Edgar Rieffel, a contractor at the Atlanta airport working on the expansion of the international terminal, was killed on the job in Georgia recently. Mr. Rieffel worked for DH Pace & Co., an overhead door contractor. While the cause of death is currently unknown, OSHA is investigating the incident.
Every day in America, at least 14 workers are killed on the job. While an Atlanta Workers Compensation attorney can help you with a work injury claim, recovery for a Georgia worksite death will be very limited in the workers comp context. To obtain full recovery, a third-party claim, against other contractors on the job site, the premises owner, and others should be filed.
The Flynn Law Firm is a Savannah workers compensation lawyer who represents injured Georgia workers in both their work comp claims and in personal injury lawsuits against responsible third parties. Often, an injured worker can recover against both the workers compensation carrier, for lost wages and medical bills, and in an injury lawsuit, where the worker can recover for future lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.