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August, 2009:

Augusta, GA Paper Mill fined after an employee dies from injuries sustained at work

Recently, OSHA recommended a fine for an Augusta-based paper mill, International Paper, after an accident that killed a worker earlier this year. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that OSHA handed down 37 citations and proposed more than $120,000 in fines against (more…)

Gainesville, Georgia Poultry Farm Fined for Endangering Workers

The local poultry plant, Mar-Jac, in Gainesville Georgia was recently fined almost $380,000 by OSHA. OSHA proposed $379,800 in penalties against Mar-Jac Poultry Inc., of Gainsville, Georgia, for safety and health violations. The company was cited with four willful violations with a (more…)

Georgia’s Injured Employees and Workers’ Compensation

Generally, when an employee is injured in Atlanta or any other city in Georgia, the employee may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are primarily made up of medical treatment as it relates to the work injury and income benefits to a certain point.

In most cases, the Employer may (more…)

Recent Court of Appeals Decision on Workers’ Compensation

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision rendered by the Superior Court of Lowndes County on the issue of appellate jurisdiction.  The case at bar was Strickland v. Crossmark, Georgia Court of Appeals, A09A0491 (06/26/09).

In this case, the claimant was an employee at (more…)

Bryan Ramos and Gail Bailey, Featured Presenters at Document Management In The Trenches

On September 23, 2009, Bryan Ramos and Gail Bailey will speak at the Cobb Galleria at a seminar hosted by the Institute for Paralegal Education.  The seminar (more…)

Georgia Court of Appeals Clarifies Workers’ Comp Requirements for Tolling Statute of Limitations in Catastrophic Designation Cases

On July 9, 2009, the Georgia Court of Appeals delivered its opinion in the Kroger Company v. Wilson case (A09A1226).  In this matter, the Court specifically addressed the application of the statute of limitations provision to a change of condition/catastrophic designation case. (more…)