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Workers’ Compensation in Atlanta, Georgia: Top Ten Accidents on the Job

Injuries from work related accidents can stop the flow of income needed to support a family so be sure that you contact a qualified Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia to assist you as soon as you have been injured on the job, or if a loved one has been tragically killed on the job. It is also important to gather as much information about your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Georgia¬†to assist your Workers’ Compensation attorney in helping you get the most they can to compensate you, or a loved one, for an injury on the job.

sparks-1184243-m (1).jpgAccording to the United States Department of Labor (DOL), the following are the most common injuries on job:

1. Strain or Overexertion can cause a disability or even death on the job such as a death that is brought on by overexertion while an employee is working. This type of injury can happen immediately or it can be the type of injury or disability that happened at some point on the job but the employee does not exhibit symptoms until much later and the injury, disability, or death may still be covered under Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Laws. Electrical shock is a good example of a work related injury that can result in disability or even death much later from the workers actual time of the shock.

The most common examples of these types of injuries include, but are not limited to, factory workers, construction workers, and any job that demands physical labor. Furthermore, employers who are in a hurry or rushing employees can result in unsafe working conditions that may cause strain or overexertion.

2. Slip and Fall accidents from workers slipping on wet floors in the work place can result in permeant injuries that should not be dismissed as the employees’ fault. Employees that are injured on the job while working because of poor lighting and unsafe work areas may also be compensated for on the job injuries under current laws in Georgia that cover the injured worker.

3. Falling Down Stairs or Off of a Ladder can result in a serious on the job injury. Other examples of accidents that can cause serious, permanent, and even fatal injuries on the job are construction workers falling from a multilevel building, roofers falling or slipping off a roof, and teachers falling down stairs. Calling a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer immediately following your accident can help to prevent lost wages or losing other assets as a result of lost wages or time away from work.

4. Reaction of the Body to Avoid an Injury can result in a strain, twisted ankle or sprained ankle. This workers compensation injury can happen anywhere and it is common for nurses and police officers.

5. Falling Objects can result in on the job injuries that are common for retail workers, construction workers, waitress, waiters, and other restaurant employees. Employees struck by objects falling from shelves and materials or tools that are dropped by other workers can cause disability, injuries, and even death.

6. Falling Into Objects from being pushed or from slipping or tripping can cause an injury on the job and this type of accident, for example, happens to office workers and factory workers plus employees in other industries as well according to the Department of Labor (DOL).

7. Motor Vehicle Accidents by truck drivers or anyone that is driving for a living, and even motor vehicle accidents on the premises of the employer, are the types of on the job incidents that can result in permeant or partial lost wages, and a valid Workers’ Compensation Claim in Georgia.

8. Machine Injuries are common at factories and construction sites. According to the DOL, some of the types of businesses where machine injures are occurring the most are from bottle water manufacturing, prefabricator wood building manufacturing, concrete block and brick manufacturing, truss manufacturing, travel trailer and camper manufacturing, manufactured homes factories, and steel foundries.

9. Repetition Injuries can cause tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis. These are common Workers’ Compensation Injuries from employees doing the same thing over and over. Repetitive motion injures can result in an employees’ inability to work at all.

10. Illness in the Workplace can result in loss of work and employees may not know that this is a very common Workers’ Compensation Claim. For example, nursing and residential care facilities workers and employees are susceptible to illness and disease and could be permanently disabled as a result of exposure to the same on the job. Lung and Chemical burns are also common from manufacturing industries and are injuries on the job that can cause further illness that is contributed to work performed on the job.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our Workers Compensation Lawyers are experts and have success representing thousands of people and families who have suffered as a result of Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses in Georgia. If you have been injured on the job, or a loved one has been tragically killed on the job, then contact us immediately for your free legal consultation by and or all of the following means: By phone at (770) 865-8654, (813) 363-6664; By email at; Contact Us on the contact page on our Website or Contact Us by completing and submitting the form on our Blog.

We look forward to working with you and getting you all the just compensation you deserve!