Injuries Archives

Certain minority groups face risk of injury on the job

According to a recent study, racial inequalities may also be reflected in the frequency of workplace injuries and disability. This is particularly true for Hispanic immigrants and African American males, who tend to work jobs that carry the highest injury risk. In many cases, minority workers in Louisiana and nationwide have no choice but to take these high-risk jobs.

Louisiana is one of the Top 5 worst places to be a pedestrian

What would make our state safer for walkers? Louisiana is one of the top five most dangerous states for pedestrians, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). We have one of the highest rates of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles.

The Top 10 Safety Violations Cited By OSHA

We've made progress, but we can do better.
Work-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. are about one-third of what they were in 1970, thanks largely to OSHA and state safety programs. Despite great progress, an average of 13 American workers still die on the job every day and hundreds more suffer disabling injuries. So many of these accidents are completely preventable.

Can I sue my employer instead of filing a workers' comp claim?

Only in rare circumstances. In most cases, a Louisiana employee cannot bring a lawsuit against a co-worker, supervisor, the owner or the company itself. This is the trade-off of workers' compensation.EyeInjury(2).jpg