Macon, GA (PRWEB) August 17, 2013
In a recently published blog article, “Ten Unlikely Hazards That Lead to Workers’ Compensation Claims,” the Mann Law Firm alerts Georgia workers to less-known but common workplace dangers.
Attorney David Mann said the June 2013 article and related content on the website reflects the law firm’s commitment to helping injured and ill workers in Macon and throughout Middle Georgia to obtain needed workers’ compensation benefits.
“The point of this article is to underscore the fact that any accident or injury that requires medical attention and prevents one from being able to work on a temporary or permanent basis should be investigated,” Mann said.
“A worker should learn about their legal rights and explore whether they are eligible for benefits provided through the Georgia workers’ compensation system,” he added.
The workplace dangers identified in the Mann Law Firm blog article are based on information obtained from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The article discusses “unlikely hazards” such as poisonous plants and animals, carbonless copy paper, asphalt fumes and ultraviolet radiation.
“Each of the hazards we list in the blog post could potentially qualify an employee for workers’ compensation benefits under Georgia law,” Mann said.
According to Mann, Georgia workers’ compensation is governed by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. The program allows qualifying workers to obtain benefits that include reimbursed medical expenses and weekly payments that replace a portion of income that is lost during the worker’s recovery.
Most workers in Georgia are in employment situations that would qualify them for benefits if they are hurt on the job or suffer an occupational disease, Mann said.
“Reviewing our blog articles and other workers’ compensation materials on our website is a starting point,” Mann said. “It’s crucial that a worker follow up on what they learn by contacting an attorney and reviewing the specific, unique facts of one’s situation.”
About Mann Law Firm
For more than 50 years, the Mann Law Firm has advised and assisted those who have been injured or become ill on the job. In addition to assisting clients with workers’ compensation claims and appeals, the firm represents victims of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and trucking accidents. The firm handles a variety of other personal injury and wrongful death claims. The Mann Law Firm is located at 130 N. Crest Blvd., Suite A, Macon, GA 31210, and it serves clients throughout Macon, Dublin, Warner Robins, Milledgeville and surrounding areas in Middle Georgia. For more information, call (478) 742-3381 or use the firm’s online form.