OSHA investigates chemical leak that killed deputy

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Construction Workers' Accidents on Thursday, February 23, 2017. An investigation has been opened by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration into a chemical leak that killed a deputy from Richmond County. The deputy was killed after responding to an alarm at Xytex Corporation, a sperm bank, in Augusta [...]

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Employers now prohibited from using drug testing as threat

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace safety on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. New rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration change the way employers submit injury and illness data. Among those rules are some specifics that prohibit employers from discouraging workers from reporting their injuries and illnesses—including making sure that employees know [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:04:06+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Common workplace illnesses and how to avoid them

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace illnesses on Friday, February 17, 2017. Workplace illnesses are more common than one might think, but they are also easily avoidable. Some workplace illnesses cannot be avoided due to the type of work performed by employees. The ones that can be avoided take a little bit of [...]

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Could crawling help cure range of motion problems?

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace safety on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. One of the biggest problems with repetitive strain injuries is restoring the victim's full range of motion. Repetitive motion injuries are notorious for robbing people of their ability to fully flex their affected joints. Could crawling change all that? The newest [...]

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Types of construction accident chemical burns

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Construction Workers' Accidents on Friday, February 10, 2017. Construction accident chemical burns are more common than many might think. They are also incredibly painful. Any chemical burn that occurs on a construction site must be reported to a supervisor immediately and medical care must be administered. There are [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:06:24+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Billion dollar issues: Micro-tasks and repetitive motion injuries

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in workplace safety on Monday, February 6, 2017. Repetitive motion injuries involving micro tasks are classified as a type of cumulative trauma disorder—it's an umbrella term that could be applied to a variety of conditions from thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome to tennis elbow and trigger finger. [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:07:03+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Firefighters battling cancer aided with new bill in Georgia

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Industrial Workers' Accidents on Friday, February 3, 2017. A bill was vetoed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal last year that would have allowed firefighters battling cancer to collect workers' compensation if they were able to provide enough evidence that their job caused the illness. The legislature is working [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:07:43+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What is silicosis?

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workers' Compensation on Thursday, February 2, 2017. All jobs come with their own set of risks, but some are obviously more dangerous than others. While injury and death are a concern on many job sites, the silent, slow effects of deadly diseases may go overlooked. Exposure to certain [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:08:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Foot Drop: Resulting from a lower back injury at work

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Peroneal nerve injuries can result in a complex condition known as "foot drop." Someone with drop foot has difficulty lifting his or her toes when trying to walk and may experience pain, weakness, numbness and even an odd, high-stepping walk in [...]

By | 2017-09-10T18:09:00+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments