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Understanding the Jones Act and Worker Injuries

Through a federal law called the Jones Act, maritime workers injured on the job have the legal right to sue their employers for damages related to medical bills, lost wages and other costs stemming from their injuries. This law is necessary because maritime workers are not covered through workers’ compensation insurance like most other occupations […]

Asbestos May Present Significant Hazards to Workers

Although asbestos has not been used in building materials for nearly a half-century, reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate that up to 1.3 million workers in the United States are regularly exposed to the hazardous material each day. When inhaled, asbestos fibers can cause serious health issues. Research shows that even […]

Pursuing Legal Action for Serious On-the-Job Injuries

If you or someone you love was seriously injured on the job, you may have been surprised to learn that under Georgia law you cannot sue your employer for negligence leading to an on-the-job injury. In Georgia, as in most other states, your rights against your employer are limited to workers’ compensation. However, this does […]