Manufacturing Accident Lawyer Atlanta, GA
Georgia has a long and proud tradition of manufacturing, including agricultural products, machinery, consumer goods, and more. Jobs within this industry are often difficult, but the workers who do them have a reason to feel proud of what they accomplish.
Unfortunately, manufacturing work is also quite dangerous. There are many ways to be injured on the job in a factory or other production setting, including:
- Crush injuries from malfunctioning equipment
- Exposure to hazardous or toxic chemicals
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Cumulative trauma building over time (hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)
- Being struck by falling objects
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, know that you’re not alone. Also, please note that you almost certainly have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Before you file, you may want to consider working with a highly experienced Atlanta, GA manufacturing accident lawyer to better ensure that your claim is successful and that you receive all the compensation you’re entitled to. The team at Tillman & Associates is ready to guide you through the entire process and advocate for you every step of the way.
When Workplace Accidents are Fatal
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 186 fatal workplace accidents throughout Georgia in 2018. The majority were transportation-related deaths, but a significant portion involved the types of injuries common in manufacturing operations.
In 2018, about 22 Georgia workers died in slip, trip, and fall accidents while on the job. This was the third-leading cause of death. Another 16 workers were killed by “contact with objects or equipment.” This could include:
- Being struck by heavy falling objects
- Having body parts pulled into malfunctioning machinery
- Being pushed or thrown by a moving object
- Getting crushed by equipment
- Getting crushed by falling structures (building collapse)
Know that if you have lost a loved one due to a fatal workplace accident, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation death benefits. An Atlanta, GA manufacturing accident lawyer can help you through this sometimes-frustrating process of applying for benefits, which we know is only made harder by the grief you are feeling. Please contact us to learn more.
Why Seek a Lawyer’s Help?
The workers’ compensation system is supposed to work so smoothly that an attorney’s help is not necessary. But if you know anyone who has been through the process before, you understand that this is rarely (if ever) how things work. Workers’ compensation insurers have a vested interest in minimizing or denying claims, which means injured workers often face an uphill battle even for very legitimate claims.
Our firm’s Atlanta, GA manufacturing accident lawyer and support team is ready to advocate for you every step of the way, from initial filing through all levels of appeal. We will ensure that your rights are protected and that you present the strongest possible case for why you deserve benefits.
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Our firm is proud to help Georgia workers claim the workers’ compensation income and medical benefits they are entitled to. If you want to discover how we can help you and your family during this difficult time, please contact our office to arrange an initial consultation with a manufacturing accident lawyer Atlanta, GA, trusts.