Were you or a loved one hurt at work in Georgia?

Finding an experienced lawyer with the right background is crucial.
Our attorneys specialize in securing compensation for injured workers and their families.


In the last 50 years, American workplaces have generally become safer and safer, with fewer accidents and fatalities. In 1970, approximately 38 workers died per day in the United States—a number that dropped to 15 per day in 2019. Likewise, workplace injuries and illnesses fell from 10.9 incidents per 100 workers in 1972 to 2.8 per 100 in 2019, according to government statistics.

However, this overall positive trend offers little comfort if you or a loved one are injured or killed on the job. In such difficult and trying circumstances, it’s vital that you fully understand your legal rights and options when it comes to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses connected to your occupational injury or illness.

Don't make the mistake of blindly trusting the word of your employer or an insurance company when it comes to the fair settlement you are owed for a work-related injury or illness. These parties have a financial incentive to misinform you or not fully inform you of your rights. It’s wise to learn about your rights and responsibilities from a plaintiff’s attorney who truly has your best interests in mind.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured at work or while performing your job—or your loved one was killed in the course of their employment—you should know that Georgia personal injury and workers’ compensation laws allow most employees or their surviving families to recover compensation. These laws differ from state to state, which is why it’s vital you consult a work injury attorney near you who is knowledgeable about what laws apply in your case.

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A vast majority of employers in Georgia are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance or self-insure if they have 3 or more full-time, part-time or seasonal employees. However, there are some exceptions. For instance, independent contractors and agricultural workers may not be covered under this rule. We strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable work injury attorney in order to determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Unsafe working conditions: an epidemic danger to American workers

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is a federal agency under the Department of Labor that was established in 1970 with the purpose of ensuring the health and safety of American workers, the 10 most frequently cited safety standards violated include:

Unfortunately, OSHA is only 1 small agency with limited resources and manpower, which means that they cannot inspect every workplace. In fact, OSHA estimates that they only have about 1 compliance officer for every 70,000 workers in the U.S.

Lack of fall protection

Lack of fall protection

Seek medical attention

Improper lockout/tagout
of hazardous energy

Insufficient hazardous

Insufficient hazardous
material communication

Document everything

Danger from powered
industrial equipment
and vehicles

Consult an attorney

Lack of respiratory


Failure to provide
training on fall

Unsafe scaffolding

Unsafe scaffolding

Lack of eye and face protection

Lack of eye and
face protection

Unsecured ladders

Unsecured ladders

Dangerous Equipment

Missing machine
guarding measures and
dangerous equipment

How to report your employer for unsafe working conditions

One way in which OSHA prioritizes which businesses to monitor and inspect is by allowing employees to file an anonymous complaint regarding unsafe working conditions. If you wish to report your employer to OSHA, you can file a complaint online—or call/visit your local OSHA office.

There are 2 federal OSHA offices in Atlanta that cover private-sector employers and workers in Georgia:

Atlanta East Area Office
2296 Henderson Mill Road, NE, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30345
(770) 493-6644

Atlanta West Area Office
1995 North Park Place S.E., Suite 525
Atlanta, GA 30339
(678) 903-7301

Meet your Georgia work injury attorney

Julian Lewis Sanders founded The Law Offices of Julian Lewis Sanders and Associates in 2003. The firm proudly serves Atlanta and the surrounding communities of Georgia in personal injury law.

“Growing up in a military family, I learned the importance of dedication and honor early, which established a foundation for my eventual
law career.”

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We want to help you. Give us a chance to listen to your needs, answer your questions, and show you how we will take swift strategic action to help right the wrong that has been done to you.

I’m currently working with the Law Office of Julian Sanders and it has been an amazing experience so far. Everyone is prompt at returning calls and they took the time to break down the process. I’m grateful for their thoroughness, professionalism, and kindness. –Ayisha Dodd

Call or text the Law Offices of Julian Sanders & Associates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
(678) 705-9581


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If you were injured by a workplace accident or recently diagnosed with an occupational disease, you should get legal advice from the team at Julian Lewis Sanders & Associates as soon as you can.  Most hardworking folks in Georgia are protected under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws, but these protections come at a cost—namely, it can be difficult to sue your employer if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses can occur at any workplace, but they are most common among employees in construction, manufacturing, transportation, and other dangerous industries.