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What should you know about workplace injuries and accidents?

Louisiana workers deserve an environment that they feel comfortable and safe in. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere, and some of these accidents can be deadly. At the Schwalben Law Firm, we work to help you through the difficulties of losing a loved one to workplace accidents.

Certain work environments can be more dangerous than others. Warehouses, chemical plants, and factories all have the potential for large-scale or very harmful accidents, as do many other industrial locations. Specific risks that can occur in areas like these include:

  • Exposure to toxins or chemicals
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Machinery accidents
  • Structural accidents

The injuries that come from these accidents can include broken bones, burns, lacerations, crush injuries, electrical injuries, and more. Injury type varies depending on the work that's being done. For example, if you work with heavy machinery, the chances of dealing with a crush injury rise. Those who work with high voltage equipment have a stronger chance of suffering from electrocution, and workers in chemical plants have a higher chance of dealing with exposure.

In some cases, these injuries can be severe enough that they can threaten a person's life, especially if they aren't treated quickly. When your loved one goes to work, there are certain safety precautions in place to keep them safe. However, even these precautions can fail, resulting in traumatic injury or even death.

If you would like to take a more detailed look at industrial or work-related accidents, either lethal or nonlethal, please consider following the link. We have a wealth of information that you can use to get through the difficulties of your current situation.


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