Electrical Accident Injuries and When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney
According to KALB News, a Provencal man was fatally injured at a job worksite on Highway 495. A second man from Coutierville was also seriously injured. Per the report from KALB News, “the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office said Marcus Ward, 52, Joshua Ward, 40, and another unidentified man were working on a remodeling project on HWY 495. Marcus and Joshua were moving a 24-foot metal scaffolding from one side of a building to another when it made contact with a main electrical line, electrocuting them both.”
Marcus was transported from the scene suffering from moderate injuries. NPSO said they learned the building owner partially pushed him off the scaffolding. Joshua was pronounced dead on the scene. His body is being sent to Shreveport for an autopsy.
Workplace accidents happen far too often in Louisiana. From the dangerous of new construction and logging, to offshore work, serious injuries take place yearly. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while working, we may be able to help. Today’s blog talks about workplace injuries and what a worker’s compensation attorney in Louisiana can do to help you. Read today’s article, or contact us.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Louisiana
First and foremost, if you or a loved one have been injured while on the job, seek medical attention. Only a licensed medical professional can properly diagnose and or treat your injuries. In addition, sometimes people go into shock when they get seriously injured. You may not feel symptoms right away. However, if you fail to go to the doctor, urgent care, or the hospital right away you may have trouble with an insurance company. You may also need to consult with a Louisiana worker’s compensation attorney.
Just because you’ve sustained an injury while working doesn’t mean you’re going to be compensated for it by your employer. Yes, most legitimate business owners in Louisiana (especially high risk jobs) carry worker’s comp insurance. However, not every business follows the rules. Worse, just because your employer carries insurance for their employees, doesn’t mean it’s a “slam dunk” for you to obtain financial compensation.
Our Louisiana worker’s compensation lawyers will fight for the rights of injured employees. We service Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, and Lafayette. If you would like to learn more about your potential rights to financial support after being injured on the job, call (318) 561-2500 now to schedule a free consultation. You can also keep reading below to learn more about the types of work injury cases we take.
Construction Site Accident Work Injuries
Louisiana, like the rest of the United States, has seen a big uptick in construction (residential and commercial) during the COVID-19 crisis. Home values have risen and the demand for housing has never been greater. With a lack of supply, builders have been going non-stop. This has also caused a rise in injuries. Construction rules and regulations in the state of Louisiana are not as strict as they are in other states such as California and New York. This means some contractors may not be following all of the rules to keep their workers safe.
If you or a loved one have been injured on a construction job work site please call us right away. We may be able to help you obtain the support you need.
Offshore Workers and Serious Injuries
Louisiana has been hit with some of the worst offshore work related injury events of all time. On October 12, 2006, a tugboat with two barges struck an underwater high-pressure gas line, causing a pipeline explosion and fire that killed four people. Two people were also missing, and local authorities launched a “recovery effort” in West Cote Blanche Bay near Morgan City, Louisiana. The barges, owned by Athena Construction Co. out of Morgan City, were in transit to another location. The tugboat was owned by Central Boat Rentals. The workers on the barge were employed by Athena Construction, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy Services. The workers’ services had been contracted by Gulfport Energy Corp. Gulfport Energy also owns the pipeline that was struck.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, a piling dropped from one of the barges and struck the submerged high-pressure gas line, causing the line to rupture and catch fire.
The personal injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault handled a case on behalf of one of the barge crew member’s family. We have spent almost 40 years representing injured victims across the state of Louisiana, including Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, and we know that if you or a loved one has been hurt in a pipeline explosion, you face tremendous medical and financial challenges. If you have been affected by a pipeline explosion, contact our firm by calling (318) 561-2500 today or submit an online request.
Contact a Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
Don’t delay, dial (318) 561-2500 now to schedule a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer in Louisiana today. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The call is free, the consultation is free, and we charge no fees unless we win. For over 40 years the workers’ comp attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have fought for the rights of workers, and their families. Find out what we can do to help you today.