Our experienced Georgia lawyers know how to evaluate all the facts in your work-related machine injury case that support your serious injury claim. Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws require your employer to cover your work-related medical expenses and possible weekly benefits after a workplace machinery accident. lost wages after a workplace machinery accident.
In many Georgia workplace machinery accidents, there is a potential for a clam to be filed against someone other than your employer. In many machinery accidents it’s often discovered that there are manufacturing defects, lack of worker training, lack of machine maintenance, and the safety guards on the machinery has been disabled. Any one of these may have played a part in your work-related machinery accident and you may be entitled to compensation for such things as:
- Medical Expenses related to your Machinery Injury
- Lost Earning Capacity for Permanent Disability
- Loss of Quality of Life for Permanent Injuries
- Pain and Suffering from the accident.
What Are the Most Common Machines that Cause Work-Related Injuries in Georgia?
Serious injuries can and do happen in Georgia workplaces. Some of the most common types of machines involved include, but aren’t limited to:
How Do Georgia Workplace Machinery Accidents Occur?
The most common factor in Georgia workplace machinery accidents is lack of or inadequate training. If your employer fails to properly train you to use a machine, your risk of being seriously injured increases. In many cases, your employer may put their profits ahead of your safety and pressure you to use a machine without being trained or receiving inadequate training.
In other cases, your workplace machinery accident could be attributed to a faulty machine. If you are injured, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the faulty or defective machinery.
Another common cause of machinery work-related injury in Georgia is the failure to use protective gear. Depending upon the type of work, you may need to wear a protective helmet, thick gloves, heavy-duty boots, or clothing that is meant to protect you from heat and/or flames.
Georgia, however, has a no-fault workers’ compensation system that says that even if your workplace machinery accident was your fault, your employer is still required by law to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses associated with your machinery accident.
Can A Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Help Me With My Machinery Accident Workers’ Compensation Claim?
The Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers at The Gearhart Law Group will conduct an immediate investigation of the work machine that caused your injury to ensure the machine was not faulty and/or defective and that your employer maintained a standard of safety for you and your co-workers. If this standard was not met, and you suffered an injury, or your loved one met an untimely death, you will need skilled and experienced legal representation to ensure you receive all the monetary compensation you deserve.
Remember, you don’t have to go through this complex process by yourself. Keep in mind that the state of Georgia’s statute of limitations has a cap on the amount of time you have to file a claim so contact us as soon as possible after your Georgia work-related machinery accident so we can evaluate your individual circumstances and discuss your legal options with you and your family.