Every employee has the right to work in a safe environment. Federal laws have been enacted that set and enforce standards for protecting the health and safety of all workers. A recent investigation of a plant in Georgia has exposed flaws in the company's safety procedures that could put its employees at risk for an on-the-job accident.
Things went terribly wrong recently for a film crew working on a movie in Georgia. One person was killed and several others injured in a horrific on-the-job accident during filming. As investigators sort through the evidence, one family is grieving the unexpected loss of their loved one.
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.