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A state’s occupational injury/fatality rate is influenced by several factors, including the state’s industrial profile, regulations, enforcement, and the state’s overall economic and social welfare. Construction accidents are the second most common workplace fatality in Louisiana. In 2019, there were 1,000 fatal injuries and over 200,000 nonfatal injuries in the United States that occurred in the construction industry.

If you’ve been injured on the job, or if a loved one was killed during a construction accident, the Lake Charles attorneys at the Cox Law Firm are here to help. Our injury attorneys help victims and their families obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

Types Of Workplace Injuries

As A Construction Worker, What Do I Need To Know?

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, approximately 2 million Louisiana workers are employed in high-risk industries.

The most dangerous jobs in Louisiana include transportation, construction, oil and gas extraction, and protective services. Combined, these industries account for more than 60 percent of all workplace fatalities in Louisiana.

Falls are the number one threat to construction workers. In 2019, 22.7% of all workplace accidents involving a fatality occurred in the construction industry. Unfortunately, construction workers are disproportionately exposed to dangers associated with outdoor conditions, hazardous materials, and dangerous equipment. In 2019, for example, Louisiana construction workers also died from hypothermia, fires and explosions, lightning strikes, electrocution, drowning, and more.

If you or someone you know has been injured, don’t assume workers’ compensation is the only way to obtain financial reimbursement for medical bills and other losses. Keep good records of the injury and any expenses and contact an experienced attorney to review the facts of your claim.

Workers’ Compensation: It’s Not Always Enough

Workers’ Compensation plays an important role in protecting accidents victims, construction workers, and their families from financial crisis following an accident. However, depending on the circumstances, an injured worker or surviving family member may be able to sue a third party whose negligence led to the injury or death. (A third party is not the immediate employer.)

Workers’ Compensation laws are complicated; in fact, most workers don’t know what injuries are covered or what might prohibit a worker from seeking further damages from a negligent party. Moreover, Workers’ Compensation is often denied to workers who really need it, so knowing who to call and when can be critical to your case, recovery, and your financial future.

What Are Common Workplace Injuries In Louisiana?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, common Louisiana construction injuries result from:

Specifically, an injury lawyer can help:

  • Falls, Slips, & Trips
  • Violence on the Job Site
  • Physical contact with dangerous equipment
  • Exposure to Toxic Chemicals or Dangerous Materials
  • Hazardous Outdoor Conditions
  • Transportation-Related Accidents
  • Electric Shocks & Electrocutions
  • Fires & Explosions

If you’ve been injured on the job site, you may be entitled to financial compensation from Louisiana’s Workers’ Compensation laws. You may also be eligible to hold other parties responsible should the injury or death involve a third party’s negligence. For a team of competent, experienced construction accident attorneys, there is no firm people trust more than the Cox Law Firm. We’ve won hundreds of significant judgments for clients, and we’d be honored to do the same for you.

Aggressive Representation For Louisiana Construction Workers

Louisiana is oil and gas country, which means the state’s economy is tied to industries and jobs that put Louisiana workers at risk.

These workers often struggle with poverty and low education levels, which leaves them vulnerable to state laws and regulations. Low-wage workers are overrepresented in occupational injuries because they are more likely to work hazardous jobs. Our attorneys are sensitive to inequalities in income, education, and resources available to our clients, and we take extra steps to ensure transparency and understanding at every opportunity.

We take personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency-free basis, so we get paid only if you get paid. The construction accident lawyers at the Cox Law Firm understand the complex nature of construction site injuries, and we’re prepared to fight hard to make things right. Call 337-436-6611 to tell us about the accident, and get started down the road to justice today.

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