Forsyth Man Dies Following Workplace Accident at Monroe County Wastewater Treatment Plant
A recent workplace accident left one Forsyth man with fatal injuries, tragically losing his life shortly after arriving at a nearby Macon hospital. According to a news report, as the worker was sawing pipes in a ditch at a wastewater treatment plant, as he had done thousands of times before, a chop saw gashed the worker's neck. Additional details about how and why the incident happened are not currently available, and a more extensive investigation should shed light on how this workplace accident occurred. Perhaps it was a freak accident that was not necessarily preventable, or perhaps there was machinery that was malfunctioning, among many other possibilities. An investigation should help to answer these questions to rule out certain causes of the accident.
The catastrophic nature of this workplace accident is something that is not be easy to overcome, especially for family members and friends close to the victim. Even if the man had survived the accident, he may still have suffered injuries that would change his life forever, potentially requiring the need for permanent medical assistance, and the inability to work in the future.
What to Do After a Workplace Accident
Unlike an ordinary car accident or personal injury case, a workplace accident can involve more than a potential lawsuit against a party thought to be responsible for a person's injuries or death. In certain situations in Georgia, a person who has been injured while working may be able to file a workers' compensation claim. However, not every injured worker may qualify for workers' compensation benefits based on the type of employment relationship that exists between the employer and the employee, whether the employer has workers' compensation insurance, and other factors. Therefore, it is crucial that anyone injured in a workplace accident seeks the advice of a legal professional to learn what rights they may have.
There are time limits on how long you have to file a workers' compensation claim in Georgia, as is the case with any personal injury claim, so do not delay in seeking legal assistance. In addition to a possible workers' compensation claim, which involves a no-fault investigation of the workplace accident, some individuals can seek to recover compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit if it can be shown that a third party other than the injured person's employer was at least in part responsible for his or her injuries. However, no two workplace accidents can be treated the same, as each accident is a unique situation that involves a thorough analysis and investigation to determine what the best course of action is for an injured individual or family member of a lost loved one. As such, an attorney can advise you on what steps are necessary to protect your rights.
Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a workplace accident, you should consult with our attorneys at Montlick & Associates. With more than thirty years of experience, Montlick & Associates has continued to provide legal representation to injured individuals from all across Georgia. Our Atlanta Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Attorneys are standing by to provide you with the guidance you need to move forward following an accident.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333). You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com, to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.
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