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August 16, 2022

Athens, GA – Employee Injured in Workplace Accident at University of Georgia

Athens, GA (August 15, 2022) – An employee was hurt in a workplace accident that took place at a college in Athens on Friday morning, August 12. 

According to the University of Georgia Police Department, the accident happened around 9 a.m. at Aderhold Hall. An employee was working for a contracted electrical company when she cut her finger during work-related activities. Police did not comment on the circumstances leading up to the accident at this time. 

Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help the injured victim. EMS crews treated the unidentified victim at the scene. She was then taken to the hospital for further treatment. 

The area was blocked off for some time. Police did not say if work resumed as normal that day. 

No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. 

Our thoughts are with the injured employee at this time. We hope that she receives a full recovery. 

Workplace Accidents in Georgia

Georgia is no stranger to workplace accidents. Though employers are supposed to do everything in their nature to make sure that workplace accidents are prevented, these incidents still happen all the time. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 5,333 fatal workplace injuries happened in the entirety of the U.S., with hundreds of people losing their lives in just Georgia. In 2020, in fact, approximately 193 people were killed in fatal workplace accidents in Georgia. If you have been seriously injured in a workplace-related accident and you know that another party is to blame, you should know that you have many options moving forward. Speaking with an attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times. 

Being hurt in a workplace accident can be an impactful time in your life. You may wonder where you can turn during these difficult times, which is why you should speak with an Athens workplace accident attorney that you can rely on. There are many types of common workplace accidents in Georgia, which include the following: 

  • Slips and falls
  • Making contact with moving objects
  • Lack of proper equipment
  • Electrocution

The injuries that stem from these accidents are sometimes devastating and even permanent in nature. They could keep you out of work for some time, which can be a financial disaster in your life. This is why it is imperative that you seek the immediate help of an Athens personal injury attorney as you move forward. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those injured in workplace accidents over the years. Working to preserve your legal rights at this time is the most important thing that we can think of. It is never easy to fully move forward after a workplace accident, which is why our attorneys are here for you from start to finish. You should never have to stand alone after you have been hurt in an accident on the job. Please contact a workplace accident attorney in Athens at (888) 688-1924 for more information on your available options. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.