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Falls from Heights at Work: What You Should Know

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Nearly anyone can slip and fall (or trip and fall) in the workplace and sustain injuries that require medical care and time away from work. In many circumstances, an injured worker can be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits following a slip, trip, or fall injury on the job. While falls from heights, also described… Read More »

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Personal Injury Versus Wrongful Death in Georgia

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Personal injuries can take many different forms when they occur in the Macon area, and they can result from a wide range of accidents or intentionally harmful acts. Many personal injuries happen in motor vehicle collisions, including large truck crashes and pedestrian or bicycle collisions. Yet personal injuries can also result from dog bites,… Read More »

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Children and Personal Injuries

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Nobody wants to think about the possibility that their child might sustain debilitating or fatal injuries in an avoidable accident at school, playing sports, while using a toy designed for children to use safely, or while enjoying time with a neighbor’s dog. Yet personal injuries affect children more often than many of us would… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Amputation Injuries on the Job

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Accidents in Macon-area workplaces can result in a wide range of injuries, and workers can suffer injuries that vary considerably in terms of their severity. Some injuries may result in only a temporary with a medical expectation of full recovery, while others can result in partial and total permanent disabilities. Amputation injuries are one… Read More »

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What is a Survival Action in Georgia?

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

When a person dies as a result of another party’s negligence or intentional actions, it may be possible for a surviving family member of the deceased, or the executor of the deceased’s estate, to file a wrongful death claim. To be clear, Georgia wrongful death law recognizes that, in situations where the deceased would… Read More »

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How to Seek Compensation After a Hit and Run

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Hit-and-run accidents are those where someone involved in the crash leaves the scene of the collision before properly attending to their responsibilities under the law. In other words, a hit-and-run driver is someone who flees the scene such that anyone injured does not have adequate information about who was involved in the accident. Personal… Read More »

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Hearing Loss and Workers’ Compensation: What You Should Know

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Work injuries can take many different forms. Some occur as a result of a traumatic accident, while others result from exposure to certain substances or conditions over a longer period of time. In the case of the latter — injuries or medical conditions that result from long-term, prolonged exposure — it is important for… Read More »

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Who is Liable for a School Bus Accident?

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

School bus accidents involving injuries and deaths are not extremely common, but they do happen and can be devastating. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 108 school bus-related deaths in 2021, which represented a 50 percent increase from the previous year. In most fatal school bus accidents, the parties who suffer… Read More »

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Is a Georgia Restaurant Liable for a Slip and Fall Injury?

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Accidents can happen in many different kinds of businesses in the Macon area, including in restaurants when you are dining with friends or family, or picking up takeout food. Slips and falls in particular can be common in restaurants since there are frequently liquid spills in walking areas from food and drink spills. Restrooms… Read More »

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Understanding Liability and Compensation in Rideshare Crashes

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Rideshare apps have become extremely convenient, allowing Macon residents and visitors to easily call for a ride before and after dinner or drinks with friends, for rides to retail stores, and for airport trips. Some studies suggest that rideshare apps like Uber have reduced the rate of DUIs and alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes since… Read More »

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