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October 2016 Archives

FELA for the protection of railroad workers

While most employees in Georgia and across the United States are covered by workers' compensation insurance, railroad workers have a different type of insurance against on-the-job injuries. The Federal Employers Liability Act protects railroad employees and offers compensation for work-related injuries, but it differs from workers' compensation in several ways.

Man dies after detached trailer collides with vehicle

A 58-year-old Georgia man was killed on Sept. 20 after his vehicle collided with a trailer that had broken free from a truck. The Georgia State Patrol stated that the accident occurred on Cat Creek Road just about one mile from the Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta.