Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Serving Injured Workers Over 34 Years

A work-related injury is a "good news-bad news" scenario. While any employee who suffers an injury on-the-job typically experiences physical challenges like excruciating pain and periods of disability, the Georgia workers' compensation system is designed, to provide a faster no-fault system for seeking financial relief and medical care. Workers' compensation benefits may include free medical care, short-term income replacement benefits and long-term disability when an injury victim suffers either partial or total disability. Our Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyers have prepared this blog to provide general information on the rights and remedies of those injured in a workplace accident or by an occupational illness.

Our firm has over 34 years of experienced handling both personal injury claims and workers' compensation claims. Depending on the facts of your case, sometimes we are able to pursue a personal injury claim against a third party in addition to a workers' compensation claim. This dual strategy can provide often provide for a much greater financial recovery, because greater damages are available in a personal injury claim or lawsuit are often greater than the benefits offered through the workers' compensation system in Georgia. Additionally, there are additional categories of damages that are recoverable in a personal injury claim, such as money for pain and suffering. If you or your family member has been injured while performing work-related tasks, we welcome your call 24/7 so that you can schedule a free initial consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). We also offer the option of contacting us by using our 24-hour Live Online Chat or Free Case Evaluation Form.

Georgia Orthopedic Doctor Explains Common Medical Terminology

June 21, 2018

GEORGIA – June 15, 2018 ( If you were involved in an accident in Georgia and saw an orthopedic doctor as part of your accident claim, the doctor likely performed a series of tests to assess your condition. During your exam or in reading back through your records, you might have felt like the doctor was using a foreign language. Part of the reason for that is the widespread use of medical eponyms in orthopedic practice. In the Summer 2017 Workers’ Compensation Law Newsletter (p. 5), an orthopedic doctor breaks down some of this terminology.*

Frequently Asked Questions About Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws

June 15, 2018

What is workers’ compensation?

According to the Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation, “workers’ compensation is an accident insurance program paid by your employer which may provide you with medical, rehabilitation and income benefits if you are injured on the job. These benefits are provided to help you return to work. It also provides benefits to your dependents if you die as a result of a job related injury.” 

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Representing Workplace Injuries Involving Cranes

May 20, 2018

The advent of cranes allowed architects to build where space was nearly unlimited: up. Cranes facilitated construction of Georgia’s tallest buildings along with bridges and expressways. Instead of stacking scaffolding on top of the scaffolding, cranes hoisted girders, beams, braces, and trusses and put them in place. Skilled workers construct cranes on top of buildings and lift the pieces into the proper location and hold them in place while iron workers and other craftsmen fasten enormousiron beams into place.

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorneys Farm Accident Injury Claims

May 10, 2018

A tragic incident on a Wisconsin dairyfarm claimed the lives of a father and son. A 51-year-old father of five and his 14-year-old son tragically perished in a silo collapse. The man’s 15-year-old son managed to escape. The three farmers were working in a grain silo when “silage” collapsed and buried them alive. The 15-year-old managed to escape. The father and younger son were not so lucky. Firefighters arrived at the scene and began using a Thermo-imaging device to help locate the father and son. Rescuers found them together buried in the pile of silage. The father was deceased, but the boy was clinging to life. Sadly, the 14-year-old perished later that day at the hospital. This horrendous incident is a frightening reminder of the injuries that farm workers could suffer as they toil on Georgia’s farms. 

Court of Appeals Upholds Fine on Georgia Company for Death of Worker

April 25, 2018

ATHENS, GA. – April 12, 2018 ( According to an online report by, a U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a fine imposed by OSHA on a Georgia company in connection with a worker’s death.*

The 11th Circuit found that Martin Mechanical Contractors, a Georgia company, needed to pay a $49,000 fine imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The fine was assessed in connection with the death of a worker who fell through a skylight at an Athens, Georgia, warehouse. 

Jackhammer Accident Injuries and Georgia Workers Compensation Claims

April 18, 2018

Pneumatic jackhammers are incredibly useful tools. Construction workers use them to break apart masonrieslike brick walls or walks, concrete, and asphalt. Pneumatic jackhammers are very powerfuland noisy machines. The drill bit pounds away at the hard surface and frees up the earth below. Meanwhile, the worker using the machinemust hang on to the potentially dangerous machine as it bounces and kicks around dust and debris.  

Carbon Monoxide Exposure in the Workplace and Georgia Workers Compensation

April 13, 2018

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Montlick & Associates Aggressively Pursue Economic Awards for Workers Injured or Killed by Carbon Monoxide Exposure 

Most people are familiar with carbon monoxide. They know carbon monoxide, CO, is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Carbon monoxide sometimes mixes with other gases which can be perceived through the senses. However, you will not know that CO is a component of the gas mixture. To that extent, carbon monoxide is a silent killer — especiallyin an industrial workspace. 

Georgia Bulldozer Accident and Injury Claims, Lawyers and Lawsuits.

April 10, 2018

Georgia Bulldozer Accidents

Montlick & Associates Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorneys Fighting for Workers and Their Families

Bulldozer accidents on work sites are commonoccurrences. The notion seems hard to believe. Bulldozers can weigh as much as 104 tons to as little as 8 tons. Some stand over ten feet tall and may be as long as 25 feet, from the frontedge of the blade to the rear. Despite the sheer enormity of the machine, Georgia workers can die or suffer catastrophic injury from being struck by a bulldozer. 

Time Limitations on Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims

April 06, 2018

Workers’ compensation benefits are essential for employees who sustain workplace injuries or illnesses and are not able to work while they are recovering.  Such benefits include weekly wages, coverage for injury-related medical expenses, medical care provided by an authorized physician, and the ability to return to work on a limited basis once an employee is well enough to return to work.  Workers’ compensation benefits for injured and ill Georgia workers is important not only for the person who has sustained injuries or illness but also for the employer and Georgia’s workforce as a whole.  When injured and ill employees are unable to work, the consequences reach beyond physical injuries.  As such, workers’ compensation is intended to get employees back to work as soon as possible.

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.