While at work, a New Orleans employee is said to have fallen 30 feet before
hitting the ground head-first. The man was going up a ladder on the ship
where he worked, and the ladder allegedly broke under him, causing him
to fall headlong for thirty feet. The lawsuit claims says that the man
sustained head and back injuries, and that he also suffered damage along
his neck and shoulder. He is said to have been hospitalized.
The man is suing three shipping companies for not having inspected the
ladder, for faulty design, and for other instances of negligence, all
in violation of OSHA and other federal regulations. This plaintiff is
seeking compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, earning capacity,
disfigurement, and more.
There are number of regulations in place, even in hazardous jobs, as employees
have a right to a safe workplace. While these rules can never completely
eliminate accidents, failure to adhere to these regulations is the source
of many injuries and deaths that should never have happened. Regardless
of the source of your injury though, you are likely owed coverage from
You may have further grounds for a lawsuit. Manufacturers can make shoddy
materials, or fail to give proper warnings about the hazards. Supervisors
or employers may know of certain dangers and not give employees a warning,
or they may fail to properly train workers about necessary precautions.
A coworker might operate machinery recklessly, or could otherwise violate
safety regulations. If anyone else's
negligence is the source of your suffering, then you may be entitled to compensation.
If you need help getting a fair amount from your employer's insurance,
get an experienced worker's compensation lawyer on your side. If you
or a loved one were in a workplace accident caused by someone else's
negligence, then work with a Shreveport personal injury lawyer to get
the settlement you deserve.
Contact Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC to learn what a firm with more than 70 years of experience can do for you.