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Fatal Workplace Accident Lawyers

As a comprehensive Atlanta personal injury law firm, Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC represents accident victims and their loved ones who have suffered injury in a wide variety of settings at home, on the road, in public, and in the workplace. When a fatal workplace accident takes the life of the family's main breadwinner, the loss of income can be especially distressing at a time when the family is hardest hit by grief and personal loss. Our workplace accident lawyers look at all available sources of compensation to help a grieving family cover their immediate living expenses and make a plan for the future.

Georgia Workplace Accident Facts

Workplace accidents account for thousands of deaths nationally each year, and between 100 and 200 Georgians lose their lives in job-related accidents annually. The majority of on-the-job deaths come from roadway incidents, with most workers killed being those employed in the transportation sector driving heavy trucks or tractor-trailers. Construction workers are another group especially at risk for workplace deaths. After transportation accidents, most workplace deaths are attributed to falls, slips and trips, and contact with dangerous objects and equipment. These types of fatal accidents are much more common on construction sites and industrial sites than other occupational work spaces. Behind transportation accidents and slip and fall, workplace violence is the third leading cause of death on the job.

Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees. This duty includes maintaining equipment and machinery in good condition, providing fall protection and other safety gear, and taking appropriate measures to prevent or reduce workplace violence. Georgia workers' compensation laws provide benefits to families when a worker is killed on the job. Additionally, third parties other than the employer may be responsible for the death. In these situations, civil litigation may help bring about a negotiated settlement with the responsible party, or a courtroom jury verdict may be necessary to achieve a fair amount of compensation for another's negligence or wrongdoing.

Worker's Compensation Death and Survivor Benefits

Georgia workers' compensation provides death and survivor benefits to a dependent spouse and minor children. Benefits include funeral and burial expenses up to $7,500, as well as payment of two-thirds the employee's average weekly wage, up to $575 per week. For a widowed spouse with no children, these payments can continue until the widowed spouse remarries or moves in with a new partner, up to a total of $230,000 in benefits. Benefits for a dependent child continue until the child turns 18. KWFDM employs experienced Georgia workers' compensation attorneys who can advise you and help you through the process of filing your claim, including hearings and appeals in the event your claim is challenged or denied. There is no upfront charge for our services, and we only collect a fee if we are successful in getting you benefits.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Cases of Third-Party Liability

Examples of third-party negligence include situations such as a death caused by a defective product that was dangerous when it left the manufacturer, a fall from scaffolding that was improperly constructed by an independent contractor, or a fatal car accident caused by a distracted driver. In these cases, it is very important to have the best wrongful death lawyer working on your behalf who can maximize the financial recovery to make up for lost wages, past medical expenses, and other financial burdens the survivors will face.

A worker's spouse or children can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia, or the litigation may be pursued by the estate of the deceased worker. The plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant breached a duty owed to the plaintiff which resulted in death. Juries are allowed to award damages that equate to the full value of the life of the deceased, as well as compensation for medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages in appropriate cases. An attorney experienced in wrongful death cases can help establish the defendant's liability and argue for the full value of compensation to be given.

Call the Compassionate, Dedicated and Effective Legal Team at KWFDM

There are different time limits and procedural rules you must follow to protect your rights, depending upon whether you are claiming workers' compensation benefits or filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Be sure to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with experience in both workers' compensation and wrongful death cases to protect your rights. In Georgia, call Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, LLC at 404-460-0101 for a free case evaluation. We are based in Atlanta, but have excellent experience representing clients across the state.

Client Reviews
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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
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After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
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I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
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After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
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I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
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I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
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Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
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I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
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We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
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Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
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I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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