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Lafayette Work Injury Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have Won $10 billion for clients

Lafayette Work Accident Lawyers

Billions Won by Work Injury Attorneys in Lafayette, LA

Work injuries are often devastating. Their repercussions on the lives of workers and their families last for years, robbing them of peace of mind, physical health, and financial security. When someone experiences a work injury, they often incur some of the costliest losses of their life while remaining unable to work, sometimes permanently. Burn injuries, wrongful death, and paralysis all subject individuals (or their families) to lifelong hardships.

If you have been injured while working, know that you have legal and financial options. Often, work-related injuries are caused by the negligence of a person or company who was required by the law to keep you safe. When employers, coworkers, and companies cut corners with safety, the Lafayette work injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin hold them accountable for their actions. Our firm has won billions of dollars for our clients so they could pay for their medical care, replace their lost income, and provide for their families. We've held companies accountable in some of the largest work injury accidents in the US, so speak with us to learn how we can help you move forward.

You don’t have to struggle alone. Contact the Lafayette work accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629 to learn how we can help.

The Most Common OSHA Infractions

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was founded in 1971 to help ensure that workers were given the benefit of a safe work environment. Though the organization has helped to improve the safety of the workplace, they are unable to keep up with the size of the American economy. Only a little over 2,000 OSHA inspectors must inspect over 8 million job sites in the United States, and employers frequently take advantage of that fact and neglect safety.

In 2016, OSHA reported that 5,190 workers died while working in the private sector. To reduce the daily fatality rate, OSHA has identified the 10 most common citations that companies receive. By doing so, OSHA hopes to encourage a proactive response on the parts of employers who may not realize the dangers of their work environments.

The top 10 infractions seen by OSHA are the following:

  • Fall protection
  • Hazard communication
  • Scaffolding
  • Respiratory protection
  • Control of hazardous energy
  • Ladders
  • Powered industrial trucks
  • Machinery and machine guarding
  • Fall protection training
  • Electrical hazards

If these hazards were given the attention that they deserve, the well-being of every American worker would be improved. Unfortunately, despite being warned of dangers, neglectful employers still ignore these issues. As a result, workers unfairly pay for their company’s neglect with catastrophic injury and death.

Compensation for Work Injuries in Lafayette, LA

Workers who are injured on the job are entitled to benefits from worker’s comp insurance. Louisiana requires employers to carry no-fault workers’ compensation insurance that provides compensation for medical care, lost wages, and other benefits. No-fault insurance means that the benefits must be provided regardless of whether the employee or employer is at fault for the injury.

However, workers’ compensation claims may not always be the best option for injured employees. If an employer’s negligence caused an injury, it may be better to pursue them in civil court. Doing so allows injured workers to claim compensation for the loss of future income, future care, and other long-term needs workers' comp doesn't provide for. Hiring an experienced Lafayette work accident attorney will help ensure that an employer will be held responsible for their negligent behavior and will provide for your long-term needs.

What Happens After Work-Related Deaths?

If your loved one was killed during a work-related accident, it's time to call Arnold & Itkin LLP. Families who losr a loved one due to a wrongful death at work deserve answers. Our Lafayette work death lawyers are ready to help your family find justice and a path forward after losing so much. While nothing can change what happened, we're ready to relentlessly fight on your behalf to make sure the people who caused your suffering are held accountable.

Our Lafayette work death lawyers can help recover losses such as:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • And more

Arnold & Itkin Has a History of Getting Results for Workers

At Arnold & Itkin, our attorneys will fight for the best possible outcome of your work accident. Our firm has a history of settlements and verdicts totaling in the billions of dollars. We have a history of helping workers in Lafayette win the recovery they deserve. In fact, we won the largest single-event personal injury verdict in Louisiana history.

When you choose Arnold & Itkin, you will receive the care and attention that you need during difficult times. We take pride in providing the thorough service that injured people need. Our lawyers will apply our considerable resources, experience, and skill to your case, fighting for maximum compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and any pain and suffering experienced because of your injuries. We've taken the same approach to rebuild hundreds of lives; let us fight to do the same for you.

Call our Lafayette work injury attorneys today to begin your recovery. Call (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. Our clients don’t pay any fees unless we win results.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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