Dangerous Work Site? Getting Hurt Never Comes With The Job.
With the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant — known locally as Plant Vogtle 1, 2, 3 and 4 — nuclear facilities are a large and growing part of the economy in the greater Augusta area.
Constructing, maintaining and operating these nuclear reactors involves hiring a crew of workers so large it resembles a small city. Construction workers, plumbers, pipefitters, electricians and other tradespeople are on site to build and maintain the facilities. At the very same time, everyone from nuclear engineers to accountants and security guards are there, working hard to run them.
It’s a busy, confusing place with a mixture of employees, contractors, subcontractors, vendors and delivery people. A lot can go wrong, which is when people get hurt.
A Lot Can Go Wrong That Isn’t Nuclear
When you think of a nuclear facility injury, you may picture a scientist or technician being exposed to radiation. In fact, it is extremely rare for workers to be exposed to toxic levels of radiation. Workers at Plant Vogtle and other nuclear facilities are far more likely to suffer more common workplace injuries, such as:
- Back injuries caused by lifting heavy objects
- Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall injuries
- Accidents involving construction or delivery vehicles
- Electrocution and burns
- Head, neck or spinal cord injuries
If you have suffered an injury at a nuclear facility, The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins can help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Our lawyers are proud to represent the hardworking individuals in this community. Bryan Hawkins is also proud to be a former workers’ compensation defense attorney because it’s like having the other team’s playbook. His background provides invaluable insight into defense strategies, allowing us to anticipate challenges instead of react to them.
Every Worker Is Entitled To Exceptional Representation
Do not succumb to the myth that a work-related injury is just a risk that you have to accept. You deserve an attorney who knows how to get you the benefits to which you are entitled. If you have been injured, contact us for a free initial consultation and discuss your situation and options with a lawyer.