People spend the vast majority of their lives at work. Many people enjoy rewarding careers where they are not only able to provide for their families, but also gain a sense of fulfillment. However, being on the job that much increases the chances of a workplace accident.
Louisiana workers should be encouraged by the fact that Louisiana has one of the safest work environments in the country. Recent studies show that the number of work-related deaths in Louisiana actually decreased last year. And, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently reported that Louisiana has the second best rate of work injury and illness in the country and is below the national average.
Most folks, particularly those in Louisiana, enjoy a safe work environment, but even with a safer workplace, accidents can still happen. People who work in industries that utilize heavy equipment (such as construction and manufacturing) are certainly more likely to be injured on the job. But, work injuries are by no means limited to these jobs and can happen with any occupation. Be ready to call a New Orleans work injury lawyer if you’re in this predicament.
On the job accidents can be caused by any number of things, such as defective equipment, poorly maintained conditions, improperly trained co-workers, or by employers cutting corners with respect to employee safety. Determining the exact cause of a workplace accident can be difficult and is not something that you should try to do without the help of a New Orleans work accident attorney.
Whatever the cause, work injuries can be severe and can lead to permanent disabilities. Injured workers may suffer broken bones, back and neck injuries, burns, occupational diseases, or even death.
Contact a Louisiana Work Injury Lawyer
Many employers treat employees fairly and will make sure that they are well taken care of if they are hurt in a work accident, but this is not always the case.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, The Mahone Firm is here to help. Call (504) 564-7342 to speak to a Louisiana work accident lawyer today.