Louisiana Work Accident Lawyers
Baton Rouge Work Injury Attorneys Helping Workers in Louisiana & Nationwide
Millions of people are injured at work every year. Electrocution, falls from a height, and being struck by objects are the most common causes, but less-common causes create serious injuries that are just as costly and painful. Work injuries are uniquely damaging to families because they rob households of reliable income. That not only creates financial instability but potentially puts the entire family at risk.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury on the job, we understand the difficulties you are currently facing. Unfortunately, the tragedy isn’t over. Your employer may try to prevent you from filing a lawsuit or may try to find a way to weaken your cause. It is important to stay prepared to ensure that you get the compensation you need.
Here’s what you need to do: call (888) 493-1629 or use our online form to speak with our Louisiana workplace accident attorneys as soon as possible. We can help!
Turn to an Experienced Louisiana Work Injury Attorney
If you have suffered an industrial accident, it is vital to act as soon as possible to protect your rights. Companies will likely use all their resources to uncover any evidence that will help them avoid litigation. For example, companies send investigators to the site of the accident right after it happens. These investigators take pictures and collect evidence to support their case, even if it doesn’t show the whole picture. Our Baton Rouge work accident attorneys can gather the evidence needed to support your case.
Severe injuries can result from work accidents and if this is the case, you will have high medical expenses. Without a qualified attorney, it is difficult to protect your rights and secure compensation for your medical expenses.
"If the company is sending investigators to work right away, and their goal is to prove you got hurt through no fault of their own, you need someone at the scene of the accident at the same time, working to find the evidence of what really caused your injuries." - Jason Itkin
Common Work Accidents Causes in Louisiana
- Transportation incidents
- Falls, slips, and trips
- Violence and injuries by another worker
- Struck by object or equipment
- Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
Regardless if you work in a warehouse or a cubical, you could be vulnerable to serious injuries while on the job. According to OSHA, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014, and thousands more suffered severe injuries. These statistics demonstrate the dangers people are exposed to in the workplace—dangers which can rob any person of their livelihood and peace of mind in an instant.
Common injuries suffered at work include:
- Back injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Acoustic trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of vision
- Brain injuries
- Overexertion injuries
- Loss of limb
What causes these injuries? Most of the time, they’re caused by the negligence or inexperience of a supervisor. Losing a family member due to negligence that could have been avoided is a devastating experience. All too often, employers fail to meet federal regulations that govern workplace health and safety. When equipment is poorly manufactured, maintained, and operated, it causes serious and fatal injuries. A slippery or cluttered floor, poor lighting, and lack of guardrails often trigger these incidents as well. Our team at Arnold & Itkin works hard to ensure our clients know their options and receive the maximum compensation possible.
The negligence that leads to work injuries can take many forms, including:
- Equipment failures
- Falling objects & flying debris
- Slip & falls
- Improper maintenance
- Failure to comply with safety regulations
- Inadequate inspections
- Insufficient training
Poor management often leads to the rest of the problems on this list. Without inspecting workers and equipment, an employer is unable to identify and correct known risks of injury, like unsafe ladders or scaffolds.
Additionally, employers must train employees how to perform their work safely. For example, some companies fail to ensure workers are qualified to operate a forklift before letting them do so. Employees need to be fully informed about potential hazards. A string of injuries may be the strongest indication that a workplace is being mismanaged by a business owner or supervisors.
Compassionate Legal Representation from Louisiana Work Death Attorneys
Although work accidents usually result in injuries or illnesses, there are cases where families lose a loved one due to a wrongful death in the workplace. Wrongful death may occur as a result of negligence by the employer or the workplace owner.
Below are startling statistics of annual fatal injuries in the workplace:
- About 4,500 workers are killed on the job in the United States every year.
- 50,000 workers die from occupational diseases.
- There were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the US in 2016.
- The most violated OSHA standard violated in 2013 was related to fall protection in construction.
Interested in learning more? Read about U.S. workplace fatality statistics.
Arnold & Itkin Fights for Maximum Compensation
Our Louisiana work injury lawyers have experience representing clients that have suffered from severe injuries in the workplace. We work tirelessly to hold even the largest companies accountable for their negligence. If you were injured at work, you may be able to recover lost income, medical costs, and punitive damages for misconduct.
We cover all these areas (onshore and offshore) for our clients through claims under:
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Personal injury lawsuits
- The Jones Act
- The Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
- The Death on High Seas Act
What Constitutes Employer Negligence?
An employer can be held liable for their negligence if the accident could have been prevented with proper safety practices. For example, one common cause of a construction accident is falling from a height. OSHA requires specialized harnesses and supervision for workers at great heights for fall prevention. If a worker does fall, it may be inferred that the worker was not given proper equipment or was not properly supervised. If such was the case, the worker’s employer may be liable.
Use the OSHA database to learn about your workplace's safety record.
Give Our Louisiana Work Injury Lawyers a Call: (888) 493-1629. Billions Won.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our work injury attorneys are focused on making sure that injured workers are fully compensated for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and any other losses. We have recovered billions for our clients to help them rebuild their lives and face the future with hope. We used skill, experience, and passion to map out what we believe will be a winning strategy for our clients. We work aggressively to represent workers and their families and help them receive the best possible results for their case.
For a free case evaluation, contact a Louisiana work injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible: (888) 493-1629. We handle complex injury and death cases nationwide.