An increase in housing construction may lead to an increase in Workers’ Compensation claims


The Washington Post recently reported that housing construction posted a better-than-expected increase in January. This activity is the highest level in six months.  This slump has been the worst in decades. However, this gain provides a glimmer of hope to the industry and a return to work for Georgia’s construction workers.

At Ramos & Law, we have represented many construction workers. In many cases these workers present the highest risk of injury given the nature of the job.  Typical injuries include back pain, torn rotator cuff tears, and knee pain. If a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she should receive immediate medical treatment. In fact, the worker may choose a doctor from a pre-selected panel of doctors. If the injured worker’s injury is severe enough to miss time from work, he or she would be eligible for temporary disability benefits.

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