Each person has the right to a safely maintained workplace, and should not have to suffer injuries in order to make a living. However, while some jobs present very real threats, such as those involving large machinery, some workplaces poison an individual through exposure to toxic substances. This might happen quickly in a single incident, but most often it occurs incrementally over time.
Over 100 people across four states including Louisiana have become ill after being involved in the cleanup of the Deep Horizon oil spill. They believe their illness is caused by toxic exposure to the chemicals BP used to clean up the spill. The main chemical believed to be the culprit is called "Corexit," which is a chemical dispersant.
Construction accidents can occur at many types of Louisiana construction or work sites. Often, these accidents result is serious injuries, or even death. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of reasons why construction accidents can occur. Recently, one out-of-state construction accident was the result of a large slab of concrete being poorly secured as workers worked around it. This construction accident may cause the injured workers to lose wages and incur medical expenses, which make their actions toward potential workers' compensation benefits vital.
When injured on the job, Louisiana workers have rights to medical care and compensation though a workers' compensation claim. This can help alleviate the stress of being out of work and dealing with recovery while maintaining a family or a home. People injured by defective equipment at work will be covered by this and should be able to seek reimbursement for damages and injuries.