Man Falls 20 Feet in Canton Workplace Accident, Resulting in His Tragic Death


August 16, 2015

Workplace accidents can be just as devastating, and even more devastating than any other accident that occurs outside the workplace. Workplace accidents are sometimes dealt with differently than car accidents, medical malpractice and other personal injuries. Some workplace accidents can result in an employee or a person's loved ones receiving workers' compensation benefits. However, in some instances, workplace injuries can also be addressed in a personal injury action, depending on the nature and severity of the injuries as well as the reason why such injuries occurred.

According to a local news report, a young man recently lost his life as a result of a workplace accident, where he fell twenty feet while he was installing a roof. It is too early to tell what may have contributed to the man falling. Authorities have to thoroughly investigate an accident before reaching any conclusions. If it turns out that someone was negligent, and such conduct caused or contributed to a person's injuries or death, this injured person or the family of a deceased loved one should seek legal action in a court of law in addition to filing a workers' compensation claim.

How Do I Know if I Should Contact an Attorney?

Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether or not your or a loved one's injuries were caused by another's conduct. As such, speaking with an attorney simply to have your questions answered can be important to you better understanding the situation as well as which steps are necessary to protect your rights. Workplace injuries may not always be easy to resolve, and filing a workers' compensation claim on your own can sometimes complicate the matter. Speaking with an attorney does not mean you have to, or even want to file a lawsuit. It simply means you have questions that you want answered, and if someone else caused your suffering, there can be a way to hold that person or company responsible.

A qualified attorney will give you an honest evaluation, and provide you with the information and guidance you need to make an informed decision about moving forward. Injuries have lifelong consequences that victims experience in the form of physical and/or emotional pain, thousands in medical bills, and the inability to work, among many other life-altering consequences. Further, not only is the injured individual experiencing the aftermath of an accident, but also the individual's family members, as their lives have likely been changed as well.

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Montlick and Associates has been representing injured workers for over thirty years throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast, including but not limited to all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

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Source:

http://patch.com/georgia/canton-ga/man-dies-after-falling-20-feet-workplace-accident


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