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Workers' Compensation 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 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.

Explosions on the job can cause heartache in Louisiana

Louisiana workers depend on their employers to maintain safe, effective workplaces. When negligence or inattention causes the workplace to deteriorate, workers can become injured. Recently, one Louisiana worker has felt the dangerous effects of an improperly maintained workplace after a boiler exploded, injuring him. Explosions like this one may be avoidable with the right maintenance and care to the machinery.

Crash after cross over center line kills 1 in Beauregard Parish

We never know with certainty what each day will bring. Many of us go to work, drive home and go out to dinner or someplace else. Most of the time, those activities take place without a hitch, but the simple fact is we cannot always control what happens. A recent Louisiana fatal accident on U.S. 190 underscores the point.

Defective equipment may lead to Louisiana workers' compensation

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.

Louisiana worker injured after explosions at chemical plant

Working with chemicals can be a dangerous job. On May 21, a serious incident occurred at a chemical plant in Louisiana. A spokesperson from the Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office declared a state of emergency after several explosions occurred at the plant. The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m., and the resulting chemical fire caused an evacuation of the surrounding area as well as a shut down on a local road. A worker was injured in the incident.

Third party sued in Louisiana workers' compensation case

Workers' compensation claims can become quite tricky. Sometimes the employee should be seeking compensation solely from their employer's insurance company. However, other times a third party should be held liable for a worker's injuries.

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