Metropolitan Atlanta is the fifth-largest market in the U.S. for warehouse space. With about 800 million square feet of space, Georgia is a go-to state for corporations looking for affordable warehousing: and also one that logs thousands of workplace accidents. One of the most dangerous aspects of warehouse work is using the forklift. Forklift accidents account for a significant number of injuries.
What happens when nurses and physicians suffer work-related injuries while caring for their patients? According to the CDC, healthcare is the second fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy. It is projected that there are over 12 million healthcare workers in America. Of these employees, nearly 80% are women. Did you know that healthcare workers suffer musculoskeletal disorders?
The construction industry in Georgia is in a growth mode. Whether residential construction in Gwinnett or Cobb County, mixed-use development with apartments, hotels and retail space around the metropolitan area or a high-rise in Atlanta. It’s all on the rise in Georgia as are the injuries sustained by these workers.
Food and Beverage Industry
Workers employed at Pepsi, Coca-Cola, or Kraft Foods know that they are working in a “factory”. It is a commercial factory where they make, manufacture, package, bottle, and process food for millions of people. This assembly line process is physically demanding. Just like in the automobile, plastics, or steel factories, workers are often hurt on the job.
Airline workers such as Delta employees, Southwest Airlines workers, and baggage handlers for both airlines are generally covered under workers’ compensation. If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to immediate medical treatment. It is important to report the injury to your supervisor and accurately explain how the injury happened as a part of your job.
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Have you or someone you love been hurt at work? There are certain deadlines in the Georgia Workers’ Comp system. Fill out the contact form below for a free consultation to examine your rights, or call us at (770) 637-0105, even if you’ve been denied benefits.
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