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December 2015 Archives

Why you need an attorney to get the workers' comp you deserve

You are not required to have an attorney represent you while you seek workers' compensation benefits after being injured on the job. However, if you want to maximize the amount of benefits that you will receive, then an experienced attorney is your best bet.

New bill could protect Louisiana nurses

While most people wouldn't think of nursing as a dangerous job, it has an injury rate similar to that of police officers and firefighters. Many nursing injuries involve the musculoskeletal system and occur when nurses attempt to move or lift patients. However, many health care employers do not have systems in place to help those who suffer what could be debilitating and career-ending injuries.

Understanding Lyme disease and outdoor workers at risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 7,500 possible and 22,500 confirmed Lyme disease cases in 2010. Workers in Louisiana could be at risk of infection if they work outdoors, so they might want to learn more about the disease.

Safety planning for holiday sales

The post-Thanksgiving unofficial shopping holiday known as Black Friday is the traditional kick-off to holiday shopping in Louisiana. As shoppers arrive for annual sales events, retail workers must stay cognizant of their own safety and the safety of their customers. Employers at retail establishments are responsible for planning sales events with safety in mind.