Louisiana Work Injury Attorneys
$1 Billion Won by Workplace Accident Lawyers in Louisiana
According to the CDC, the most common work injuries treated in emergency rooms involve contact with objects and equipment, overexertion or strain, and slips and falls. In 2021 alone, the financial toll of these injuries reached a staggering $167 billion, with $84 billion accounting for lost wages and medical costs. The ramifications of work injuries often extend beyond immediate physical harm; they impose lifelong physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
Alarmingly, these costs often fall on the injured workers themselves—even when it’s the company or another entity that’s at fault. Don’t risk your future stability; speak with Clayton, Frugé & Ward. Our Louisiana work injury lawyers have decades of experience recovering over $1 billion for injured workers against the largest companies in the state.
Contact us at (225) 209-9943 for a free consultation to explore your legal options.
Determining Liability For Work Injuries
While work injuries vary in nature, they often have common root causes. Issues like fatigue and overexertion frequently arise from inadequate staffing. Similarly, contact with objects or equipment, as well as slips and falls, can often be attributed to poor workplace maintenance. In essence, these root causes can always be traced back to some level of corporate negligence.
It’s crucial to understand that workplace safety is the employer’s responsibility, not the worker’s.
Breaches in workplace safety are, by definition, the root causes of any work accident that isn’t caused by deliberate violence. Consequently, employers are financially responsible for the harm suffered by workers on the job. This applies regardless of whether you were involved in a accident or developed an illness. If you’ve been injured at work, you’re likely eligible to recover your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Rebuilding starts with recovering these losses.
The Shortcomings of Workers' Compensation
Many workers injured on the job may qualify for workers' compensation. However, workers' compensation often offers limited recovery, which is seldom adequate. It covers only a narrow category of medical expenses, leaving other essential medical care out of reach. Furthermore, while workers' compensation does replace some of your income for a limited period, it doesn’t account for future wage growth. Workers' compensation is designed to serve those with temporary injuries that put them out of work for a short period. It is not sufficient for those who suffer life-altering injuries.
Why Clayton, Frugé & Ward Is the Right Choice for Work Injury Claims
We have been fierce advocates for injured workers for decades, recovering over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements. Our firm is best known for winning the largest single-injury verdict in Louisiana history. When you’ve been hurt on the job, you need a law firm that has a proven track record of victories in the courtroom, and that’s exactly what we offer at Clayton, Frugé & Ward. The best way to learn about your legal options is to call us for a free consultation.
Call (225) 209-9943 to speak with a lawyer about your work accident. Let’s get you on the road to recovery.