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Our Work Injury Lawyers in North LA Have Won Billions

Work accidents affect millions of workers nationwide. Over two million workplace accidents were reported in 2017, and over five thousand workers were killed on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Louisiana alone, there have been over 1,600 work fatalities since 2011. Employees go to work expecting a safe work environment, yet employers frequently fail to provide workers with the safety training and equipment necessary to prevent accidents.

If you’ve been injured in a work accident, you are likely facing extensive medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You shouldn’t have to pay for your employer’s negligence and lack of responsibility. The Shreveport work accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of injured clients. Our firm has a proven track record that includes record-setting verdicts and settlements, including hundreds of results worth $1 million or more. We care about helping people who've been injured by the negligence of others—if that includes you (or a loved one), call us today to learn your legal options.

If you were injured in a work accident, contact our North Louisiana work injury lawyers today at (888) 493-1629!

Facts About Workplace Accidents

Accidents can occur for a variety of reasons and sometimes there is no one to blame. However, that is not usually the case for workplace accidents. Research conducted by OSHA stated that most workplace accidents and fatalities could have been prevented if the employer would have followed safety regulations.

Illnesses and injuries caused by unsafe workplaces are more common than you might think:

  • More than 50,000 workers die every year from occupational diseases or injury; this is an average loss of 150 workers killed per day.
  • Over the last 4 years, the workplace fatality rate has been 3.4 deaths per 100,000 workers.
  • Workplace violence caused 24,610 severe injuries and 803 deaths in 2012.
  • In 2013, the most violated OSHA standards were fall-protection measures.

Losing a loved one because of another person’s negligence is devastating. If you lost your loved one in a work accident, contact our Shreveport wrongful death lawyers today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.

Work Accident FAQs

What Are the Common Workplace Accidents in Shreveport?

North Louisiana is home to a number of industries, and accident occur in just about every environment that you can imagine.

Some of the most common work accidents in North LA include:

What Are the Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries?

Serious work injuries can affect an individual’s life permanently, and it can result in lost wages if an injury requires them to take time off from work. Not only can it leave a worker without income, but they will also face a mountain of medical bills and a great deal of physical anguish.

There are a variety of injuries that can be caused in a workplace accident, including:

What Causes Work Accidents in Shreveport, LA?

One of the most common causes of workplace injuries is employer negligence. Employer negligence can put other workers in danger if they fail to train workers or provide them with safety equipment. Companies should also maintain a safe work environment to prevent workers from sustaining injuries.

Other forms of negligence that can lead to work injuries include:

  • Equipment Failures: Fatal injuries can occur if equipment is poorly manufactured, maintained, or operated. Some of the most dangerous machinery include industrial, hand-held, and electrical equipment.
  • Falling Objects & Flying Debris: This can cause damage to a worker’s eyes, ears, and head—leading to a disability that robs a worker of his or her ability to earn a living. This commonly occurs at construction sites, logging sites, factories, warehouses, and shipyards.
  • Slips & Falls: A slippery or cluttered floor, poor lighting, and lack of railings can lead to serious injuries—especially if a worker fails on their head. Slip and fall accident frequently occur at hospitals, construction sites, factories, ships, warehouses, stores, and drilling rigs.
  • Improper Maintenance : Companies should regularly perform maintenance on machines and equipment to prevent breakdowns and injuries.
  • Failure to Comply with Safety Regulations: When employers fail to meet federal regulations that govern workplace health and safety, they put their workers at risk.
  • Inadequate Inspections: Employers should be identifying potential risks in the workplace, such as defective ladders and scaffolds. They should also be aware of problems with equipment such as derricks, cranes, hoists, pulleys, and forklifts.
  • Insufficient Training: Employers are required to train employees how to perform their work safely and to be informed of potential hazards.

Call (888) 493-1629 for Your Free Consultation

Throughout the years, our Shreveport work accident lawyers have helped countless injured workers recover the compensation they rightfully deserve. Our team has the track record, experience, and resources to obtain successful outcomes for our clients. Arnold & Itkin has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients and have record-setting verdicts and settlements across the country.

If you have sustained injuries in a work accident, our attorneys can help you. We are always ready to help people get the compensation they need to pay off medical bills, recover lost wages, and provide for their family. Let our team help you support your future and move forward in peace.

Contact our North LA work accident attorneys today for a free case review: (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.
  • $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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