Risks and hazards are part of the job. But too often, accidents result in serious injury and death that could have been prevented. They happen because companies ignored safety rules or failed to provide proper safety equipment. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that more than 3 million reportable injuries occurred in the American workplace within the past year. More than 4,500 of those workplace injuries proved to be fatal.
If you have suffered a serious work-related injury or lost a loved one to an accident on the job, the Atlanta workplace injury lawyers of The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates will aggressively protect your rights to obtain workers’ compensation and pursue additional damages for your loss.
We have more than 30 years of experience in aggressively and successfully pursuing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for clients in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville and Loganville. Call us today or fill out our online form for a free consultation.
Common Workplace Accidents and Injury
There are more than 200,000 employers in Georgia. They represent a wide variety of industries such as manufacturing, construction, trade and services. The BLS says workplace injuries occur at a rate of 3.5 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers.
According to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company’s annual Workplace Safety Index, the top causes of serious, or disabling, non-fatal workplace injuries are:
- Overexertion injuries from excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying and/or throwing.
- Falls on same level.
- Falls to lower level.
- Bodily reaction injuries from bending, climbing, reaching, standing, sitting, slipping and/or tripping without falling.
- Struck by object, such as a tool falling on a worker from above.
- Highway incidents (automobile accident).
- Caught in/compressed by equipment or objects.
- Struck against object, such as walking into a door or wall.
- Repetitive motion injuries caused by repeated stress or strain.
- Assaults/violent acts.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may be able to obtain money. These funds can help you with medical bills, rehabilitation costs, future medical expenses, lost wages and lost productivity through workers’ compensation and/or an additional personal injury claim. In the case of a fatal workplace accident, a family may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault parties and be compensated for their losses. A court may also award money for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
Contact Our Atlanta Workplace Accident Lawyers Today
If you have suffered a serious workplace injury or the wrongful death of a loved one in an accident on the job, contact the Atlanta workplace accident lawyers of The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates for an evaluation of your legal options. We aggressively protect the rights of the injured to workers’ compensation and additional damages.
If you live in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville, Loganville or anywhere in Georgia, call us today or fill out our online form for a free consultation.
Remember, if we don’t win, you don’t pay.