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.
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.
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.
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.
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.