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Dairy Worker Case Highlights Importance of Workers' Comp Attorneys from Cummings & Middlebrooks

Atlanta workers compensation attorneys Cummings & Middlebrooks talk about the recent case in which a New Mexico, a state that does not require work comp coverage, dairy industry worker was injured on the job and was in effect fired as a result.

    NORCROSS, GA, August 09, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta workers compensation attorneys, Cummings & Middlebrooks, want to talk about the recent case that has New Mexico lawmakers in an upheaval. After experiencing a severe shoulder injury as the result of being pinned against a wall by a bull, a dairy worker had to undergo extensive surgery. His doctor advised him that he should not return to work until well after a second surgery had been scheduled and performed, but the unnamed man was required by his employer to return to work. Out of fear that he may be fired, the Atlanta workers compensation attorneys say the man ignored his doctor's orders and nevertheless returned to work. The company eventually decided to let him go, and now he has no access to much needed benefits.

The Atlanta workers compensation attorneys say the problem lies with the state of New Mexico, as there is currently not a law requiring employers in the agricultural industry to carry workers compensation insurance, a slight that has been taken advantage of by these employers. According to Tracy Middlebrooks, Partner and Atlanta workers comp lawyer, "The victim in this case is among the many workers facing similar circumstances in the industry. Although these employers do have to have liability insurance coverage, this does little to help employees, as it only protects the company from injuries to 3rd parties. Dairy companies argue the coverage is too expensive, especially in light of their waning revenue, but no employee should have to go without." The Atlanta workers comp lawyer says these cases are an uphill battle, which is why hiring a qualified attorney is paramount.

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