Workers' Compensation

Workplace Injuries: Things to Consider if You Are Injured at Work

An injury at work has the potential to become a lengthy and complicated headache. An employee who is hurt due to an accident on the job will suddenly be dealing with company management, human resource representatives, doctors and insurance companies. If this happens, it becomes a major stress point of the employee’s workplace and life.

Workers’ Compensation laws are designed to protect us, should an accident or injury occur while on the clock. The law requires any business with three or more employees to have workers’ compensation insurance.

The Maze of Workers’ Compensation in Georgia

There is an old adage that says “accidents happen.” It’s a popular phrase that you have probably heard, because it’s true. When accidents happen in the workplace, the injured employee often faces a long road of recovery, doctor visits, paperwork and overall headaches. If the accident results in an injury that keeps an employee out of work for an extended period of time, there may also be an impact on their wallet and overall financial security.  

OSHA standards for powered industrial trucks may change

Georgia residents whose jobs involve working with powered industrial trucks may see a change in safety standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering changes to its standards for powered industrial trucks used in construction, maritime and general industry. The agency put out a request for information on March 11. Comments and information will be accepted until June 10.

New Technique Could Reduce Shoulder Injuries Among Truck Drivers

An under-reported cause of workplace injury in Georgia and across the United States is shoulder injury related to landing gear cranking. A recent study now shows that through strategic positioning, it is possible to prevent injury to truck drivers while raising or lowering trailers.

Avoiding the five most common workplace accidents

Avoiding the five most common workplace accidents

All employees in Georgia, whether they work in the construction, retail or agricultural industry, should know about the following five types of workplace accidents and how to avoid them. First on the list are slip, trip and fall accidents. Slips can be caused by wet or oily surfaces, weather hazards and spills that are not taken care of in time. Workers may also trip in poorly lit areas and on torn carpeting, loose cables and clutter.

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