Skilled Legal Assistance For Injured Workers In The Lake Charles Area
People who work in chemical plants, warehouses, factories and other industrial environments in Louisiana must often deal with dangerous or deadly conditions. Knowing that these workplaces are potentially more dangerous, however, does not mean that these workers have to give up all of their rights. Federal and state safety standards are in place to protect workers from those risks, and when those regulations are ignored, workers can be seriously hurt or killed as a result.
When an industrial accident is caused by negligence of third parties, or by toxic exposure, the responsible parties should be held responsible. Accident victims and their families may be entitled to recover losses through third-party claims against those who are responsible for their injuries. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your options and fight for your financial recovery.
Helping Victims Of Toxic Exposure And Industrial Accidents
At the Louisiana law firm of Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, we help injured workers and their families recover damages through personal injury claims, if appropriate. Attorney Lee Schwalben was also a doctor so he knows what to look for to help maximize your recovery. While workers’ compensation provides some comfort to victims, it is important to seek representation from a skilled personal injury lawyer when third parties are negligent in causing the injury. Generally, third parties are those entities or workers from companies other than your own employer that may be present on a construction site, or supplied dangerous products, tools or toxic materials involved in the injury producing event.
Common Worker Accidents In Louisiana
Common examples of industrial accidents that may result in injuries to Louisiana workers include:
- Scaffolding and ladder accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Dangerous chemicals and toxic exposure
- Roof collapses
- Structural accidents
- Defective machinery or other equipment
- Auto accidents in the scope of employment
- Construction site accidents
While workers’ compensation benefits may apply in these cases, those benefits are usually not enough to cover the wide range of medical expenses — as well as lost wages — that are suffered by an injured person in an industrial accident. Attorney and Doctor Lee M. Schwalben represents individuals who have suffered harm due to negligent acts of third-party actors across the spectrum of industrial, construction and toxic exposure situations.
Call Now Before Important Evidence Is Lost
At Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, all injury claims are handled on a contingency basis. This means that if you don’t win, you pay no attorney fees. Connect with us online or call us today to schedule your free initial consultation, and learn how we can help you with your construction site accident or toxic exposure case. Call our Lake Charles office at 337-494-5757.