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May 2018 Archives

What makes commercial vehicles different from passenger vehicles?

When it comes to accidents in Louisiana, the worst ones often involve commercial vehicles. There are really good reasons why these vehicles lead to such severe accidents. It comes down to the differences between the two types of vehicles. As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration explains, a commercial truck and passenger vehicle are two very different machines with many key differences. 

Where does maritime law apply?

Maritime law is the law of the water and waterways. However, it can be confusing as to what waterways it actually applies to, especially in Lousiana, which has different types of waterways. According to the Offices of the United States Attorneys, the general maritime law states it has jurisdiction over the high seas. This is a confusing term for everyone and has caused many court cases to figure it out.

How can workers minimize the risk of asbestos exposure?

Many construction, plumbing and industrial workers in the Lake Charles area are aware of the dangers they face on the job. They may have even seen and heard ads on the radio and television about the dangers of asbestos exposure and how it can cause mesothelioma and other serious and life-threatening respiratory diseases and illnesses. 

What is a common mistake injured workers make?

Most workers trust their Lake Charles area employers to do more than provide them with a way to earn a living. They also trust them to provide them with a safe working environment. Workers in the construction field face a high number of hazards while they are on the job. According to ConstructConnect, “in 2016, 991 worker fatalities occurred in the construction industry, making it the third-highest sector for employee fatalities.” 

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