Monroe Work Accident Attorneys
Billions Won by Work Injury Lawyers in Monroe, LA
After a work accident, employees frequently face medical bills, loss of income, and other hardships caused by their injuries. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that they take every step necessary to prevent work accidents from happening. When they fail to do so, workers pay the steepest prices.
Arnold & Itkin LLP is 100% committed to fighting for the best possible results for work accident victims. Our team has won billions of dollars for our clients, getting them the money they needed to pay for medical care, provide for their families, and rebuild their futures. Our case history helps us get our clients the best results possible; call us to learn what we might be able to do for you.
If you have been injured, call the Monroe work accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin today for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629. Learn your legal and financial options today!
Work Accident Facts
In 1971, the government created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) intending to protect American workers and reduce the dangers of the workplace. The organization served as the government’s answer to inflated work-related fatality rates in the first half of the 20th century.
Since its creation, OSHA has successfully managed to decrease work accidents through the enforcement of safety regulations. However, many employers have taken advantage of OSHA’s limited number of worksite inspectors. With only a thousand or so OSHA inspectors in charge of over 8 million American workplaces, it is impossible for every employer to be held accountable for safety.
When employers cut corners with safety to increase profits, there are serious consequences. In 2016, OSHA reported that 5,190 workers were killed while performing the duties of their jobs. To encourage employers to manage safety efficiently, OSHA maintains a list of the most common violations its inspectors see.
The most common OSHA citations involve the following:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Control of hazardous energy
- Powered industrial trucks
- Machinery and machine guarding
- Fall protection training
- Electrical Hazards
Since knowledge regarding these hazards is made readily available by OSHA, employers that allow them to persist have no excuse for doing so. Employers have a responsibility to educate employees and provide the necessary safety equipment needed to make workplaces as safe as possible.
Work Accident FAQ
What Are the Most Common Workplace Accidents?
OSHA data shows us that construction accidents are the most common cause of workplace injury, but there are many other industries that are also dangerous for employees. The hazards are largely the result of employer negligence, which can happen in any work environment.
The most common types of workplace accidents include:
- Accidents During Evacuation
- Chemical Plant Explosions
- Construction Accidents
- Hospital Accidents
- Ladder Accidents
- Offshore Accidents
- Oil Drilling Accidents
- Scaffolding & Crane Accidents
- Work Vehicle Accidents
What Causes Workplace Injuries?
OSHA has found that workplace injuries are commonly caused by employer or coworker carelessness, inexperience, or negligence. Most accidents are preventable.
Common causes include:
- Falling objects
- Flying debris
- Equipment failure
- Slips and falls
- Improper maintenance
- Inadequate inspections
- Insufficient training
- Failure to comply with safety regulations
What Are the Most Common Work Injuries?
Unfortunately, thousands of people lose their lives in workplace accidents every year. Even more are injured. Certain industries make you more susceptible to particular types of injuries, but there are commonalities across the board.
Some of the most common work injuries include:
- Acoustic trauma
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Loss of limb
- Loss of vision
- Spinal cord injuries
Many of these can be considered catastrophic injuries, meaning they will affect a person’s life permanently and profoundly. When you’ve experienced this type of injury, you’ll want to have an experienced Monroe work injury lawyer fighting for the recovery you need for the rest of your life.
Work Accidents in Monroe, LA
In the state of Louisiana, employees can make workers’ compensation claims for any injuries they sustain while on the job. Every employer in Monroe is required to carry no-fault workers’ compensation insurance. The term “no-fault” entitles an employee to benefits regardless of who is at fault for the accident. The main requirement to receive a workers’ compensation settlement is for the injured party to have been working during their accident.
However, workers’ compensation is not always the best choice for those who have sustained serious injuries because of the negligence of their employer. Workers’ compensation only covers a certain amount of lost wages and medical bills, and it limits a person’s ability to recover other losses.
Choosing to pursue compensation civilly through a personal injury claim enables workers to do the following:
- Obtain maximum medical relief by obtaining damages for current medical treatment and any treatment they need in the future
- Receive compensation for any physical and mental pain and suffering caused by the employer’s negligence
- Receive compensation for lost wages and lost future earnings
Contact Arnold & Itkin’s Monroe Work Accident Attorneys at (888) 493-1629
Arnold & Itkin knows how work accidents change workers' lives and the lives of their families. Our lawyers have repeatedly seen employers ignore safety rules that exist to protect the people who work for them. While we can’t prevent the bad habits of employers, we can hold them accountable.
Our experienced work injury attorneys in Monroe can explore every option in your work accident case. We will help you through every step of the claims process and will be your tireless advocate at all hours. Safety is a right for every worker—and our attorneys are ready to hold negligent employers accountable for denying you the safe workplace you deserve.
If you are struggling after a work accident, call the Monroe personal injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin today for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629.