What Is A Personal Injury?

We’ve all heard the term “personal injury” in the legal context, but what does it really mean?  Most people would be surprised at the scope of the term and the numerous types of situations it applies to in everyday life. Personal Injury – Defined According to LexisNexis, a personal injury is defined as the branch of tort law that covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. So, what does that mean in plain English?  Actually, a lot. Personal injury law involves an injury that is caused by another person’s failure to act reasonably.  The term “reasonably” can vary depending on the facts and circumstances of a situation.  Here’s two quick examples: Example 1.  A car runs a ...

Macon Crane Accident Kills One, Injures Three Others

A recent crane accident at the Graphic Packaging Company in Macon took the life of one young man and injured three other workers. The tragedy reminds us all that accidents happen every day – even in our small Georgia community. A Tragic Accident According to Macon Warner Robins 41NBC/WMGT, a group of men were dismantling a crane at the Graphic Packaging Company in Macon when a strap broke and the crane fell apart.  Three of the subcontracted workers for the company who were injured were transferred to the Medical Center of Central Georgia and are expected to survive.  However, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, 21-year-old Johnathan Siroky of Fayetteville was killed at the scene of the accident when he was crushed between th...

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How to File Workers’ Comp in Georgia

When you are injured on the job, it can cause permanent disability or lasting pain. This may leave you wondering how you will pay your bills and care for your family, especially if you can’t work.

It can cause a significant amount of stress for ...