Wrongful Death Attorney
Updated May 2021
How a Georgia Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You
A wrongful death attorney is not someone you want to talk to. Fact. Unfortunately, people are wrongfully killed by the actions of companies and other people every day. When this happens the laws of Georgia are here to support families and you are entitled to claim for “the full value of the life of the decedent”. It is important to be aware that Georgia’s Wrongful Death Act says you must (usually) file your claim within 2 years of death. If you or a loved one has suffered an accident in the workplace, you can also talk to us about workmans comp for injuries at work.
The most common cause of a wrongful death lawsuit comes from accidents at work. In 2019, the state of Georgia reported 207 deaths caused by injury in the workplace. This is likely to be higher in 2020 if COVID-19 deaths are added to the final report. Both in Georgia and across the nation, the number of workplace deaths seems to be increasing meaning this is a tragedy that more families are facing.
The majority of Georgia’s workplace deaths happen in the private construction industry sector and people working in transportation or material moving are the most at risk. This sector also has the highest accident rate. The second biggest cause of death at work in Georgia is being the victim of intentional injuries by another person.
At Murphy Law, we always remember that every person who is fatally injured at work leaves a family left without a loved one. We understand that this is a tragedy that no family wants to face but we also know that helping you with the best advice will make a difference to your future.
Families from across Douglas County come to us because they are looking for an experienced wrongful death law firm. We get you the compensation your family is entitled to receive after a fatal accident in the workplace. We know that nothing can bring your loved one back but compensation keeps your financial concerns to a minimum.
FAQs about Wrongful Death
At Murphy Law Firm our legal team is dedicated to making sure our clients resolve their injury claims with the least amount of stress and frustration. Our best wrongful death attorney makes it a point to provide useful, free information, so you can make an educated decision before you choose to hire us.