Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

Workers in the meatpacking industry have long complained of high risk of injury on-the-job. From lacerations to toxic substance exposure, bacterial infections and falls, workplace injuries in meat-packing are abundant. Perhaps the most commonly-reported injury among...

Protecting Braves Stadium Construction Workers

Construction workers erecting the massive SunTrust Park in Marietta, Georgia are the focus of a partnership–in hopes of protecting Braves stadium construction workers from injury on the construction site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration,...

Teens injured in Fast Food Restaurants

As we head into the dog-days of summer in Georgia, many of our young people are forfeiting the pool for long days at work, attempting to save money before starting back to school. And with the uptick in seasonal employment, we see a rise in injuries, especially among...

Police Officers and Firefighters Denied Benefits

Atlanta police and firefighters appear to have been kept in-the-dark on disability payments that may have been owed to them, according to WSB-TV. The retired and disabled men and women claim they’re owed more than $30,000, according to the news station. Some of...

Risks of Being Injured on a Summer Job

The month of May is here. For many, it’s one of the busiest months of the year, especially for families. High School and college graduations, proms, summer vacation planning and summer job-hunting may keep families and teens in constant motion. And while our...

Are Subcontractors Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Subcontracting is a common business practice that can help general contractors and businesses get jobs done more efficiently. But what happens when a subcontracted worker is injured on the job? Are subcontractors eligible for workers’ compensation benefits? The...