Largest Workers’ Compensation Settlement in Georgia History - $5.6 Million for a Spinal Injury
Justia Lawyer Rating for J. Michael Parsons
georgia trial lawyers association
Atlanta Bar Association
AVVO Rating Badge
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Worker Complaints Bring Scrutiny to Atlanta Auto Parts Plant

Auto parts

The death of a worker has led to focus on conditions at an auto-parts plant in Georgia. This is the eighth time in four years that Sewon American in LaGrange has been the subject of a federal safety investigation.

Federal regulators have discovered multiple safety violations at the LaGrange plant since it opened in 2009. The latest investigation was triggered after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration received a complaint about excessive heat on the same day that a worker died at the plant, reportedly after suffering from excessive heat exposure. The company has said her death was not work-related.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that employees had reported problems in the air conditioning that led to stiffing heat around the facility. Workers near welding lines were at particular risk of heat exposure and related illnesses because of the heat.

Former employees have reported that many times, they felt so hot and so stifled that they were almost dehydrated. According to these workers, plant operators never turned on the air conditioning, and access to water was limited.

Summer heat can become unbearable, posing not only an inconvenience but also a risk of injuries and fatalities. The Occupational Safety and Health Illustration will most likely take a very stringent view if the workers’ complaints are verified. In the past, the same facility has faced fines for ignoring safety violations and endangering worker health.

Michael Parsons is an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer representing injured workers in the metro Atlanta region and helping them recover the workers’ compensation benefits that they have earned. Contact us today if you have been hurt on the job and need legal advice.


  • Miami Herald
Client Reviews
I would much rather have Bobby (my husband) here but I appreciate your help in getting me a fair settlement for his life. You did get it done. Linda Christian (death case)
I'm very pleased with the attention and services that I received from the Parsons Law Group. Michael Parsons not only is very experienced and knowledgeable with the laws, but he's also sympathetic and caring towards his clients… Avery Straughter
…I would strongly recommend Michael Parsons without hesitation. I would also like to thank Selena, his paralegal for being kind and patient she knows her stuff. It has been a pleasure working with you both! Johnnie Jenkins