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Workplace and Industrial Accidents
To sustain a claim for construction site injuries, a victim must first prove that the owner of the land—or the construction company in charge of the premises—was legally responsible for causing the injuries.
Careers that involve transportation, the use of any heavy machinery, or that come in contact with violent people or animals have a higher incident rate. However, some jobs, which don’t fit into these categories, may surprise you.
Generally, workers assume that when they are injured at work, the only option they have is through workers’ compensation; but in some situations, it’s possible to file a personal injury claim as well.
In pondering a settlement, questions regarding what amount would be fair, what amount would be reasonable, and ultimately what amount would be offered, frequently cross the minds of those considering a settlement of their workers’ comp claim.
In looking at Georgia workers’ compensation law, the law does not provide for workers’ compensation benefits unless there is a physical injury that goes with the psychological injury.
This particular client was able to pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim because he was injured during the course and scope of his employment. He was able to also pursue a personal injury claim because his injuries were caused by the negligence of a third-party – the warehouse employee operating the forklift.
Construction activities are inherently dangerous, and accidents and injuries can occur under a variety of circumstances. Some of the most common causes of construction site injuries include the following...
When you are sidelined from work because of an injury, you need compensation to keep your normal monthly bills paid and to pay the medical bills that you never expected to have.
If the employer knew or should have known of the risk of dangerous activities and hired the employee anyway, the company can be held liable for any harmful acts of the employee.
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