Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance can be hard to handle, and that’s why you need a Macon personal injury attorney willing to fight for you.

What’s the Difference Between Workers Compensation and Occupational Accident Insurance?

In the event of injury in the work place, workers compensation and occupational accident insurance both give a level of protection to employees. It’s important to understand the difference between the two, since it will be up to the employer to decide which insurance they will be purchasing to protect their company. Workers Compensation This is a state-regulated requirement for employers with a minimum number of employees. Workers compensation covers the cost of lost wages, medical treatment, and rehabilitation for employees who are injured at work. Workers compensation also offers some protection to employers against employees who may sue in relation to their claim. Even if coverage is offered to both parties via workers compensation, employers are still required to provide and maintain a safe workplace to their employees. Workers compensation is the more expensive policy for employers to purchase, but offers more benefits than those found in occupational accident…
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Fatal Work Accident on Construction Site: Statistics in Georgia

A 20-year-old man from Rex, Georgia died in a construction accident in mid-September. The accident happened at a work site at 1110 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta. The worker’s employer, Batson-Cook Construction, stated that there was an equipment accident on the site that led to the worker’s death. When asked if the equipment was a crane, the president of the company said that all he knew what that the accident involved equipment that was placing concrete. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the accident. A friend of the victim spoke anonymously with reporters to give his thoughts on what might have happened. He theorized that a shackle used to connect a vat of cement to a crane failed. This may have been because the shackle was made of nylon instead of steel. Due to wear and tear, it could have failed, dropping the concrete on the victim….
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Is Middle-Georgia Caught in a Workplace Accident Epidemic?

Are fatal workplace accidents on the rise in Georgia? In late December, a worker at a Diamond Plastics Plant fell into a machine and was crushed by falling pipes. That was the second workplace death that week in the state. Two days prior, a 62-year-old man in Roberta, Georgia working at a sand and supply company fell into a hopper, where he passed away. Georgia Fatal Work Accidents: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) A recent BLS report on fatal workplace injuries in Georgia showed that in 2014, there were 148 workplace deaths. Of those deaths, 59 were the result of transportation accidents and 32 were due to violence and other injuries by persons or animals. Slips, trips and falls and contact with objects or equipment rounded off the majority of those accidents. How does this compare to national rates from the same time period? Roughly 40 percent of fatal work…
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