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September 2014 Archives

Revised rule improves workplace accident reporting to OSHA

Let's say that you work for a company that is in the industrial sector, and part of your job is to work with heavy machinery every day. You're highly skilled at this job and you've received extensive training, but even the most highly skilled and trained employees aren't immune to being involved in an accident.

Workplace accident kills man while working on refrigeration unit

Industrial workers in Louisiana are continually exposed to hazards in the workplace. While employers have a duty to provide safe working conditions, they are also required to keep their employees informed and aware of potential hazards that can only be avoided by practicing safe procedures. Employers and supervisors should avoid a workplace accident by monitoring workers at all times, to ensure that even safety procedures that may seem insignificant are not disregarded.

Does workers' compensation cover my inability to do my old job?

Many Louisiana families may depend on one spouse’s wages as their sole income. It is, therefore, not uncommon for them to experience anxiety when considering potential workplace injuries that may cause disabilities and long periods of absence from work. Although there are conditions and limitations to the benefits paid by the workers' compensation insurance fund, it aims to provide financial aid in a fair and reasonable manner. Every work-related accident is unique and assessed individually, but there are some basic rules for eligible workers.