Getting hurt on the job is one of the biggest fears many workers in Georgia face. Being injured so badly that you are unable to pay your bills or provide for your family can be a terrifying thought. While it becomes a reality for many, it doesn’t have to.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, we can help. The workplace injury attorneys at DuBose Miller aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of injured workers throughout the Atlanta area. We will protect your rights and fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our office today for a free consultation.
Fighting for Georgia Workplace Accident Victims
An accident at work can happen in a split second. Falls from heights can lead to devastating spinal cord and brain injuries. Slip and fall accidents on wet or uneven surfaces can cause a broken bone or strained muscle. The possibilities are endless, and they happen with regularity in Georgia.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 78,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in Georgia in 2019 and 207 fatal occupational injuries the same year. These statistics are shocking, particularly considering that most workplace accidents are entirely preventable and caused by employer carelessness.
Common Workplace Injuries
The ways a person can be injured at work are endless. DuBose Miller handles workplace injury claims of all kinds. Some of the most common types of injuries we encounter include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Hearing loss
- Traumatic brain injury
- Respiratory issues
- Eye injuries
Assisting Workers Across All Industries
At DuBose Miller, we take pride in representing injured workers throughout the Atlanta metro area from across all types of industries. Our law firm has successfully recovered benefits on behalf of employees who were injured in a wide variety of occupations. We represent clients from many industries, including:
Construction Worksite Accidents
Some of the most dangerous jobs you can work in Georgia are in the construction industry. Constantly shifting worksites combined with large, heavy equipment and machinery create a substantial risk for construction workers.
An experienced electrician could be seriously injured or killed if something goes wrong on the job. A roofer can be highly trained and experienced and still get seriously injured. And any construction industry worker is in danger of getting hurt through various hazards on the job site that include hazardous materials, falling objects, dangerous machinery, unsafe scaffolding and trenches, and defective products.
Factory Worksite Accidents
If you work in a factory, you likely spend a good amount of your time around machinery that is meant to help you get your job done. But that same machinery can lead to serious bodily harm and even death if something goes wrong.
Factory machinery with missing parts or defective machinery can lead to devastating injuries. A co-worker could make a mistake by turning a machine on at the wrong time or altering a piece of machinery that leads to a life-altering injury. These accidents can leave you needing lifelong medical care and create substantial financial hardship.
The industrial sector, such as the mill, mines, and warehousing industries, has some of the highest rates of workplace accidents in the nation. The explosion in online shopping has driven growth in the warehouse industry, where employers are struggling to fill job openings.
Industrial accidents occur due to collisions with heavy machinery, falling objects, and dangerous chemicals, to name a few. If you’ve been injured in one of these accidents, you have the right to pursue justice.
Healthcare Worker and Hospital Accidents
The nationwide incidence rate for the healthcare industry is some of the highest in the nation. In 2019 alone (before the pandemic), registered nurses and nursing assistants had some of the highest rates of days away from work due to occupational injuries.
Healthcare workers face a number of serious health dangers and safety hazards, including ergonomic risks from heavy lifting, exposure to toxic and radioactive substances, and even incidents of workplace violence.
Those who drive for a living can be involved in a variety of serious work-related injuries. Whether you drive a local delivery truck or an 18-wheeler, the risk of a serious crash on one of this state’s roads or highways is substantial. No matter how defensively you drive, an accident can still happen, and you deserve compensation.
This is not an exhaustive list of the industries we represent. If you’ve been injured while doing your job, our firm will put its skilled advocacy to work on your behalf.
Who Can You Sue for Your Workplace Injuries?
Every accident and injury is different. The details of your accident and who was at fault will determine how best to pursue compensation and legal action. In Georgia, workers’ compensation insurance provides many workers with benefits and pay after an injury in exchange for protection against an employer lawsuit.
Some of the workers’ compensation benefits you can collect include:
- Medical benefits – These cover all of your medical bills associated with your workplace injury.
- Income benefits– These benefits are meant to replace a percentage of your lost wages while you are unable to work due to your injury.
- Death benefits– If a worker is killed on the job, workers’ compensation will pay burial expenses as well as a percentage of that worker’s lost income to family members.
Even if you have a workers’ compensation claim, it’s helpful to consult with an attorney who can ensure you are getting the full benefits you deserve. In some cases, you have the option to sue a third party for additional damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
Speak With an Experienced Georgia Workplace Accident Attorney
DuBose Miller advocates for victims of workplace accidents who want to make sure that all possible sources of compensation are thoroughly considered. Our Atlanta law firm has built a reputation based on integrity and results. If you’ve been injured and need help accessing the compensation and resources to which you’re entitled, we urge you to contact our office. Call (404) 720-8111 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.