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1 suffers head injury in fall-related workplace accident

Falls from heights are one of the most common hazards that a construction worker in Georgia may face while on the job site. Even a fall from a lesser distance can cause broken bones and joint pain, and the consequences of a fall become greater as the height of a fall increases. A construction worker in another state has suffered a major head injury after he reportedly fell nearly 25 feet in a recent workplace accident.

According to reports, the incident occurred on a recent Monday as the man was removing garbage from the roof of a building. Authorities say the man suddenly tripped and crashed through a nearby skylight and proceeded to fall 25 feet before hitting the ground. Upon arriving at the scene, police advised they had to force their way into the building to rescue the man.

Workers' compensation: 2 die after machine hits power lines

Construction workers in Georgia and elsewhere may face a variety of risks every day. Working with heavy duty machines and from heights can be dangerous under any circumstance, especially when operating near active power lines, as incidents involving electrocution run the risk of proving fatal. Those who lose a family member in a fatal workplace accident could be eligible to receive financial relief through the workers' compensation insurance system, but the process can be intimidating.

Two men died in a recent construction accident in a neighboring state. The incident reportedly took place on a recent Monday as the workers were operating machines on the job site. According to reports, the equipment suddenly came in contact with nearby power lines, subsequently causing both men to be electrocuted. Both of the men suffered fatal injuries in the process and they were pronounced dead soon thereafter.

Repeated actions increase the risk of repetitive stress injuries

There may be many individuals in Georgia who work at jobs that make it necessary to perform the same actions over and over every day. While some may take comfort in the routine this may provide, those who operate in similar professions may also be at higher risk of suffering repetitive stress injuries. While many of these injuries may be treatable conditions, they could still render a person incapable of performing job-related tasks, even if only temporarily.

There are numerous situations in which a person could suffer repetitive motion injuries at work. Performing repetitions for extended periods without interruption or while in an awkward position could place a person at greater risk of injury. In some cases, repetitive actions could also lead to problems with overexertion or fatigue, which could prove harmful to one's well-being.

Workers' compensation: Man struck and killed by falling objects

Falling objects are a major concern for individuals in Georgia and elsewhere who operate within a variety of professions. Similar incidents can be catastrophic, and in some cases, such an accident may even prove fatal. Those who lose someone close in a fatal workplace accident could be entitled to financial aid through the workers' compensation insurance system. The family of a 53-year-old man could be in search of such relief after he was struck and killed by falling objects during a recent incident in another state.

According to reports, the incident took place while the man was performing job-related duties at the site of a construction project. For reasons that remain under investigation, the straps that were holding numerous pieces of lumber in place as they were being transported suddenly snapped. Several of the boards struck the man in the chest and head, causing him to suffer fatal injuries and pass away at the scene.

Can I receive workers' comp benefits if I caused a car crash?

Mistakes happen when we're driving and sometimes the most responsible person can inadvertently cause a vehicle collision. In most cases, when a motorist causes a car crash and it's his or her fault, the at-fault motorist will not be able to seek compensation for the costs related to his or her injuries -- unless those injuries were covered by a no-fault insurance policy. This is different, however, when it comes to someone who gets into a crash while on the job.

As long as you were "on the job" and not intoxicated the answer is probably "yes"

Neck and back injuries common among a variety of professions

Suffering a serious injury at work can be devastating, and unfortunately, workplace incidents are far too common. With major concerns such as neck and back injuries, these accidents can leave a person facing an extended period of recovery, and the resulting financial losses can create a variety of hardships. Many workers in Georgia may seek to reduce the odds of an incident by knowing the potential hazards they may encounter while on the job.

There are a multitude of scenarios in which a person may suffer an injury while working. In some cases, a car accident may occur while one is operating within the scope of his or her employment duties. Sometimes one's chosen field may require a person to perform repetitive actions for hours each day, which can lead to strains in muscles and tendons or even long-term issues with joint and back pain.

Workers' compensation: Construction accident critically injures 1

Many construction workers in Georgia may operate with and around heavy machines every day. While these machines might be essential to the job at hand, they can also open up workers to a certain level of risk. Those who suffer serious injuries while at work may be eligible to pursue financial relief through the workers' compensation insurance system, but they might be uncertain how to navigate the process.

A 49-year-old man has reportedly suffered critical injuries in a recent incident at a construction site in another state. According to reports, the incident occurred as the man was performing job-related duties while standing next to a heavy-duty construction vehicle. For reasons still under investigation, one of the arms on the machine suddenly lowered and crushed the man between its lift and tire tread.

When delivery drivers are hurt in on-the-job traffic accidents

For some workers, driving is a major part of their work. This is the case for most workers in the field of delivery services. Being a delivery driver has its challenges. For one, such workers can face significant safety challenges during the work day.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, delivery work tends to have high injury/illness rates compared to most occupations.

Why do you need a workers’ compensation attorney?

If you are injured on the job, it is easy to believe that you will file a workers' compensation claim, receive benefits and continue to do so until you are able to return to work. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Receiving compensation is easier said than done, as there are many challenges that can stand in your way. If you have any reason to believe that you require guidance, it is best to consult with a workers' compensation attorney.

Frequently asked questions about construction injuries

Construction workers face dangerous job conditions on a daily basis. These dangers include the risk of falling from great heights, suffering injuries caused by objects falling from above, electrocution accidents, heavy machinery-related injuries, crushing accidents, vehicle-related accidents, repetitive use injuries, extreme heat and cold exposure and more.

If you suffer from unacceptably dangerous conditions at a worksite, or if you have been seriously hurt in a construction-related accident, you might benefit from knowing the answers to the following questions:

Verdicts And Settlements

  • Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury
    Settlement in the amount of $275,000.00

    The Employee sustained a fatal crush injury while operating the Employer’s dump truck.

  • Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury
    Settlement in the amount of $205,000.00

    The Employee was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident (MVA) and sustained injuries to the cervical and lumbar spine.

  • Personal Injury
    Settlement in the amount of $115,000.00

    The Client sustained a fractured vertebra during a motor vehicle accident with an individual driving on the wrong side of the road.

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