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September 2012 Archives

Louisiana man thrown out of rescue boat sues employer

Another Louisiana man has been injured after he says that his employer failed to create a safe maritime workplace. The man worked for Montco Offshore Inc. and was participating in a safety drill when he was knocked unconscious and seriously injured. Now, he has filed a maritime workplace accident lawsuit against his employer in New Orleans.

Epoxy, acid exposure leads to workplace safety lawsuit

New Orleans is the site of a new federal lawsuit in which three seamen are suing their employer for having an unsafe workplace. Under maritime law, Louisiana seamen are entitled to many of the same protections that employees on land receive: a workplace that is free from danger. Sadly, not all employers provide such a space or specifically require their employees to engage in extremely unsafe behaviors. But, when this happens, there are legal options available to employees who are injured while working at sea.

Teenagers request increased penalties for texting while driving

It may seem odd that some teenagers are requesting stricter enforcement of texting while driving bans, such as Louisiana's ban on all texting behind the wheel, but some of them have been affected by the damage distracted driving can cause. For those people in Cameron who have yet to realize just how dangerous distracted driving in general and texting while driving specifically can be likely have never known someone injured or killed in a distracted driving accident. Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents are happening across Louisiana and the country all the time.

Louisiana bicyclist killed by hit and run driver

It is always a tragedy when someone dies in a car accident. But, when the only other person involved in the accident flees the scene, no one will ever know if more immediate care to a fatally injured crash victim would've saved his or her life.

Injured maritime worker sues employer for negligence

If an employee was to fall down in a Lake Charles office because his or her employer had created a hazardous work environment, there would be no question that the employee could attempt to seek compensation from the employer. While seamen and other maritime workers are similarly exposed to dangerous conditions, they must utilize federal maritime laws to hold their employers liable for any injuries or damage done on the job.

Beauty product chemicals linked to harmful diseases

Renowned personal health care company, Johnson & Johnson, has pledged to permanently remove chemicals found in their products that could be harmful to those who use them. While many people in Louisiana may be wondering whether they previously had dangerous chemicals in their products before, they did and so do nearly all companies that produce personal care products.

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