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I’m Injured In My Workplace; Whose Fault Is It?

We at Waitz-Downer know that, despite the fact that most business owners go to great lengths to make sure their work environment is safe, work injuries can still happen. Should you find yourself involved in an accident on the job, it is imperative that you take the correct steps, so that, in the event the […]

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Did Your Employer Deny Your Workers’ Compensation Claim? What You Need to Know

Denied Workers’ Compensation? Here’s What to Do: Your first impulse may be to get angry, and you probably have every right to be. Avoid this temptation, however strong it hits you — acting in anger never turns out well. Now that you’re all calm and collected, contact Waitz & Downer, one of the top workers’ […]

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Preparing to Meet with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Being injured at work can be debilitating. Not only can it result in a personal injury, it can also lead to stressful working conditions or fears of retaliation. However, if you have been injured at work – the lawyers at Waitz & Downer have your back. Do you need to meet with a workers’ compensation […]

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Injured on the Job? Contact a Workplace Injury Lawyer Today!

If you have suffered a personal injury at work, a workplace injury lawyer can ensure your rights are protected. From start to finish, the workers’ compensation attorneys in Houma, LA are by your side. Below, we outline what to do as soon as you are injured and how you should proceed. Report an Injury at […]

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Worker’s Compensation Advice: 4 Things to Know if You’ve Been Hurt on the Job

Accidents can be stressful and traumatizing. When they happen in the workplace, the situation becomes even more complicated and at times, frustrating. If you’ve been hurt on the job, workers’ compensation can provide you with reparation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Worker’s Compensation Advice Here’s what you need to know […]

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My Workers Compensation Was Denied, What Should I Do?

Being injured while performing your job can be a nightmare. However, for many, it is a reality. We have all heard the terrifying stories regarding workers compensation. Navigating the waters in a workers compensation suit can be disenchanting and disappointing. Workers compensation laws can entitle you to compensation, such as medical care, rehabilitation, and indemnity […]

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OSHA Slip and Fall Requirements in the Workplace

OSHA: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides federal general industry work standards. In the workplace, these OSHA standards are meant to protect employees from unsafe work conditions. When an employee is injured due to employer negligence or non-compliance with OSHA standards, that employer is liable. Slip and Fall Standards: […]

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Which Injuries are Not Covered by Workers Compensation in Louisiana?

If you are injured on the job in Louisiana, you may be exploring your options on a workers’ compensation claim. Louisiana state law has certain protections for workers who are injured on the job, but these protections can be case-by-case subjectivity, requiring you to consult an attorney. According to Louisiana’s Revised Statute 23:1021(1), worker’s compensation […]

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Oil Rig Injury: How to Reduce Workers Deaths on the Job

Each year that magazines report the most dangerous jobs in the United States, jobs on oil rigs consistently rank near the top. This isn’t surprising: oil rig workers have to work 12 hour shifts on top of highly combustible chemicals, pulling that up through machinery that usually weighs over one-hundred pounds. So what can be […]

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Top 3 Occupations That Cause The Most Work Injuries

Do you work a dangerous job? Do you, for some reason, want to work a dangerous job? What are the most dangerous jobs for injuries? For that answer, you don’t have to go on a Bering Strait crab boat. Most of the most dangerous jobs are more common than you think. According to the Bureau […]

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