Anyone who sustains a workplace injury should be able to recover compensation for their losses. This includes coverage of their medical bills and a significant portion of their lost income if they cannot work while they recover. However, not all injuries are necessarily traumatic. Often, individuals suffer from occupational injuries that occur as a result of exposure the hazardous conditions in the workplace. Here, we want to discuss how individuals recover compensation if they sustain an occupational disease as a result of job-related duties. What is an Occupational Disease and is This Different From a Regular Work Injury? An occupational… read moreREAD MORE
Any employee who sustains an injury on the job should be able to recover compensation for their losses. In Georgia, this includes coverage of all medical bills caused by the workplace injury as well as a significant portion of lost wages if an employee cannot work while they recover. But what happens if an employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance? Here, we want to discuss what types of penalties that employers could face if they fail to properly insure their workers. Additionally, we will look at where an injured worker can turn to recover compensation for their injuries if… read moreREAD MORE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plays a critical role when it comes to workplace safety throughout the United States. OSHA has regulations for safety requirements in most workplaces throughout the country, and an employer’s failure to abide by these regulations could result in significant consequences. Each year, OSHA compiles a list of the top violations that they encounter when they conduct inspections of workplaces throughout the US. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys want to share the most recent top safety violation list so that you have an understanding of whether or not you are operating in a safe… read moreREAD MORE
Every worker should be able to count on receiving compensation when they sustain an on-the-job injury. Injuries can happen in any industry, but some are riskier than others. This is particularly true for various types of industrial work. Industrial accidents can lead to severe injuries, and it is not uncommon for victims in these situations to need extensive medical care and a significant amount of wage assistance if they cannot work while they recover. Here, we want to discuss the challenges of securing workers’ compensation insurance in the aftermath of an industrial accident. Industrial Jobsites are Hazardous Industrial jobs have… read moreREAD MORE
According to data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 2.8 million total non-fatal worker injuries and illnesses across the country during the latest reporting year. While many jobs pose significant risks for workers, those who operate on communication towers face incredible hazards every day. Our nation relies on cell towers to keep us interconnected. Here, we offer safety tips for those who work on the construction and maintenance of cell towers in Georgia. Georgia cell tower construction and maintenance safety tips Training Training is required for all cell tower construction and maintenance workers. The Occupational Safety… read moreREAD MORE
Navigating a Georgia workers’ compensation claim takes knowledge of how the system works. Workers’ compensation exists to give injured employees an outlet for financial recovery without having to prove negligence. It does not matter whether an employer was negligent or at-fault for the employee’s injuries; the employee can recover compensation regardless, thanks to Georgia’s workers’ comp system. Qualifying for workers’ compensation does not necessarily mean the employer is liable. How Does Workers’ Compensation Work? Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. It takes the burden of proving someone else’s negligence off the injured worker’s shoulders. Workers’ comp is an insurance system… read moreREAD MORE
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