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Electrical Injuries on the Job Published in Workers Compensation on February 17, 2020.

While any injury sustained on the job can be serious, electrical injuries are among the most painful and severe injuries that an employee can sustain. Further, while an electrical injury can occur in the course of nearly any kind of work, they are most common on construction sites, which are rife with heavy equipment, machinery, and an abundance of electrical… READ MORE

How Cargo Spills Cause Additional Damage and Injuries Published in truck accident on February 10, 2020.

Traffic accidents that involve trucks are among the most dangerous accidents on our roadways. When a massive semi-truck’s cargo spills in the process of an accident, it makes things that much more dangerous and deadly. Even when the cargo itself is relatively innocuous, the damage caused by cargo that spills out at highway speeds is difficult to overestimate. When that… READ MORE

The Possible Harm Caused by Drivers Who Run Red Lights Published in Car Accidents on February 7, 2020.

When you drive, you accept the responsibility of doing so safely, which includes adhering to the rules of the road and following all traffic lights and signals. Drivers who choose to run red lights make our roadways far more dangerous for everyone on them. In fact, running red lights is closely associated with some of the most serious traffic accidents… READ MORE

Jobs that Can Result in Serious Back Injuries Published in Workers Compensation on February 4, 2020.

As much as you may enjoy your job, it’s important to recognize that it can also be physically hard on you. In fact, some types of work are especially hard on our backs. Understanding the risk involved can help you avoid being injured on the job. If you do sustain a back injury at work, consult with an experienced Macon… READ MORE

What is the average settlement for a work related back injury? Published in Workers Compensation on February 1, 2020.

There is no real average for work-related back injury claim settlements, as each case depends on several factors when benefits are calculated. Back injuries are probably the most common type of serious work-related injury, largely because they can occur as the result of an isolated accident and develop over time from physically demanding job responsibilities. One component that back injury… READ MORE

Overtime Hours Can Lead to Accidents Published in Workers Compensation on January 21, 2020.

Most of us work about 40 hours a week for a reason – because it’s safer and more productive to do so. Putting in lots of overtime can lead to dangerous accidents on the job. If you’re expected to put in extra hours at work, it’s important to recognize that it can be more harmful than it is beneficial. If… READ MORE

Delivery Truck Accidents Right in Your Neighborhood Published in truck accident on January 13, 2020.

Increasingly, everyone buys many things online. From furniture to toothpaste, people are making their purchases on their devices, and these purchases are brought to us courtesy of delivery trucks and vans – some of which are quite large. This means that our neighborhoods see more and more delivery trucks, and as a result, delivery truck accidents are on the rise.… READ MORE

Winter Road Trips Can Involve Accidents Published in Car Accidents on January 7, 2020.

When you head out to your holiday destination this year, take the necessary precautions to help make it a safe trip. And if a negligent motorist leaves you or someone you love injured, consult with a Macon car accident attorney. Increased Risks during the Holidays The fact is that there are a variety of factors that increase the risk of… READ MORE

Workers’ Compensation for Commercial Drivers Published in truck accident,Workers Compensation on December 30, 2019.

Driving a truck – or another kind of commercial vehicle – is among the most dangerous jobs out there. Commercial trucks are massive machines that travel our highways and byways, and truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous. Further, commercial truckers often put in long, sedentary hours – with mandatory wait times attached. Commercial drivers are also responsible for checking their rigs,… READ MORE

Does Working Overtime Increase the Risks of Job-Related Injuries? Published in Workers Compensation on December 16, 2019.

The standard workday in the United States is eight hours, and this standard was created for some very good reasons that include employee health and safety. Many companies ask their staff to put in extra hours – known as overtime – and both employers and employees can benefit from this approach.  Employees are generally paid higher wages for the overtime… READ MORE

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  • Electrical Injuries on the Job
    While any injury sustained on the job can be serious, electrical injuries are among the most painful and severe injuries that an employee can sustain. Further, while an electrical injury can occur in the course of nearly any kind of work, they are most common on construction sites, which are rife with heavy equipment, machinery, […]
  • How Cargo Spills Cause Additional Damage and Injuries
    Traffic accidents that involve trucks are among the most dangerous accidents on our roadways. When a massive semi-truck’s cargo spills in the process of an accident, it makes things that much more dangerous and deadly. Even when the cargo itself is relatively innocuous, the damage caused by cargo that spills out at highway speeds is […]
  • The Possible Harm Caused by Drivers Who Run Red Lights
    When you drive, you accept the responsibility of doing so safely, which includes adhering to the rules of the road and following all traffic lights and signals. Drivers who choose to run red lights make our roadways far more dangerous for everyone on them. In fact, running red lights is closely associated with some of […]
  • Jobs that Can Result in Serious Back Injuries
    As much as you may enjoy your job, it’s important to recognize that it can also be physically hard on you. In fact, some types of work are especially hard on our backs. Understanding the risk involved can help you avoid being injured on the job. If you do sustain a back injury at work, […]