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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 is 100% committed to fighting for the best possible results for work accident victims. Our team has won billions 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 workplace dangers. 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 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 their job duties.

To encourage employers to manage safety, OSHA maintains a list of the most common violations:

  • Fall protection
  • Hazard communication
  • Scaffolding
  • Respiratory protection
  • Control of hazardous energy
  • Ladders
  • 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.

Monroe Construction Accident Attorneys

Construction workers are a key part of the nation’s economy. Each day, employees in the construction industry face dangers from large machinery, falls from heights, and hazardous materials. When a worker is seriously injured or killed, it is most often the result of employer negligence. Employers have a responsibility to protect their workers by mitigating workplace risks. Unfortunately, many employers completely fail to invest in the safety training and equipment needed to prevent injuries and save lives.

Medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and other hardships are difficulties that no one should face because their employer failed to protect their safety.

Monroe construction accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin help construction workers fight for compensation to rebuild their lives and recoup their losses, ensuring that they can move forward and provide for their families. We have won billions for our clients and are ready to be your fierce advocate at a negotiation table or in court.

Construction’s Dangerous Record

Every year, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) collects data regarding fatal accidents in the American workplace. Since 1971, the organization has sought to decrease the number of harmful accidents in the workplace. Recent data from OSHA confirms that the construction industry accounts for 1 out of every 5 deaths in the private sector. Of the 4,693 worker deaths recorded by OSHA in 2016, 991 were individuals who died while working in construction. Construction accidents are so persistent that they receive special categorization.

OSHA has identified a group of common fatal hazards called the Fatal Four. These four causes of fatal accidents are the source of 63.7 percent of all deaths in the construction industry. OSHA focuses on these four deadly hazards for a reason—if they were eliminated, hundreds of lives would be saved every year.

Construction’s Fatal Four includes the following:

  • Falls (38.7%)
  • Struck by object (9.4%)
  • Electrocutions (8.3%)
  • Caught-in/between (7.3%)

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. Some common types of workplace accidents involve falls, scaffolding accidents, overexertion injuries, lifting accidents, and work-related motor 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, and failures 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 cuts and abrasions, back injuries, burns, sprains, strains, and overexertion injuries. When these injuries are catastrophic, 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.

WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE AFTER A CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT?

After an on-site injury, you’ll want to take certain steps to make sure your medical costs are well documented for the purposes of workers’ compensation. Too often, claims can be undervalued, delayed, or denied. Your actions immediately following your injury can help protect you from being unfairly compensated.

After a construction accident, you should:

  • Seek medical care. Your health is the most important thing, so you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, it is important to be evaluated. Some injuries may not be obvious at first.
  • Inform your site supervisor. In order to receive workers’ comp benefits, you must report the accident within 30 days. Failing to report the incident and your resulting injuries may lead to a claim denial.
  • Call an attorney. When it comes to Monroe construction accident claims, injured employees often find themselves facing denials, delays, and underpayments. Working with an experienced attorney can ensure you get what you need to recover and move forward.

HOW CAN A MONROE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYER HELP ME?

While we want to believe that companies will look out for their employees after construction accidents, that is rarely true. Some construction companies try to avoid responsibility and insurance providers do what they can to pay as little as they can—or nothing at all. In the meantime, injured workers are left hanging. An experienced attorney can make sure that your interests are being protected and that you receive the care you need.

WHO WILL PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS AFTER A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT?

If you were injured on the job, your employer should be responsible for the cost of your medical care. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed for this very purpose. When you file a claim, your medical care and a portion of your lost wages should be covered.

If your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance or your claim is denied, Arnold & Itkin LLP can help you fight for what you need to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

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 through a personal injury claim enables workers to:

  • Obtain maximum medical relief by obtaining damages for current and future treatment.
  • Receive compensation for physical and mental pain and suffering caused by 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.

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.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $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.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $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.
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