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October 2017 Archives

What is the doctrine of maintenance and cure?

In maritime law in Louisiana, there is something called the doctrine of maintenance and cure. According to the Federal Bar Association, admiralty law typically sides with the employee in that there is an expectation of the employer to provide a safe work environment and to minimize any risks. If an injury occurs, the employer is expected to pay for the costs the employee incurs as a result of the accident.

How can a fatal work accident affect employees?

Most people in Louisiana spend around 40 hours every week at work. It is common to become attached to co-workers. You may even become friends with them. The connections can often be deep. When a fatal accident occurs in the workplace, the toll it takes on everyone else can be huge. According to EHS Today, your employer should be prepared for a fatal workplace accident and be ready to provide services to you and the other workers to help you deal with the incident.

Driving habits that increase your risk of accidents

Everyone in the Lake Charles area and across the country has bad habits. Many of those habits are not detrimental to their health and safety. They can make and break them at will and develop better habits. However, when individuals develop bad driving habits, the consequences can be serious and fatal. 

Should your child be in a rear-facing car seat?

It may seem like the rules for car seat use are constantly changing. Research in this area has been moving along lately, which has resulted in some changes in recent years. One such change is the new recommendation for children to remain in the rear-facing position for much longer than originally stated.

What are some facts about commercial vehicle accidents?

Commercial vehicles are plentiful on Louisiana roadways. They include everything from large semi trucks to passenger busses. These vehicles are almost always the largest ones on the road. When they cause or are involved in an accident, it often results in serious injuries and even deaths. Because of this, it is imperative to be aware of them when you are on the roads and to understand how to avoid an accident with one.

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