A Georgia construction company that does greenhouse repair and maintenance apparently inaccurately filled out an application for a workers’ compensation insurance policy. The insurance agent indicated on the new policy that the company only did work here in Georgia, but the reality was that it did much of its business outside of the state.
When someone sustains an injury at work, it is common for them to worry about how their employer will react to them filing a workers’ compensation claim. They might fear getting fired, having their hours cut, or losing their employer’s respect. Add this anxiety to medical bills already adding up and time missed from work, and it is easy to become overwhelmed.
When you’re behind the wheel of your vehicle, do you watch for other drivers’ dangerous behaviors? You probably do if you’re like most people. What you may not think of as often is the threat of single-vehicle accidents such as driving off the roadway.
It was once the standard answer to the question of which seat is safest to be in when a car crash takes place. That standard answer: the back seat. But what was true for decades has shifted in recent years, according to researchers.
At the end of last month, Georgia media outlets delivered the shocking and tragic news that a Virginia Beach city worker quit his job and then a few hours later opened fire on coworkers. He killed 11 city employees and wounded four others, as well as a police officer, in one of the deadliest cases of workplace violence in recent history.
In an ideal warehousing and distribution world, there would be no Georgia workers. And that would mean that there would be no workplace injuries and no need for employers to pay Georgia workers’ compensation benefits.