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Don't be afraid to speak up if you are hurt at work

We recently discussed what a compensable injury is in regards to workers' compensation. If you recall, the injury has to occur while you are working if you are going to file for workers' compensation benefits.

There are many people who have counted on workers' compensation benefits only to find out that their claim is denied. This starts a lengthy and complex series of events that can take every ounce of energy that you have. The appeals and stress can really take its toll on you.

Determine if injuries at work should be compensable

One of the things that people who are hurt at work have to determine is if the injury is compensable. There are several points that are considered in these cases. Here are a few of the factors that you need to think about if you are injured.

First, the location where the injury occurred is one of the important factors. You have to be at work when the accident happens. This doesn't mean that you have to be at the work building. Instead, the injury can occur at any location as long as you were performing work-related duties when it happened.

Many factors impact the seriousness of slip-and-falls

Unlike a slip-and-fall accident on television, serious injuries can occur when someone falls in this manner in real life. There are some people who are more likely to be injured in this type of accident.

An elderly person, for example, might suffer a more serious injury just because they are more frail than younger people. This isn't to say that younger people won't suffer injuries, just that it isn't as likely.

What you should know about store fall accidents

If you are out shopping in a store and you slip and fall, you may be wondering what to do. You may have serious injuries that require you to undergo ongoing medical care and incur medical expenses, and other costs that may leave you stressed and worried about how you will pay them. 

Accidents are common occurrences around Georgia. Many people fall and experience injuries that change their lives. Even if your injuries are minor, you may qualify to file a premises liability claim against the property owner. Here is a brief overview of these claims

Concussions can occur in a slip-and-fall accident

A slip-and-fall accident is sometimes the subject of jokes. Unfortunately, they aren't always laughing matters. It is possible for those who have slip-and-fall accidents to hit their heads. This can result in concussions, which are very serious matters.

Concussions can produce a variety of symptoms. You might think that these symptoms will show up right away, but this isn't always the case. It is possible that you might not realize that you suffered a concussion for hours, days or even months after the accident. In some cases, you might brush off the symptoms you do notice as nothing more than an inconvenience.

Plan for what you are going to do after a car crash

Car crashes aren't situations that you should take lightly. Even if you don't think that your injuries are serious, there is a chance that something is very wrong. You should make sure that you get the medical care that you need for your injuries so that you know what you are dealing with and have a plan to heal.

We understand that you might have some concerns about your ability to cover the costs of the medical care you need. Your insurance might not cover the medical care if you are injured in a car accident. You may need to turn to car insurance, either your own or the other driver's.

Tips to help you stay awake while you drive

Falling asleep at the wheel of a vehicle is courting disaster. When you are asleep, you can't control the vehicle, which can lead to a crash. Even if you are able to drive safely and stay awake, there is no guarantee that other people will do the same.

There are several ways that drivers can increase the likelihood that they will be able to remain awake. Here are some tips to employ:

Don't try to go back to work too soon after an injury

Suffering an injury at work is something that most people fear. This is especially true for manual laborers who rely on their income to make ends meet from one month to the next. When an injury occurs, these individuals might try to push themselves back to work as quickly as possible so that they can resume earning the money upon which they depend.

While injured workers aren't entitled to receive the full amount of their paychecks while they heal, workers' compensation can help them with partial wage replacement. This may enable them to meet the bare-bones bills that must be paid to keep the household afloat.

Understanding premises liability in Georgia

If you suffer an accident due to unsafe conditions, you may have a legal claim based on premises liability. Georgia law obligates property owners to keep their premises reasonably safe; failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a lawsuit.

Many types of personal injury cases fall into the category of premises liability. Some common ones include slip-and-fall cases, dog bites and injuries from merchandise or equipment.

How to deal with aggressive drivers

Chances are, you have encountered aggressive drivers. If you were lucky, you got away with nothing more than a short period of feeling irritated or frightened. However, aggressive driving often results in far more serious consequences, causing 66 percent of traffic fatalities on the nation's roads.

Knowing how to handle aggressive drivers can help you leave the situation safely and avoid escalating the incident.

Contact a Rome, Georgia, Car/Truck Accident Attorney

Speak with the lawyers at Gammon, Anderson & McFall in Cedartown or Rome, Georgia, by calling (770) 574-4925 for a free initial consultation. You may also complete our online contact form. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available by request. We also travel to see you if you are unable to come in for an appointment.

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