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Outdated equipment could cause injuries on oil rigs and platforms

Many people here in Louisiana work in dangerous industries. They hope their employers provide them with the latest equipment in order to help keep them safe, but that does not always happen. For instance, it is probably not that unusual to find outdated equipment on oil rigs and platforms, such as their control systems, that could easily cause serious injuries to workers.

The Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and falls at work

Nearly every worker here in Louisiana runs the risk of suffering injuries while on the job. One of the most often seen work-related accidents involves falls. Below are some of the most commonly seen injuries due to falls at work. For those who work the navigable waters surrounding the state, benefits for these and other injuries do not come from workers' compensation. Instead, some will qualify under the Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act while others will qualify under the Jones Act.

Are you in The Zone of Special Danger?

To most Louisianans, it might sound pretty cool. “Hey, I am the Zone of Special Danger!” But most Louisianans haven’t spent time overseas working on U.S. national defense or public works contracts. To you and your loved ones, the Zone of Special Danger might have less of a cool factor.

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