If you sustained injuries in an industrial accident, you may have the right to pursue legal action for your damages.
Industrial accidents can devastate victims’ lives, leaving them with severe injuries and permanent damage.
You deserve compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Having an experienced New Orleans industrial accident lawyer on your side can help protect your legal rights and get you the justice you deserve.
Why Industrial Accidents Happen
The New Orleans area is a hotbed of industrial activity, especially for the chemical, gas, and oil sectors.
By nature, industrial facilities pose a host of dangers for employees, contractors, visitors, and others.
Between the heavy equipment, toxic chemicals, flammable and explosive substances, and volatile processes used in these facilities, the risk for serious injury is unparalleled.
Add the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of someone else, and you face potentially life-threatening or fatal injuries.
Some of the most common causes of industrial accidents include:
- Poorly maintained industrial equipment,
- Violation of safety standards or policies,
- Violation of government regulations,
- Insufficient safety protocols or standards,
- Inadequate equipment operator training,
- Hazardous site conditions,
- Inadequate supervision, and
- Defective materials, tools, or equipment.
Accidents can occur due to the actions or inactions of employees, contractors, third parties, or anyone who has access to the facility.
Common Types of New Orleans Industrial Injuries
The potentially hazardous conditions present in industrial operations can cause severe injuries and permanent damage to victims.
Explosions, chemical spills, falls, and crushing accidents are all potential risks, although victims can be involved in many other types of accidents as well.
Some of the most common types of injuries that result from industrial accidents include:
- Chemical and thermal burns,
- Broken bones and dislocations,
- Internal injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Neck and spinal injuries,
- Electrocution, and
- Inhalation and lung damage.
Industrial accident victims require immediate medical attention and, potentially, long-term treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
Depending on the severity of the injuries, you might not be able to return to work for some time. You might also suffer a long-term or permanent disability, preventing you from resuming your job duties.
Determining Liability for Industrial Accidents
The complexity of industrial workplace accidents can make it difficult to determine who was at fault.
If you or your employer caused the accident, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Your employer’s workers’ comp coverage should pay for your medical treatment and reimburse you a portion of your lost wages.
If you require modified accommodations or you need to be retrained for a different job, workers’ compensation should also cover those expenses.
With the many companies and individuals involved in the continued operation of industrial facilities, other parties could be at-fault for your accident and subsequent injuries.
This could include independent contractors, material suppliers, transportation companies, equipment manufacturers, etc.
If someone other than you or your employer caused or contributed to your injuries, you might have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim.
What Is Your Industrial Accident Claim Worth?
The NOLA industrial accident lawyers of the Johns Law Firm will identify the economic and non-economic damages you suffered and obtain supporting documentation to establish your claim’s value.
You could be entitled to recover compensation for your medical treatment and care, lost wages and benefits, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and more.
If you suffered any long-term injuries or disabilities, we will include the value of those losses in your claim.
We understand what it takes to thoroughly document your claim, helping us build the most persuasive case possible.
We know you need compensation to help get your life back on track, and we fight to get the best possible resolution on your behalf.
Was Your New Orleans Industrial Accident Claim Denied?
Has your workers’ compensation claim or a third-party insurance claim been denied?
If so, you are unfortunately not alone. Insurance companies fight to keep their liability as low as possible.
As a result, they often deny injury victims’ claims wrongfully.
If your claim has been denied or you’re having trouble getting the benefits you’re entitled to, we can help.
We understand how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.
If we cannot negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, we may be able to file a civil lawsuit and fight for your benefits in court.
For help with submitting a new claim or fighting a claim denial, contact one of our workplace injury attorneys now.
Talk to an Experienced New Orleans Industrial Accident Lawyer
Before you give a statement to the insurance company or complete a formal report, contact us for a free consultation and case review.
We can help protect your legal rights and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Call (866) 567-0217 or contact us online now to talk to one of our New Orleans industrial accident lawyers.