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