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Common Summer Work Place Injuries in Georgia

Published on Jun 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm in Personal Injury.

Every single summer, thousands of outdoor laborers in Atlanta, Georgia suffer from work-related injuries or death due to extreme weather. Summer is here, and warm weather means work is now able to be completed outdoors. Although summer is a relatively peaceful season, the sun can also pose a threat to many workers in career fields such as agriculture and construction. Many of these jobs require workers to spend hours sweltering in the hot sun, and this can be extremely dangerous when proper precautions are not taken.

The hazardous elements of summer are often overlooked in comparison to winter, but more workplace accidents and fatalities occur during the summer season.  Heat illnesses and other forms of negligence contributes to these on the job accidentsand injuries, and listed below are the four most common types.

Dehydration & Hyperthermia:

  • The human body can dehydrate and overheat in a surprisingly short amount of time. When completing manual labor outside on sweltering days, the body has the potential to overheat to the point that it can not cool back down. This can result in severe medical conditions like heat stroke or hyperthermia, which can ultimately lead to organ failure and loss of consciousness. Laborers should keep hydrated and be permitted to take breaks often to cool down.

5 Tips After Being In A Car Accident

Published on Mar 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm in Personal Injury.

Nobody is really prepared for a Car Accident to take place; they are unexpected and stressful events. You could be the most careful driver and still be involved in a motor vehicle accident at any point in time. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right while driving, the negligent actions of someone else may turn your world upside down in a blink of an eye. 

Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you fall victim of someone else’s negligent driving:

Check For Injuries

The first thing you want to remember after being involved in a car accident is to check yourself for injuries. If you or someone else is injured, call an ambulance right away and report your injuries to the police. If injuries are severe, or there is major damage to your vehicle, do not move until the police arrive.