People who work in chemical plants, warehouses, factories and other industrial environments in Louisiana often must deal with dangerous conditions. Knowing that these workplaces are potentially more dangerous, however, does not mean that these workers have to give up all of their rights. Federal and state safety standards are in place to protect workers from those risks, and when those regulations are ignored, workers can be seriously hurt or killed as a result.
When an industrial accident is caused by negligence or by toxic exposure, the responsible parties should compensate victims and their families. Accident victims may also seek workers' compensation benefits with help from a lawyer when appropriate.
Lake Charles Attorney Handling Toxic Exposure and Industrial Accidents
Common examples of industrial accidents that may result in injury to workers include:
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Dangerous chemicals and toxic exposure
- Roof collapses
- Structural accidents
- Defective machinery or other equipment
- Auto accidents in the scope of employment
- Construction site accidents
While workers' compensation benefits may apply in these cases, these benefits may not be enough to cover the wide range of medical expenses — as well as lost wages — that are suffered by an injured person in an industrial accident. It may also be in your best interest to bring a third-party claim against those who are responsible for your injuries.
Contact Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D.
Schedule a free initial consultation to learn more regarding industrial accident and toxic exposure representation. Call Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D.'s Lake Charles office at 337-494-5757 or his Baton Rouge office at 225-763-7777.