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Workplace injury may cause financial struggles in Georgia

Though many individuals enjoy their jobs, workers could still find themselves at risk of injuries. A workplace injury can happen to anyone, and the extent of those injuries can have varying effects. In relatively minor situations, workers may still need time away from work to recover while more serious events could lead to extended hospitalization and permanent injuries.

Georgia residents may be interested in a work-related accident that took place in a neighboring state. Reports stated that two men who were part of a demolition crew were working on cutting parts of an old coal plant when part of the structure collapsed. The incident caused the two men to fall to the ground amid the debris, which resulted in injuries.

One the workers had to be flown from the area by medical helicopter. He suffered broken ribs and needed stitches for a cut on his leg. The second worker was taken to a different hospital and had been treated and released at the time of the report. The injuries he suffered were not disclosed. The accident was still under investigation at the time of the report. 

As this incident demonstrates, different workers can suffer various results from an on-the-job accident. A workplace injury of any kind can have negative repercussions on Georgia workers. In such situations, financial struggles are not uncommon. Luckily, if the injured workers qualify, workers' compensation could provide benefits to help with those financial struggles. Gaining information from experienced attorneys could help interested parties determine their workers' comp options.

Source: murfreesboropost.com, "Injuries not critical at demolition site on Nissan Smyrna property", Dan Epright, March 21, 2017

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