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Number of deaths in a fatal accident at work increase

It is not uncommon for Louisianans to be injured on the job regardless of the type of work they do. Many people in the state work on oil rigs and in construction. Accidents, however, can happen regardless of the job and if it is considered safe, risky or somewhere in between. In some unfortunate instances, these accidents will be fatal and a family will suffer the loss of a loved one after a fatal accident on the job. Statistics are released intermittently to detail the number of fatal work accidents and their causes. People who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death incident at work should keep track of these statistics as they can be useful for a potential legal case.

A lawyer can help seek compensation after a dump truck crash

Almost everyone in Louisiana has a near-miss story with a dump truck at one time or another. This can happen as a driver, a bicyclist or a pedestrian. Even people in their own homes might be frightened when one of these large vehicles whose mandate is to pick up trash, deliver construction materials, or cart heavy objects is speeding through the neighborhood. Those who have been involved in an accident with a dump truck and been injured or lost a loved one should be aware of their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Fireman killed he helps at separate accident

Car accidents can happen to anyone in Louisiana and occur for a variety of reasons. Some accidents lead to injuries and others can cause death. A combination of factors can lead to these crashes including weather and a person simply doing his or her job being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A fatal accident must be fully investigated so the family can move forward with a wrongful death legal filing if one is applicable. To know whether it is possible to receive compensation after a fatal accident, it is important to discuss the matter with an attorney.

Can I have a mediator to settle my workers' compensation dispute?

When a Louisiana worker suffers workplace injuries or has an occupational disease, he or she will be within their rights to seek workers' compensation benefits to cover for the lost time one the job, pay for medical expenses and provide other benefits. However, these cases are sometimes in dispute. While there are alternatives to try to get the workers' compensation the employee feels entitled to, one strategy that might be beneficial is to have a mediation conference.

Understanding why a workers' comp claim could result in denial

Workplace accidents are a serious concern for many individuals, regardless of the nature of their employment. If you suffer serious injuries in a work-related incident, the high cost of medical expenses and the potential of taking time off work during recovery could leave you with facing substantial financial hardships.

Surgical equipment left inside a patient afflicts Army vet

When a person in Louisiana or anywhere across the U.S. needs to have a surgical procedure, there is a fundamental expectation that the medical professionals will behave in an appropriate manner and not make inexcusable mistakes. One that is of specific concern is if there is a surgeon mistake and a piece of equipment is left inside a patient. When this happens, it can lead to a worsened condition and even death. For people who have been harmed by this type of error, it is imperative to speak to a legal professional about a possible medical malpractice lawsuit.

Fatal accident claims life of 59-year-old man in Louisiana

The roads in Louisiana and across the nation can be dangerous. With the possibility of a driver who is not paying strict attention to the road, is operating a vehicle under the influence, is reckless or negligent, there is always the chance of a car accident. These crashes and their results can range from minor to fatal. In the worst-case scenario, when there is a death, those who suffer the loss of a loved one will have a lot to consider as they come to grips with what happened. One that is difficult, but necessary, is the potential of a wrongful death lawsuit to receive compensation.

Poll shows drivers realize risks of being a distracted driver

Encountering a distracted driver is one of the most frequent causes of a car accident in Louisiana and across the nation. This is an issue that is commonly discussed and research with lawmakers trying to formulate way to discourage the practice. Polls are taken to determine whether distracted driving is a matter of ignorance or it is something that people do despite understanding the risks involved. One recent poll indicates that an overwhelming majority of people know how dangerous distracted driving is.

Car accident victim on bicycle killed in hit-and-run crash

Bicyclists and motor vehicles must share the roads in Louisiana to make sure everyone remains safe. Since a bicycle rider is so fundamentally vulnerable, there is a substantial chance that there will be catastrophic injuries and fatalities no matter how cautious they are or what protective equipment they wear. These accidents can happen for many reasons. After car accidents, one thing is certain, drivers are required to remain at the scene to make certain that everyone is safe and if they are not, emergency personnel are called to help. If this does not happen and there are injuries or fatalities, a car accident victim has the right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Fatal accident statistics show vulnerability of truck drivers

Trucks can be an intimidating sight on the road in Louisiana and across the nation. Those who share the road with these vehicles must be vigilant and aware of their presence. This is especially true if the vehicle is being operated recklessly, is speeding or if it appears that the driver might be under the influence. However, the dangers go both ways and even for truck drivers who are obeying all the laws and requirements of their chosen profession, it remains a risky job. When there is an accident and a trucker is injured or suffers a wrongful death, it is imperative that the family that has suffered the aftereffects including the loss of a loved one understands how to move forward with a legal filing.

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