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The long-term effects of lung disease

Georgia workers who experience long-term exposure to irritants in the workplace may get one of any number of occupational lung diseases. Tiny particles in the air at factories, mining facilities, construction sites and farms are the most hazardous as the body absorbs them instead of expelling them through coughing. The smaller the particles, the more lung damage they can cause.

Are employees required to wear protective footwear?

When it comes to workplace accidents, many different hazards threaten the lives and safety of workers across many fields. In this post, we will look into footwear, which can help protect workers who may be exposed to various hazards. In some instances, workers may be required to wear protective footwear, while those employed in other fields may not. However, someone employed in any industry may sustain a foot injury while on the job and it is pivotal to watch out for hazards.

In controversial, fatal accident, workers' comp may be awarded

Many companies in Georgia have implemented workers' compensation policies to protect their employees, as well as company rights if one of their workers gets hurt on the job. Whether or not people are awarded compensation depends on the nature of their accident, who was involved, whether or not they have utilized their policy the right way and whether or not they reported the incident within the designated window of time. 

Achieving a permanent recovery from your repetitive stress injury

When you begin to recognize the symptoms of a repetitive stress injury, you may not immediately see it as a workplace injury. However, if your job requires you to perform the same functions repetitively and for consecutive periods of time, the pain you are experiencing can undoubtedly be caused by your job. At Comartie Law, we have helped many victims of workplace injuries in Georgia. 

Phones and workplace accidents

People often realize how dangerous it can be to use a phone while driving. Sadly, many distracted drivers have caused accidents which claimed innocent lives because they were sending a text, reading an email or using their smartphone in some other way. It is important to keep in mind that phone use can also be very dangerous in the workplace, especially in some fields. For example, someone working on a construction site may fail to pay attention to their surroundings and cause an accident because they were distracted by their phone.

Managing fatigue in the workplace

Many workers in Georgia are overtired, and this is negatively affecting their impact on the job. Not only does fatigue decrease productivity but it also increases safety risks, especially in certain industries. Employers are seeing the financial impact of fatigue and are trying to manage it to improve safety and their bottom line.

Addressing an injury that occurred at work

People are hurt in many ways, from motor vehicle collisions to a slip-and-fall accident in their home. However, some injuries occur as a result of the carelessness or negligent behavior of another person and this is especially problematic in the workplace. Each year, many employees sustain a wide range of injuries while performing their job duties. Some are hurt in work-related traffic incidents, while others are injured due to the dangerous nature of their line of work or the negligence of a co-worker or employer. For employees who sustain work-related injuries, it is pivotal to address them properly.

How can your employer prevent OSHA violations in your workplace?

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, incidence of the top 10 OSHA violations were down in Georgia and across the United States in fiscal year 2017 from where they were in 2016. While that is undeniably good news for you as a worker, the bad news is that workplace fatalities are more likely to result from these types of violations because they represent the most severe workplace safety hazards.

Errands off the clock and workers' compensation

You regularly run errands for your Georgia employer. Sometimes these occur before work, or on your way home, and sometimes you stop to pick something up on your lunch break. If you were hurt at the office, you would expect workers' compensation, but what about when you are in your car? At Cromartie Law, we understand the confusion that often occurs over offsite accidents.

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