Rise in injuries expected as kids head back to school


It may sound a bit unbelievable but we expect to see an increase in injuries as the summer comes to a close and kids go back to school. This results from the increased traffic on the roads (as evidenced every morning in Atlanta) as well as the teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and so many more faculty members reporting back to work.

Not everyone would consider being in the school a high risk job but consider the cafeteria workers who deal with food in bulk meaning heavy lifting and repetitive motion. These workers often experience injuries such as carpal tunnel, back injuries and shoulder injuries.

Special education teachers are also among the high risk category as their job often involves a physical aspect in lifting and restraining children, pushing wheelchairs and more.

There also workers who commute or travel that will be impacted by the higher traffic volume on the roads. The increased traffic means more employees may be involved in automobile accidents which may be related to their job. This would include the thousands of bus drivers employed in the state.

If you have been injured on the job, give our law firm a call today to schedule your free consultation.