Month: January 2021

Legal recourse for chemical exposure

A coalition of environmental groups in Texas and Louisiana report that residents of these Gulf states have an elevated risk of chemical exposure compared to people in other U.S. states. This group, which includes the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, has raised...

Overview of the Jones Act

The Jones Act, originally known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is important because it gives repose to those who sustain injuries at sea and do not qualify for workers' compensation. The Jones Act specifically allows injured marines to sue their employers over...

What is compartment syndrome?

When pressure builds up in an enclosed area of your body, this is compartment syndrome. Causes of compartment syndrome may include bleeding or swelling following an injury. According to WebMD, the pressure obstructs blood flow to the site. Compartment syndrome is most...

What are the Fatal Four?

There are likely a number of different factors that attracted you to the construction industry in Louisiana, one of which is the unique environment you ply your trade in. Yet that same work environment is also what makes construction work so dangerous (indeed, the...