Lake Charles Lawyers Helping Injured Workers

Working to Obtain Fair Settlements and Verdicts in Construction & Petrochemical Accident Cases

Construction work is very physically demanding. There are often many people on a construction site at one time. The large amount of people, combined with equipment, and potential hazards in the area, can be a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately in some jobs, the project has to be finished on time, so the work is rushed and safety is often overlooked.

Working in refineries and petrochemical plants can be just as hazardous.

If you were injured while working on a construction or petrochemical project, it's important that you have an experienced attorney who will work to obtain the maximum recovery allowable under the law to help you pay for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability damages if you missed work due to injuries. To learn more about how the Hale Law Firm can help, contact us online or call 337-426-1071 (toll free at 877-596-5155) to schedule your free initial consultation.

The Consequences of Workplace Accidents in Louisiana

Construction and petrochemical accidents frequently lead to severe injuries such as spinal cord injury, broken bones, brain injury, lifelong disabilities, or even death. Oftentimes construction accidents involve OSHA investigations and include numerous entities.

In 2008 in Louisiana alone, there were 27 reported construction-related fatalities of a total of 127 workplace fatalities in the state. Of the 27, seven resulted from contact with an object and equipment, seven from falls, three from exposure to harmful substances or the environments, and nine related to transportation incidents. Many more were injured in construction site accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.4 reportable injuries per 100 construction workers for a total of 3,238 reportable Louisiana construction injuries.

Injuries and deaths may occur despite an employer providing written safety manuals and safety checklists, and conducting weekly safety meetings. Our attorneys are well-versed in the various causes of industrial and construction accidents as well as the safety precautions that should be in place to prevent these types of accidents.

Contact Our Lake Charles Lawyers For More Information

If you or a family member has been injured in an industrial or construction accident, please contact the law office of Hale Law Firm We have extensive experience in pursuing compensation for victims of industrial and construction accidents, and offer every client a free initial consultation to determine if he or she has a viable claim. If we accept your case and there is no recovery, you will not be responsible for paying for any costs, fees, or expenses.