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February 2013 Archives

Despite voluntary OSHA program, workers' compensation still vital

Officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are touting a new safety program designed to reduce oil-field fatalities in Region 6, which includes Louisiana. In 2011 and 2012, some 73 oil-field workers lost their lives to accidents in the Region. However, the new program is voluntary and some are wondering if it truly will have a significant impact on preventing injuries and deaths. In the meantime, workers' compensation benefits will continue to play a crucial role in helping families of oil-field workers who lose their lives to a workplace accident.

Louisiana medical malpractice: Hospital forgets man on bed pan?

There are two main parts of every Louisiana medical malpractice claim. In the first instance, a plaintiff must prove liability. In medical malpractice lawsuits, that means a plaintiff has to establish by competent evidence that a defendant deviated from the acceptable standard of medical care. In most instances, a plaintiff will seek to demonstrate that one or more defendants were negligent in a manner that proximately caused the injuries suffered.

Louisiana construction site accidents can result from debris

A Louisiana woman has filed suit against a construction company after she sustained serious injuries to her knee. The suit includes several construction and building companies. Accidents like this one demonstrate how even debris left behind can cause serious construction site accidents.

Car accident on Louisiana roadway claims motorcyclist's life

Accidents in Louisiana involving motorcycles and larger vehicles can be devastating, especially to the motorcyclist, who is often more vulnerable due to his or her exposure and the higher potential for trauma. Currently, police are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle versus car accident. According to reports, the crash occurred in Baton Rouge.