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Excessive Noise Risks in the Workplace

Our five senses help us interpret and enjoy the world around us. This includes not only the beauty in sights and sounds, but also warnings of danger. Hearing is one...

There’s an App for That: Workers’ Compensation and Mobile Tech

Smartphones and mobile technology have been growing in popularity at astronomical rates in the past decade. In fact, almost two-thirds of all American adults own smartphones, relying upon them for...

Studies Show Longer Work Hours Increase Risk of Occupational Injury and Disease

Americans have always taken great pride in their productivity and the strength of the U.S. economy. In fact, compared to their counterparts in European countries, Americans work much longer hours....

How Much Is Your Arm Worth? Amputation Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Those of us who are happy and healthy take the use of arms, legs, and fingers for granted. We may temporarily lament a broken bone, but after a few weeks...

Severe Worker Injury Leads to Discovery of Safety Violations at Georgia Meatpacking Facility

In 1906 Upton Sinclair published The Jungle, a novel which intended to stir up sympathy for immigrants working under harsh conditions in industrialized cities. The public, however, was more concerned...

Workplace Hazards in the Agriculture Industry

The agricultural industry plays a major part in Georgia’s economy, with 9.6 million acres of farmland and thousands employed in the sector. Agricultural work, although essential to the well-being of...

Is a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Really Necessary?

Thousands of workers are injured every year in Atlanta while performing their jobs. Coping with an injury can be very difficult and one of the first questions many injured workers...

The Real Risk of Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Workplace

While they may not be as obvious as being in a vehicle accident or breaking a bone, repetitive stress injuries, also called repetitive motion injuries, comprise a significant number of...

Concerns of the Aging Workforce and Workers’ Compensation

A variety of advances in the past century have led to a significant shift in the demographics of the country and its workforce. Roughly 40 million workers are over the...

Keys to a Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

Work injuries come in many forms and severities, but regardless of the injury it takes a toll on the injured worker and their family in some way. Some injuries are...

Does the Zika Virus Present Problems for Workers’ Compensation?

The Zika virus has been all over the news for the past few months as new cases erupted across South and Central America. Although the virus has not reached the...

Marijuana and the Workplace

Last year brought the signing of major legislation in Georgia pertaining to the use of medical marijuana. Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill that officially made it legal to treat...