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What are considered unsafe working conditions?

There is risk in practically anything Bremen residents choose to do with their time. They may risk falling when they walk down their driveways to pick up their newspapers, or they may risk experiencing a car accident when they get behind the wheels of their cars and drive to the store. In most cases, the possible risks that may threaten a person's safety are far outweighed by the desire and need to accomplish certain tasks, and so individuals undertake them. The same holds true for individuals who work outside of their homes in order to earn wages.

What are my rights as a worker?

Employment is both a blessing and a curse for many Georgia residents. Although it provides them with the money they need to have fun, pay their bills and support their loved ones, it also takes time away from their other commitments and may inflict stresses upon them that stem from their work-related responsibilities. While most people experience times of satisfaction and times of frustration with their work situations, no workers should ever feel as though their safety is in danger when on the job. This post will examine some of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) workers' rights that, if disregarded by employers, could lead to workplace injuries and accidents. Victims of these often preventable incidents are encouraged to consider discussing their possible workers' compensation claims with attorneys who work in the relevant field.

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A job is a means of providing for one's family. It keeps the roof over the heads of the people a person loves and food on the table for those who depend on them to provide for their needs. But, sadly, every day Georgia residents are hurt while performing their job-related duties and the wages and compensation that they so desperately need to keep their families afloat is put into danger.

When should I see legal counsel in filing my workers' comp claim?

A carpenter working in commercial construction slices open his hand while using a circular saw that has malfunctioned. He is rushed to the emergency room, where a physician stitches up his hand and recommends a visit with an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon has bad news: The cut was deep, and caused massive nerve damage. The doctor will have to operate immediately to repair the damage and ensure the carpenter can regain full use of the hand. It could take months to heal. The carpenter supports his wife and children - and he's worried.

Tips For Navigating Construction Zones Safely

In Georgia, highway construction zone accidents occur more frequently than you might expect. Nationwide, approximately 1,100 people die in these car accidents every year and about 75,000 are seriously injured or hurt. Here are a few tips to stay safe when traveling through highway construction zones. 

Options for Pursuing Compensation after a Construction Accident

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may have several options for pursuing recovery of your damages. It is important to confer with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to understand what options are available depending upon the nature of your accident. Consider the following examples:

Workplace Injuries: Prevent Heat Illness this Summer

Summertime is just around the corner, which means hot temperatures will be here soon. If you will be working outside in hot and humid weather, you should take precautions to avoid developing heat illness.

Are Psychological Injuries Recognized as Georgia Workplace Injuries?

Georgia workers who suffer certain psychological workplace injuries may be entitled to compensation. Most people think of physical injuries when they hear the phrase "workplace injuries," but a job-related accidents can cause psychological injuries. Georgia worker's compensation law covers injuries that "arise out of" and occur "in the course of" their employment duties. In other words, not all psychological injuries are entitled to compensation.

Common Workplace Injuries

Injuries in the workplace occur every day. Whether it is a slip and fall in an office or a severe laceration at a construction site, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor keeps track of the types of on the job injuries that are reported and how frequently they occur. Below are some of the most common workplace injuries:

Roadway Work Zones....More Dangerous than you Think!

No matter where you live, it is likely that you encounter work being performed on the roadways near you on a routine basis. While work zones are inconvenient for drivers, they are also very dangerous. If you or a loved one has been hurt while driving through or working in a work zone, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to understand all of your legal options for recovering the maximum compensation for your damages incurred.

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