Alexandria Work Accident Attorneys
Our Alexandria Work Injury Lawyers Fight for What's Fair
Getting seriously injured on the job is devastating. In just a few seconds, an employee's income, career, and future can be completely destroyed. Catastrophic accidents at work cause lasting injuries, expensive medical bills, and a complete loss of income for months, even years. The worst part is that the vast majority of work accidents are preventable. Thanks to agencies like OSHA, employers are obligated to use every reasonable measure to keep workers and work environments safe. If they don’t, they should be held responsible for the harm workers suffer.
When a company or individual causes harm to a worker, the Alexandria work accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fight for his or her health and future. Our firm has won billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in just the last couple years, with hundreds of results of $1 million or more. We've gotten record-setting results for workplace accidents, helping employees and contractors get the help and support they needed. When people need an advocate who has the track record to get them the best possible results, they call Arnold & Itkin LLP.
If you have been injured in a work accident, call Arnold & Itkin’s Alexandria work accident attorneys today at (888) 493-1629. Consultation is free, so learn your legal options today!
Facts About Work Accidents
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created in 1971 with the mission of reducing hazards in American workplaces. Because the economy was booming at the time, American workers were suffering an alarming rate of fatal injuries. Since 1971, OSHA has made significant progress in mitigating workplace hazards. However, employers still get away with harmful and unsafe practices. With only about 2,000 inspectors, millions of workplaces lack the accountability that would force them to maintain a safe work environment.
OSHA reported that 5,190 workers lost their lives in 2016. It is a frustrating reality that, if employers followed simple regulations, these deaths could be drastically reduced or eliminated. In an effort to encourage self-regulation, OSHA maintains a list of the most common violations it sees in American workplaces.
The most common OSHA citations include:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Control of hazardous energy
- Powered industrial trucks
- Machinery and machine guarding
- Fall protection training
- Electrical hazards
Workers' Compensation & Work Injury Claims
In Louisiana, employers are required to carry no-fault workers’ compensation insurance. This means that, regardless of who is at fault, a worker may make a claim if injured while at work or while performing the duties of their job. However, workers’ compensation is not always the most effective way to get compensation after a serious injury.
Workers’ compensation only provides a limited amount of relief. When accidents are serious enough to cause major injuries, pursuing other sources of compensation is necessary. For example, suing a third-party contractor or manufacturer could allow you to get the money you need to pay for all your future treatment, which is typically required after a catastrophic work accident.
Benefits of a personal injury case include:
- Obtain maximum medical relief by obtaining damages for current treatment and treatment needed in the future
- Compensation for any physical and mental pain and suffering caused by the employer’s negligence
- Compensation for a loss of the ability to make a living
Additionally, when employees hold their employer accountable, they help protect their coworkers from future harm. When an employer is forced to answer for negligence, they are also forced to make the changes needed at their worksite to improve safety.
Call Our Alexandria Work Accident Lawyers at (888) 493-1629
At Arnold & Itkin, we have a long history of getting results that drastically improve our clients' lives. In fact, we have won billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Many of the people we help are at the lowest point in their life—and we are proud to help them back to a financially-stable future. When you need help paying for medical care, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and more, speak with us to learn how we can help get your life back.
Call our Alexandria work accident attorneys today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We're ready to listen to what happened and help you decide what options are available for your future.