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Category: Industrial Accidents

Which Experts Will I Need for My Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury cases will not require expert testimony. But, in more serious cases, there will be issues that may need to be addressed by expert witnesses because they are beyond the understanding of lay people like you and I. Deciding which experts you will use in your personal injury case will be up to you

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Plaintiffs Awarded $13.6 Million in Williams Explosion Case

The first group of plaintiffs to go to trial following the deadly Williams Olefins plant explosion in Geismar, Louisiana in 2013 were just awarded $13.6 million by an Iberville Parish jury. Defendants Cannot Take Advantage of Workers’ Compensation Immunity in Williams Explosion Case Williams had previously argued that the injured workers could not bring their claims because

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Vices, Defects, and Ruin Under Louisiana Law

Property owners generally take care to make sure that their properties are kept up and free of dangerous defects that can hurt other people. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes people get hurt because property owners fail to undertake necessary maintenance or otherwise let their property fall into a state of disrepair. Thankfully,

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Williams Olefins Explosion Case to Go to Trial

In 2013, an explosion at the Williams Olefins plant in Geismar, Louisiana claimed the lives of 2 workers and injured 114 others. Following the accident, numerous lawsuits were filed by those injured in the blast. Now, after years of litigation, it appears that one of those cases will finally go to trial. Williams Loses Motion for

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What Should I Do If I’ve Gotten Hurt at Work in Louisiana?

People spend a significant portion of their lives at work. While jobs can be incredibly rewarding, the amount of time spent at work increases the chances of an on the job accident. These are some tips to keep in mind if you’ve gotten hurt at work. Tips If You Have Been Hurt at Work in Louisiana 1.

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SunEdison Plant Explosion Injures Four Workers

On October 2, an explosion and subsequent fire at a SunEdison silicon plant injured four workers. The explosion occurred at SunEdison’s silicon plant in Pasadena, Texas, located on the Houston Ship Channel. Details are limited at this time, and the cause of the accident is still being investigated. However, the explosion occurred during maintenance operations and

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The Louisiana Personal Injury Case Process: What to Expect

Every Louisiana personal injury case is unique. Each case has its own facts, evidence, and witnesses that will all make it different from every other case. But regardless of the type of case (whether car accident, maritime accident, industrial accident, or any other kind), the Louisiana personal injury case process is usually the same. You can

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Independent Contractor Negligence and Employee Injury Issues

In the current business world, it often makes more sense for a company to hire a third-party to do specific tasks for them (particularly those that involve expertise or other special skills) than to train their own employees to do it. This allows for cost savings, because they don’t have to invest in training, and

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West Texas Rig Explosion and New Mexico Oilfield Explosion Claim Workers’ Lives

Onshore exploration and production has spiked in recent years with the development of shale oil and gas around the country. This development has been particularly significant in areas of Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. The increase in available oil and gas reserves has led to an increased need for people working in the oil and gas

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9 Workers Killed in Offshore Explosion in Brazil

9 workers have been confirmed dead in an offshore explosion in Brazil occurring in February.  Among those who lost their lives were seven Brazilians and one Indian. The explosion occurred on the Cidade de São Mateus, a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. A FPSO is an offshore vessel that produces its own hydrocarbons or receives them

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