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August 2017 Archives

Workplace accident with explosion burns two oil and gas workers

Certain jobs in Louisiana are more dangerous than others. When there is an injury, illness or condition suffered as a result of the work that a person does, workers' compensation can be a figurative life-saver. After the incident in which the injuries are suffered or the condition manifests itself, it is imperative that the worker and his or her family take steps to get their benefits. If there is a problem, having legal help is also important.

New research examines car accidents numbers across the nation

Government agencies and other research outlets keep a close eye on auto accident statistics to determine how they happen, why they happen and to craft strategies to prevent and reduce them. Louisianans and people across the nation should be aware of these numbers to try and avoid potential dangers. Naturally, it is impossible to steer clear of all auto crashes, and if one does occur, the information as to its cause can help when filing a legal claim for compensation.

Hands-free tech may still contribute to serious accidents

It is not unusual for many Lake Charles residents to use their cell phones to stay connected. Even while out with other friends, you may find yourself checking social media, emails, texts or other communication outlets on your phone. Though your device can help you stay connected almost anytime and anywhere, you also know that it can act as a distraction when you should otherwise pay closer attention.

Can I get workers' compensation for occupational disease?

When Louisiana workers are injured on the job with a clear physical injury such as broken bones, lacerations, back injuries and more, the problem is often clear to the naked eye. Other issues are less obvious. For example, workers who are seeking workers' compensation might not even be aware that in some cases they can be approved for benefits for occupational disease. Understanding the law is essential before applying. If a worker is injured or dies because of occupational disease, it will be viewed in the same way as if there was a personal injury.

Despite personal injury risk, proposed sleep apnea test rescinded

Given the number of large commercial trucks that are on the road in Louisiana and throughout the nation, there are frequent concerns as to how the competence and medical history of the drivers are regulated. If, for example, the driver has a history of recklessness or health problems, this can be a factor in an auto accident that leads to personal injury and death. If the company has a history of lack of oversight, that too can be considered important during the crash reconstruction to determine what happened and help the victims to proceed. Recent decisions by the government are also integral to a possible legal case after a truck accident.

Older workers more vulnerable to a fatal accident on the job

Workplace accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. They occur in many different jobs whether the work is fundamentally risky or considered generally safe. People in Louisiana can suffer injuries and fatalities in an unexpected accident regardless of what kind of work they do. Research and statistics are regularly compiled to determine how and why these accidents happen and to whom they occur. This is also beneficial to a family that has suffered the loss of a loved one at work and is considering a legal filing for compensation. One study has shown that older people are suffering a fatal accident on the job more than other workers. This is while the number of fatalities in the workplace is on the decline.

Passenger dies in car accident as loose wheel hits SUV

Louisiana car crashes are not limited to accidents between two vehicles, a vehicle and a pedestrian or a vehicle and a bicyclist. There are times when falling objects or other pieces of debris will cause a car accident. These incidents can cause just as much if not more damage than car accidents between vehicles. Those who have been injured as a car accident victim or lost a loved one in this type of crash should know how to discover who is responsible for the accident and seek compensation through a legal filing.

Surgical errors can occur due to doctor phone use

Louisianans who need to have a medical procedure will undoubtedly be apprehensive about it. Medical treatment can be intimidating and to compound the concerns about the surgery itself, doctors can make mistakes. These errors happen all too frequently. Statistically, it is possible that thousands of people die on an annual basis because of a surgeon mistake. Some will suffer a worsened condition that can negatively affect their lives. One issue that is garnering more attention as a cause is a distracted doctor.

Driver flees scene after car crash with motorcycle

It is a fact of life that people on the road in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana need to be aware of reckless drivers, inattentive drivers and those who flout traffic laws. What makes these incidents worse is when there is an accident and the driver chooses to flee the scene. Because car accidents can be so damaging and even fatal, those who were involved in the accident with a hit-and-run driver must protect themselves with legal assistance for a full investigation and the aftereffects of the car crash.

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