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February 2019 Archives

What is the most common office place accident?

Of all the workplaces in Louisiana that you would expect to be dangerous, an office would probably not be one of your first responses. However, serious injuries can take place in any workplace, including office buildings. In fact, according to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, offices lead the pack in the number of injuries from falls. Plus, falls are the cause of the most serious office injuries. Overlooking this and thinking an office is a low-risk work place could put you at higher risk of becoming a victim of a fall when at work.

Paying for work-related car accidents

Like most in Saint Charles, you likely make assumptions about certain situations in life. One of those may be that if you are in a car accident, your auto insurance will help pay for your accident expenses. Another may be that workers' compensation will cover the cost of any injuries that you suffer while at work. Yet many come to us here at the Hale Law Firm asking who pays if they are involved in a car accident while on the job? 

Can I sue under the Jones act?

Many injured workers in the maritime industry are confused about how they can take action to claim back damages. Suffering an injury at work can be life changing, and it can mean that workers need to change their job completely because of the nature of their injuries. This turn can lead to financial suffering and can put a significant strain on family life.

Crashes involving delivery trucks

Driving any type of motor vehicle can be dangerous, but some people behind the wheel are especially likely to find themselves in a collision at some point. Obviously, those who are under the influence of alcohol or using their phone while driving are especially likely to crash, but there are other situations in which drivers may have a higher chance of becoming involved in a motor vehicle collision. For example, delivery truck drivers face a number of risks and in this post, we will take a closer look at some of the reasons why these vehicles are involved in wrecks.

Why do never events happen?

You put a lot of faith in medical providers in Louisiana to give you the best healthcare possible and to make you feel better. Sometimes, though, things do not turn out like you thought they would. In some cases, a never event occurs. This is something that should never happen and that often has serious consequences for you.

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