Workplace injuries can be some of the most challenging types of Georgia
personal injury claims to be involved in. Many people do not feel completely
comfortable requesting their place of employment handle an
on-the-job injury, especially when the employee enjoys their job. Unfortunately, being injured
on the job is a reality that not only Georgia workers face every day,
but loved ones face as well in the event of a workplace death. The best
and easiest way to handle a workers’ compensation legal claim is
to contact an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible following
Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing a 2% increase
in the number of fatal work injuries in the U.S. from 2013 to 2014. In
total, there were 4,679 deaths on-the-job recorded last year on the Census
of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). Slip or trip and fall accidents
accounted for the most significant increase at 10%. Of all types of occupations,
the number of law enforcement official deaths increased the most at 19%.
In the event of a workplace fatality in which that worker was the primary
wage earner, family members may have potential claims to collect benefits.
Spouses and children who were dependent on a worker who lost their life
while on the job may not be able to support themselves following a workplace
injury or death, in which case a Georgia injury attorney should be contacted
to determine your legal rights. For more information on workplace fatality
legal claims, contact Jones & Swanson today for a free consultation.