Based on a study by the United States Department of Labor, there were 99,300 workplace injuries and illnesses reported in Georgia in 2016. There were 117 additional workplace incidents that resulted in death. These incidents commonly occur as a result of transportation incidents, construction site accidents, defective machines and falls. In fact, a study by the National Floor Safety Institute showed that slip and falls are the leading cause of worker's compensation claims and represent the primary cause of lost days from work.
Workplace injuries can dramatically alter your life due to the impacts of the injury and the resulting loss of income. If you have been injured in the course of your employment, you may be entitled to disability benefits in the form of weekly wage benefits, payment of your medical bills or even a lump sum settlement.
In cases of workplace injury, it is important to speak with an attorney who understands how your injury should be categorized to ensure you receive adequate compensation. Call us now at (404) 840-0777 for a free evaluation of your claim.