Workplace injury accidents can occur in any setting, location and industry. Every company in Louisiana has a responsibility to protect their workers and others from injury. When workplace accidents cause injuries or fatalities, the companies and organizations involved may be liable for those injuries. Although workers’ compensation handles most workplace injuries, you may often need a Louisiana workplace injury attorney to make sure you get what you deserve.
Workplace injury claims can be complicated due to the many entities that can be involved – many workplaces have multiple employees, subcontractors and property owners that can be liable when serious accidents occur. A seasoned Louisiana workplace injury attorney from The Law Offices of Michelle D. Robert can untangle the legalities and put together a sound legal claim to help our clients receive the most compensation possible for their injuries.
Types of Workplace Injuries Suffered in Louisiana
Most workplace injuries involve employees that are covered by workers’ compensation. In many cases, injuries are slight and employers handle everything admirably. But in complex circumstances or serious injuries, it is in your best interests to have an experienced Louisiana workplace injury attorney in your corner. They can help you be sure you receive the full extent of benefits and compensation you are due under the law. Moreover, some workplace injuries may go outside the realm of workers’ compensation law and require special legal expertise.
Common workplace injuries suffered on the job in Louisiana include:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Crush injuries
- Lost limbs
Workplace injuries can be caused by worn or broken tools, falling debris or materials, overturned equipment, slips and falls and innumerable other events. Many of these incidents are preventable, meaning that someone is liable for the resulting injuries. A workplace injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Michelle D. Robert will carefully investigate the cause of your workplace injuries and uncover all the possible entities responsible to get the most compensation for your losses.
Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
Ignoring safety concerns is one of the most common causes of workplace accidents and injuries. OSHA and other regulating agencies require strict adherence to safety precautions to reduce injury risk, but these policies and regulations are often ignored to save time and money. Employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace for workers and visitors. When safety regulations are put aside to increase profits, this is usually when disastrous accidents occur.
It only takes a moment for a preventable accident to change a person’s and family’s life forever. Injury victims and their families can face tremendous financial burdens caused by workplace injuries, including medical bills, income loss, disability aids and other expenses. And workers’ compensation only covers a portion of an injured worker’s wages, leaving you to cover expenses from less income. A caring workplace injury attorney from The Law Offices of Michelle D. Robert can work to see you receive the compensation needed to financially recover and go on with your life.
Experienced Workplace Injuries Representation in New Orleans
If you live and work in Louisiana and have suffered a workplace injury, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Our knowledgeable workplace injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Michelle D. Robert are here to help and we know how. Call our office to schedule a free consultation about your case. We are here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve when you have been personally injured on the job.