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Man Killed Operating Crane in St. Simons Island Work Accident.

Man Killed Operating Crane in St. Simons Island Work Accident. (MurrayLegal.com: Stock Photo)

Did an equipment malfunction contribute to this work related death and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

ST. SIMONS ISLAND NEWS

A worker was killed at a St. Simon Island, Georgia company on the morning of April 9, 2019.  

According to TheBrunswickNews.com, “A man was killed Monday afternoon on St. Simons Island during a work accident at a company off Sea Island Road.”  The news story reports, “[t]he man was operating a crane lifting a large slab of marble…[t]he slab of marble fell onto the man.”  The man was taken by ambulance to “Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”  The death was ruled accidental according to the report.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation law, our legal team suggests that the family of the victim will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. The victim’s family will be eligible for benefits under Georgia’s workers compensation laws, but they may also hold a third party civil claim against the manufacturer of the machine that the victim was operating at the time of his death. Because this potential products liability claim is dependent on the facts surrounding the incident, it is imperative that an experienced attorney be retained without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the accident is preserved.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for individuals who have been hurt, or families whose loved one has been killed, in a workers compensation accident. We are based in Atlanta, but represent Clients throughout the state of Georgia..  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Tractor-Trailer Repair Shop Explosion Severely Burns Worker

Tractor-Trailer Repair Shop Explosion Severely Burns Worker (AJC.com)

Could this workplace accident have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

CONLEY, GEORGIA NEWS

“A worker suffered severe burns in an explosion while he was repairing a semitrailer in DeKalb County on Thursday morning,” AJC.com is reporting.  “The accident happened at the 4300 block of Old McDonough Road, in the southwest corner of DeKalb,” according to WSBTV.com.  “[A] worker was inside the trailer doing welding work when something ignited, causing a large fire, …[and t]he injured worker was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with severe burns,” per the new outlet.

The fire remains under investigation according to the media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

According to the Georgia workers’ compensation legal team at The Murray Law Firm, as the incident occurred in a workplace setting, the victim will almost certainly be entitled to significant compensation under the Workers’ Compensation laws of Georgia. Additionally, should an equipment malfunction have contributed to this tragedy, the victim may elect to pursue legal claims against the manufacturer.

Based upon its years of experience, The Murray Law Firm warns that employers and insurance companies are concerned with limiting their financial exposure; and, without the guidance of an experienced lawyer, the family’s interests may be jeopardized.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of a catastrophic workplace accident.  We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404-842-1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Atlanta, GA – December 29, 2018

Could this senseless workplace violence have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the injured employee?

Gunfire erupted “outside of the Church’s Chicken on Cleveland Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Saturday,” December 29, 2018, according to 11 Alive.

Police told FOX 5, a female employee was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Shooting investigations occurred at other Georgia Church’s Chicken locations in October 2018 and February 2018, per AJC and WSB reports. The harrowing incidents raise questions over late-night fast-food restaurant employee and patron safety.

Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for civil justice as well as claims for substantial workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant employees have a right to feel safe and secure in their workplace. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the property and whether this senseless shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What employee training and late-night security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of workplace injuries in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of unsafe work conditions in a Fulton County court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS: 
The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.