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January 2014 Archives

Georgia tree trimmer killed in workplace accident

A recent tree trimming accident has left one family grieving the loss of their loved one. When a person is killed on the job, the surviving family members may be overwhelmed by grief as well as feelings of uncertainty about their financial future. Thankfully, Georgia law requires most companies to provide workers' compensation benefits to victims of a workplace accident. In the case of fatalities, these benefits may also extend to the surviving family members of the employee.

Investigation launched as 2 employees hurt on the job

While the following story did not occur here in Georgia, the circumstances of the story make it relevant to many American workers regardless of their location. Two workers were injured at a distribution center because of a workplace accident recently. One of the victimized employees was injured badly enough that an airlift was required to get the employee to a hospital. The conditions of the two employees are unknown, though the distribution center said that no deaths were involved in the workplace accident.

Worker sues chemical plant for failing to maintain safety

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you suffered a workplace injury? Furthermore, would you know to seek legal representation if you are denied workers’ compensation? Surprisingly, to some of our readers here in Georgia, there are a number of people who become overwhelmed after receiving a work-related injury because they don’t know what their next steps should be. In many cases, their injuries are the result of employer negligence, meaning they deserve compensation. But just like so many across our state, would you know to seek legal help down the road?

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