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What to Do After a Workplace Injury Published in Workers Compensation on August 5, 2019.

Regardless of what kind of work you do, workplace injuries happen, and the workers’ compensation protocol is the same regardless of the field in which you are employed. Understanding the basic procedures can help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled in a timely manner. Workers’ compensation claims, however, are often complicated, so If you’ve been… READ MORE

Industries with Significant Risks of Fall Accidents Published in Uncategorized,Workers Compensation on July 9, 2019.

There is no good place to experience a serious accident, but incurring an injury at work can lead to some significant challenges. Working through the workers’ compensation claims process in Macon, Georgia, can be complicated and confusing. Depending on your employer, many companies will fight to reduce the compensation you’re awarded in order to keep their costs down. This can… READ MORE

Injuries Associated with Explosions Published in Workers Compensation on June 25, 2019.

Explosion accidents that occur on the job in Georgia are unfortunately all too common. Some workers, depending upon where they work, are more at risk than others. Workers who are most at risk for suffering injuries in an explosion accident include mine workers, gas and oil workers, power plant workers, underground cable and sewer repair workers, and paint factory workers.… READ MORE

What is the Process for a Workers’ Compensation Case in Macon? Published in Workers Compensation on June 4, 2019.

Injuries sustained while a worker is on the job can be sudden and painful. Fortunately, there is a mechanism in place by which injured workers can pursue compensation for those injuries from their employers. This process is known as workers’ compensation. When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation could act as your safety net, allowing you to continue… READ MORE

The Most Common Injuries at Work Published in Workers Compensation on May 27, 2019.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured in a workplace accident every 7 seconds. In many cases, these injuries occur in completely preventable accidents and leave victims with significant medical expenses, an inability to work, and lingering medical problems that can affect them for months or even years. Here are some of the most common injuries… READ MORE

Risks For Warehouse Workers Published in Infographics,Workers Compensation on May 6, 2019.

Our Macon workers compensation attorneys work with those who have been exposed to some of the most common warehouse risks.

The Hazards Warehouse Workers Face on the Job Published in Workers Compensation on April 23, 2019.

Anybody who has ever worked in a warehouse knows how hazardous it can be to your health. In just seconds you can be pinned under a palette, caught in equipment, or exposed to dangerous chemicals. It is incumbent upon owners to ensure that workers are safe and understand how to protect themselves from potentially dangerous situations. Macon workers compensation attorneys… READ MORE

Available Worker’s Comp Benefits for Injured Workers in Georgia Published in Workers Compensation on April 1, 2019.

In Georgia, all employers comply with federal laws that require worker’s compensation insurance. Any employer who hires more than one worker purchases adequate coverage for all workers. If a worker is injured, the employer file an insurance claim to cover certain expenses for the worker. A denial of worker’s compensation benefits often leads to a legal claim to collect compensation.… READ MORE

Common Workplace Injuries Published in Personal Injury,Workers Compensation on February 11, 2019.

We have all heard the phrase, “just another day at the office.” The words imply routine and familiarity. Yet just as home, school, vacation or a trip to the supermarket offer their own set of perils, so too does work. Statistics demonstrate the frequency and likelihood of employees suffering injury–or worse–in the workplace. Physical disability and economic damages may follow.… READ MORE

Workplace Injuries – Your Future and Options Published in Workers Compensation on January 28, 2019.

  If you are hurt on the job, your employer could be responsible for ensuring that your injury is given proper medical attention and treatment. To begin the process, it is important to inform your workplace of the injury as close to the time of the incident as possible. This gives the employer a chance to assess and document the… READ MORE

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  • Where Do Slip and Falls Occur?
    Slip and fall accidents are extremely common accidents that often lead to serious injuries. A slip and fall can happen nearly anywhere, but there are several places that these dangerous accidents happen most frequently. When you hear the term slip and fall, it may not strike fear in your heart, but these accidents can be […]
  • What to Do After a Workplace Injury
    Regardless of what kind of work you do, workplace injuries happen, and the workers’ compensation protocol is the same regardless of the field in which you are employed. Understanding the basic procedures can help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled in a timely manner. Workers’ compensation claims, however, are often […]
  • Some Car Accident Injuries are Not Immediately Apparent
    We often see dramatic images of car accident victims on the news and in television programs. So if you’re in a serious car accident, you might be surprised when you walk away with no apparent injuries. Do not be fooled, though. Just because you don’t see the symptoms of an injury does not mean you’ve […]
  • Slip and Falls are Common in Large Retail Stores
    When you’re out enjoying a day of shopping at a retail store, the last thing you probably expect is to experience a serious slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, this scenario is more common than you might imagine. Spilled beverages, misplaced stock items, and other conditions can cause a slip and fall accident that results in […]