Most Louisiana residents use their dominant hand for nearly everything. When a work-related accident leads to a break or fracture in that hand, life can become particularly frustrating, annoying and troublesome. In fact, some employees may not even be able to return to work until reaching a full recovery.
Longshore workers are unable to sue their employers after on-the-job injuries.
Most Louisiana workers perform the same tasks repeatedly while on the job. The more repetitive those actions become, the higher the risk of suffering injuries due to repetitive stress. It may take some time for at least some of those workers to connect their pain to their work.
Longshoremen and harbor worker have some of the most dangerous and unpredictable jobs in the nation. Most of the contractors and employees that work oversea face even more challenges due to their unfamiliar surroundings.