Occupational diseases that lead to workers’ compensation

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace illnesses on Friday, January 27, 2017. Occupational diseases can cause workers to miss time on the job, and if serious enough, can keep workers permanently out of work. Employers are required to keep their workplace safe from hazards that can cause employees to become ill, but in [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:09:32+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Heat Exhaustion: New hires could be at greater risk of harm

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace safety on Monday, January 23, 2017. Occupational heat exposure is something that can take the uninitiated by surprise. If you've never worked in a factory, warehouse, or other environment where you've been exposed to extreme heat, those first few days on the job can be brutal -- [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:10:28+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Plumbing company under investigation after Georgia worker death

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Construction Workers' Accidents on Friday, January 20, 2017. The plumbing company Hardy Plumbing is now under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the death of a 25-year-old worker at the site of Riverwood Plantation. The worker was killed when a trench he was working in [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:11:03+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration do?

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Industrial Workers' Accidents on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Despite all of the regulations, inspections and reminders out there about workplace safety, some employers still don't get the message until they get a wake-up call. If their employees are lucky, that wake-up call comes in the form of a [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:11:57+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The ins and outs of the Georgia workers’ compensation law

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Workers' compensation can be a difficult topic to wade through when you need to find answers to questions. This is a brief discussion about the law, including the ins and outs of the law in the state of Georgia. First off, [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:12:33+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Could sciatica be the result of workplace safety issues?

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace safety on Monday, January 9, 2017. Sciatic pain is so common that many people think of it as an inevitable part of aging—but could it really be the result of either small repetitive-use injuries or a specific on-the-job trauma to your spine? Quite possibly. Your sciatic nerve [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:13:03+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Can I get workers’ compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome?

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workers' Compensation on Friday, January 6, 2017. Most jobs in Atlanta require the use of your hands. People who work jobs that require the frequent use and motion of their hands are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. The syndrome is a repetitive stress injury that is [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:13:42+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Debris removal at fire site brings concerns of hazardous material

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace illnesses on Friday, January 6, 2017. Debris removal has begun at the old Barwick Mill site in Lafayette, which suffered a fire last month. The cleanup will last into the spring and include demolition and disposal of fire-damaged items. The Environmental Protection Agency noted that debris piles [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:14:14+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Are there new rules regarding marijuana and workplace accidents?

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Industrial Workers' Accidents on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Georgia is among the newest states to legalize the use of medical marijuana. While obstacles still remain for patients who want to use the drug, there will no doubt be more people on the the drug quietly working in some [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:14:48+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments