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Personal Injury can happen on the job.
Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law provides workers in the State of Georgia with certain rights and responsibilities should you be injured on the job due to the negligence of your employer or coworker.
But know that Georgia Workers’ Compensation limits the amount of benefits you may apply for. Georgia law does not allow for a worker to sue their employer for their injury, nor does Georgia law allow payment for compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you have been injured on the job and have any questions regarding the reimbursement for your injuries and subsequent pain and suffering and for all legal aspects not covered under Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws, you can Contact Me Now for a free case review and evaluation.
Under the Job Safety Act of 1970, federal laws were passed to Protect the Health and Safety of all American workers. (OSHA) which stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, mandates All Workers Have The Right To A Safe Workplace and that Every employer must provide their employees with a workplace that is free from recognized hazards.
Under our new administration the already declining number of OSHA safety inspectors has seen a further dramatic reduction in its workforce. According to the most recent statistics put out by the United States Department of Labor, there are only about 2,100 inspectors available to travel across the nation and examine over 8 million workplaces for safety violations. This amounts to about one safety inspector for every 59,000 workers. This drop in workplace safety inspectors has diminished the power of OSHA’s compliance protection laws and opens up more opportunities for dangerous workplace environments to thrive and for more on the job injuries and even fatal accidents to occur.
Stuntman Dies on the Georgia set of The Walking Dead. This past July the hit Television series “The Walking Dead” was filming an episode of its eight season in Georgia when a highly trained stuntman suffered a traumatic head injury and died several days later in an Atlanta hospital According to news sources the stuntman hit his head on a concrete floor after he fell about 30 feet.
A spokesman for The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a fatality investigation into the death was ongoing and in January 2018 (OSHA) announced that the film studio for “The Walking Dead” had been issued a “serious citation” for failing to protect employees at its filming location in Senoia, Georgia.
This isn’t the first time production had to be halted on the set of The Walking Dead because of an unsafe set. Back in 2013 a zombie actor on the show The Walking Dead sustained serious injuries and had to be hospitalized.
Contact the nearest OSHA office to you. These federal OSHA offices cover private sector employers and workers in Georgia:
Atlanta East Area Office
2296 Henderson Mill Road,
NE, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30345
(770) 493-7725 FAX
Atlanta West Area Office
1995 North Park Place S.E., Suite 525
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 984-8855 FAX
Savannah Area Office
450 Mall Boulevard, Suite J
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 652-4329 FAX