Category Archives: Back Neck Spine Injuries
The Most Common Maritime Injury That Is Caused at Work in Louisiana
Many different professions pose hazards for the workers within their respective industries. Maritime workers in Louisiana are among these dangerous professions. Due to the nature of their profession, these workers employed on one of Louisiana’s many inland ports and waterways are regularly exposed to working conditions that pose a serious risk to their health. … Read More »
Is There Workers’ Compensation for Roofing Contractors?
It’s fairly common knowledge that construction jobs come with certain dangers and workplace hazards. In fact, according to The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, roofers have one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and illnesses of any occupation, as well as the highest rates of occupational fatalities. There are several obvious reasons… Read More »
Louisiana Excavation and Trench Accident Injuries
Excavation and trench accidents are highly preventable, but many of these accidents have injured and even killed employees. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hundreds of injuries and dozens of fatalities occur every year due to trench collapses and excavation accidents, making them one of the deadliest accidents that can occur… Read More »
Healthcare Workers and Workers Compensation
Mississippi healthcare workers face tremendous pressure on a daily basis, especially with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers are more likely to sustain workplace injuries and illnesses than other employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that hospital workers are twice as likely to sustain an injury or illness while on the… Read More »
Here’s What You Need to Know About Shipyard Injuries in Mississippi
Let’s face it, the law can get complicated, especially when you are trying to receive compensation for injuries you sustained while performing work duties. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for companies to do their best to avoid taking responsibility for these injuries so that they don’t have to pay for your medical treatment and… Read More »
Sitting on the Job. Can This Cause Injury and a Workers’ Comp Claim?
When people think of workplace injuries, they often picture deadly accidents and other causes of sudden onset injuries, but these are not the only types of workplace injuries. People can develop workplace injuries and illnesses over an extended period of time, which is often the case for people suffering from sitting-related injuries. A large… Read More »
Common Injuries in Oil Fields
The oil and gas industry can be dangerous to work in, particularly for those who perform mining, quarrying, and gas extraction work in oil fields. This type of work is highly labor-intensive and puts workers in contact with dangerous machinery, equipment, and explosive substances. And injuries that result from accidents in oil fields can… Read More »
Warehouse Worker Injuries
Warehouse workers perform a variety of tasks on a daily basis. Generally, these types of workers are considered laborers, and they primarily perform tasks related to stock and inventory. This can include loading and unloading shipments, moving items around the warehouse, managing inventory, labeling and packaging items, breaking down bulk materials, and operating heavy… Read More »
Forklift Accidents: Common Causes and Injuries
Though commonly used in many industries and workplaces, forklifts are dangerous pieces of machinery. Both the heavy materials and items that they carry and transport can be a hazard, as well as the vehicle itself. In 2019, 79 workplace fatalities and over 8,000 injuries were reported involving forklifts. Unfortunately, despite their dangerous nature, forklifts… Read More »
How Common Are Maritime Worker Injuries?
Marine transportation workers, also known as maritime workers, are vital to our economy. However, they often don’t get as much attention as other transportation workers that ship goods and materials—such as commercial truck drivers—but maritime work is just as important. Unfortunately, marine transportation is often more dangerous and can result in severe injuries and… Read More »