Defining an “occupational disease”

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workers' Compensation on Friday, November 21, 2014. While many employees are aware that they are entitled to worker's compensation when an on the job accident occurs, some Georgia workers may not know that they can also receive benefits when an illness develops because of a person's work conditions. [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:29:16+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Construction workers’ injuries may be covered by workers’ comp

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workers' Compensation on Friday, August 15, 2014. Injuries suffered by Georgia construction workers may be covered by workers' compensation insurance benefits, depending on the circumstances. In many cases, it comes down to the extent that the worker's employer is responsible for the injury. Workers' compensation laws do not [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:24:20+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Worker killed, 6 injured in Georgia film set train collision

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workplace Injuries on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. On Feb. 20, a CSX train crashed into a film production crew that was shooting on a railroad bridge crossing the Altamaha River in Wayne County. The accident killed a 27-year-old woman who worked as a camera assistant and injured six [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:35:14+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Chemicals used in processing chicken could be dangerous

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workers' Compensation on Monday, May 5, 2014. The poultry industry in Georgia is the largest in the nation with about 100,000 people across the state working in the field. The state produces 26 million pounds of chicken each day which helps add $28 billion annually to the state's [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:36:54+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Schwan Atlanta frozen food plant and others fined by OSHA

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workers' Compensation on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The Atlanta facility of Schwan's Global Supply Chain Inc. of Minnesota, which employs about 14,000 people nationwide, was the subject of citations from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that were issued to the company and two other local companies. [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:37:05+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Cold weather increases risks of work-related injury

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workplace Injuries on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Cold temperatures and fast winds can cause cold stress and related injuries for poorly protected outdoor workers in Georgia and throughout the country. Employers can go a long way toward helping their employees understand the warning signs of cold stress and [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:02:19+00:00 January 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Firefighter sustains minor injury during shop fire

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, September 20, 2013. A firefighter was injured while recently fighting a late-night fire at a health food store located in Albany, Georgia. The fire, which investigators believe to have started near one of the store's electrical outlets, was subsequently confirmed to be electrical in [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:05:11+00:00 September 20th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Georgia workplace accident smothers 2 in trench collapse

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, September 5, 2013. The collapse of a trench at a construction site in Georgia killed two men who were trapped when the dirt wall gave way on Aug. 25. The workplace accident occurred during preparation for the expansion of an apartment complex. The Occupational Health and [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:07:39+00:00 September 5th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Georgia worker sustains eye injuries in trash blast

On behalf of Tillman & Associates, Attorneys at Law posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, July 11, 2013. A Georgia refuse worker has regained his vision after he sustained an on-the-job injury while collecting trash. The worker's eyes were damaged when an oxygen tank exploded in the garbage truck. The accident happened in late June in Marietta. The collection [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:09:52+00:00 July 11th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments