EXPERIENCED LOUISIANA INDUSTRIAL INJURY LAWYERS FOCUSED ON HELPING YOU
Lawyers Who Help You After a Work Injury
If you’ve been injured at work – whether at a plant, a refinery, a warehouse, a factory, or while working on a construction site – contact our Louisiana Industrial Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.
The consequences of industrial injuries are serious. If you or a loved one has been injured while working, you need serious Louisiana Industrial Injury Lawyers.
An industrial or plant catastrophe can result in traumatic injuries and put your livelihood in jeopardy. Injuries in the workplace can happen for a variety of reasons.
Industrial Case Types Include
Injuries Happen at Work for Many Reasons
These include defective equipment, improper maintenance of equipment or tools, errors by supervisors or other employees, or improper storage of dangerous or explosive materials.
There are thousands of people in Louisiana who work in an industrial environment, including over 44,500 in 2017 in the extraction, pipeline, and refining industries.
Industrial workplaces in Louisiana can include oil and gas refineries, petrochemical plants, offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, warehouses, those in the logging and timber industry, and on construction sites.
Industrial Workplaces Can Be Dangerous
These are all highly-regulated and dangerous workplaces, often with many environmental hazards. Not all workplaces are as safe as the regulations require, particularly with employers concerned about cost savings.
Each job has its own risks, but industrial work has increased risk for injuries than other workplaces.
Chemical plant operators, electricians, drillers, welders, roughnecks, marine mechanics, tool makers, and others in industrial jobs are workers we help.
Work Accidents Can Cause Life-Altering Injuries
While each workplace has hazards and workers’ compensation issues – even in an office environment – the most catastrophic circumstances often happen in jobs with heavy equipment and hazardous materials.
Lifting heavy machinery, handling dangerous chemicals, and being exposed to hazardous situations is a constant in these workplaces.
We Take Pride in Protecting Louisiana Workers & Families
We take pride in the legal services we provide to injured workers and their families. It is important to report the injury as soon as possible if you are injured at work. After the injury, you generally have one year to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Obtaining full compensation is vital after an on-the-job injury or illness. Our attorneys understand the process, and we know the tactics employers and their insurance companies can use to deny or discount employee claims.
Common industrial injuries can include:
- Falling Objects
- Heavy Equipment Malfunction
- Explosions or Blast Injuries
- Chemical Burns or Inhalation
- Slips, Trips, and Falls from Structures
- Burst Piping and Tubing
- Forklift Injuries
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Experienced Louisiana Industrial Injury Lawyers Committed to Helping Injured Workers. Make the Wright Call. Today. Call 337-291-HURT.
We understand that seeking legal action can be a difficult process, particularly after already having gone through a serious injury at work and struggling with concerns about your future. Our lawyers will negotiate with the insurance adjusters on your behalf.
Workers’ compensation claims are designed to provide funding for:
- Medical Bills
- Replacing Lost Wages
- Reimbursement for Miles Driven to and from Doctors Visits
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Vocational Training If You Can No Longer Perform Your Job Duties
Third-party liability exists when someone who is not working for the employer causes the injury. You could be able to pursue compensation through a third-party personal injury lawsuit if you were injured due to the negligence of a third party.
PURSUING THIRD-PARTY LAWSUITS AFTER AN INJURY
This is important because workers’ compensation does not give settlements for “non-monetary” injuries like pain and suffering. There are many situations where this type of lawsuit can occur.
As an example, a construction worker is on a job site with many other contractors, and the negligent actions of another contractor leads to a construction worker’s injury. This could happen when an electrician improperly installs a line and it leads to an electric burn to another worker.
A tool, machine, or device may be defective due to faulty manufacturing in many industrial workplaces. This could make the manufacturer liable for any injuries caused by the device.
EXPERIENCED IN TOXIC SUBSTANCES & CHEMICAL CASES
Substances made by a third-party could be toxic but not labeled properly, causing workers to develop illnesses.
Many toxic chemicals used in the workplace are known to cause illnesses, injuries, or death. Some toxic substances – such as lead, benzene, and asbestos – lead to poisoning, asphyxiation, and chemical burns. Other effects may not appear for years, resulting in cancer or lung damage.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO FACE A WORK INJURY CLAIM ALONE
These are complex cases, but employers and manufacturers of the toxins and the safety equipment that failed to protect the workers may be liable for injuries that are suffered by employees. Our Personal Injury Law Firm is highly experienced in toxic substances and chemicals.
Seek the advice of an experienced Louisiana Industrial Injury Lawyer in an incident where the fault may not be with you or your employer, but with a third party, where they have provided defective equipment, improper maintenance, or an unsafe environment.
PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS AFTER A WORK INJURY
Slips and falls, improper equipment—including ladders and scaffolding, electrical burns, negligence by other employees, and the improper use of chemicals are unfortunately common.
YOUR RIGHTS AFTER A WORKPLACE INJURY
You have the right to seek damages if negligence is the cause of your injuries at work. Our Louisiana Workplace Injury Lawyers are here to protect your rights after a work-related injury.
After an injury occurs in a plant or industrial setting, it is important to discuss what happened with an experienced Louisiana Industrial Injury Attorney. Call Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC for a free evaluation of all of your options.
DEDICATED TO GETTING THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
Our Louisiana Industrial Injury Attorneys will use all of our resources and skill to help you and your family recover the compensation you deserve. We have extensive experience representing families seeking damages from negligent employers when their actions have resulted in the injuries or death of workers.
WE WILL DEAL WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY
We will answer any questions you may have about the often complicated and intimidating insurance claims process. Make the Wright Call. Call 337-291-HURT.
FREE CONSULTATIONS WITH AWARD-WINNING LAWYERS
While major disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion receive a lot of publicity, industrial catastrophes occur too frequently, whether they are due to motor vehicle crashes, employee falls, exposure to chemicals, electrocutions, or unsafe machinery.
We will thoroughly investigate the causes of your industrial injury and aggressively pursue all responsible parties so you are compensated as fully as possible.
Our dedicated trial attorneys have helped people from communities across Louisiana, including in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Iberia, and New Orleans.
To schedule a free consultation, call us today from anywhere in the state. Make the Wright Call. Call 337-291-HURT.