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Survey Shows That More Than 25 Percent Of Us Workers Are Injured At Work

Earlier this year, FindLaw conducted a telephone survey that revealed that a surprisingly high number of American workers suffer on-the-job injuries.  According to the survey, twenty-eight percent of American adults reported having been injured at work at one time or another, and of these individuals, more than half reported missing more than one week of work a result of their injuries and just over one-third reported missing more than a month.

If the percentage of Georgia workers who miss more than one week of work because of an on-the-job injury is similar to the percentage revealed by the survey, then approximately fifteen percent of Georgia workers have qualified or will qualify for weekly disability benefits.  Under Georgia law, injured workers qualify for weekly disability benefits once they miss seven or more consecutive days of work as a result of a compensable on-the-job injury.

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Seth Bader
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