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Explosions on offshore oil platforms can injure or kill workers

Most Louisiana residents who work in the oil industry already know that even when an offshore oil platform is not producing oil, it can still be a dangerous place to work. Explosions do not only happen during production. Other activities on the platform can lead to an accident.

Toxic exposure is just one workplace hazard for Louisiana workers

Nearly every industrial worker in Louisiana accepts that his or her job comes with certain dangers. Toxic exposure to chemicals that are used, stored or distributed in the workplace is just one of those hazards. Without the proper safety equipment and training, a worker can suffer serious injury, illness or even death.

Louisiana worker entitled to workers' compensation benefits

The Louisiana Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling regarding a woman who was injured while running an errand for a boss. The court ruled that the woman was entitled to workers' compensation benefits. One question the court had to answer was whether the woman was "acting in the course of her employment" when she was injured. The other question was whether she was injured before or after the accident.

Louisiana worker denied workers' compensation

Under Louisiana law, an employee can substantiate an on-the-job injury through his or her testimony alone. If there is no evidence contradicting that testimony and there is evidence to corroborate it, the employee may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. A recent Court of Appeals case illustrates the importance of having corroborating evidence.

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