that it is possible for an injured employee to collect workers’ compensation even when no one wrongfully or negligently caused the injury, or even if the injured person caused the injury through his or her own carelessness.

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 bls.gov 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- Workcompcentral.com 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 Macon.com, 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.*

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.