Workplace Death Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed
A federal judge has ruled that a work injury lawsuit should be allowed to proceed against Cintas. In March of 2007, Eleazar Torres-Gomez, climbed into a conveyor to clear wet laundry, falling into a large dryer. Twenty minutes later, a co-worker heard his burned body banging around the dryer, and opened up the dryer to find the worker’s remains.
Typically, Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers would not be allowed to bring a case like this, because of Georgia’s workers compensation laws which do not allow for bringing a tort action against an employer. However, many jurisdictions have exceptions to the law, because of the harsh result which often occurs when an injured worker is not allowed to sue his employer as a result of a Georgia work injury.