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. Nearly 250,000 Georgia workers are employed in warehouses in Warner-Robbins, Gainesville, Macon, August, Atlanta, Columbus and more. Unfortunately we continue to see a significant number of Georgia workers injured in the warehouse.
One of the most dangerous aspects of warehouse work is using the forklift. Forklift accidents are reported to cause over 95,000 injuries and 100 deaths every year. Falling debris and machine malfunction as well as carelessness can result in serious injuries while using a forklift, from closed-head trauma and back and neck strain, to crushed limbs and even death.
Additional hazards in warehouse work include back injury from heavy lifting, cuts from power tools and bone breaks from collisions with small motor vehicles. As about 8,000 trucks leave ports each day in Georgia, there is constant loading and transporting in and out of warehouses. Vehicle movement, stocking, loading and unloading present potential risks to warehouse workers.
If you’ve been injured on the job, give us a call today for your free and confidential consultation about your workers’ compensation benefits.
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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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