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 (225) 412-6348 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
- Respiratory protection
- Control of hazardous energy
- 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.
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 accident attorneys today to begin your recovery. Consultation is free when you call (225) 412-6348. We understand how difficult these times are, so our clients don’t pay any fees unless we win results for you.