Articles Tagged with atlanta workplace injuries

Recently, US News & World Report told the sad story of a 21-year-old who worked at the airport and who got hurt on-the-job. The young airport employee was driving a luggage tug, which fell over. As a result of the accident, the worker lost her leg. She made a workers’ compensation claim, which was initially denied. The claim was denied because she was allegedly driving the luggage tug to meet her mother to pick up food at the time of the incident. The workers’ comp insurer said she wasn’t actually working since she was driving to meet her mom, but the workers’ compensation appeals board disagreed, overturned the benefits denial, and awarded her full workers’ comp coverage. Atlanta workers' compensation lawyer

This young woman was not the first to be injured at an airport. Many airport workers do physically demanding work and do work with dangerous equipment and machinery like luggage tugs or other large pieces of equipment like movable tarmac stairs.

Lots of different things can go wrong while airport workers are doing their jobs, and it will be important for any injured worker to understand his or her right to make a work injury claim. An Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer can provide assistance to victims in pursuing a case for compensation, so call an attorney right away if you work at an airport and need help getting benefits to cover your work-injury costs. Continue Reading

The holiday season is a busy time for retail workers. Unfortunately, during this festive season, there is also a big risk of retail employees getting hurt on-the-job. There are many different reasons why retail workers face an elevated risk of injury during the holiday season. Understanding the risks is essential for both workers and employers in order to try to reduce dangers. retail worker injuries

If a work injury happens during the holiday season, the victim must know his or her rights under Georgia law. Georgia law doesn’t allow workers to sue employers under most circumstances, but does make it possible for a workers’ compensation claim to be made after any and all on-the-job injuries. An Atlanta workplace accident lawyer can provide assistance to retail workers who are hurt during the festive season, or at any time of the year.   Continue Reading

Falls are one of the top causes of workplace injuries and of workplace fatalities. There are already many rules aimed at preventing falls on-the-job, but workers still continue to get hurt. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has now updated its slip and fall rules by putting new requirements into place. Hopefully, this new regulation can help to make a difference in keeping people safe from harm. Atlanta fall injuries

If a fall does happen at work, the injured victim could be entitled to workers’ comp coverage. If the fall is a fatal one, dependents can also get death benefits through workers’ comp under Georgia law. An Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer can provide assistance in pursuing a benefits claim and seeking coverage for medical bills and other costs after a work injury.  Continue Reading