When most workers in Louisiana first started their current jobs, they likely underwent some sort of safety briefing in order to ensure work-related accidents are kept at bay. Some professions, such as those in construction, manufacturing or the maritime industry, involve in-depth safety training since these fields often have an inherent potential for accidents. For those who have been injured on a seagoing vessel in local oceans and rivers, there is experienced legal help available.
Many Louisiana workers earn a living on the water. Especially in the oil industry, there are many opportunities for advancement, growth and a steady income for supporting oneself and one's family. However, as with any occupation - perhaps even more so many than many fields, though - the oil industry can pose certain risks to workers. Those who have been injured on drilling rigs can contact a Louisiana maritime law attorney for legal advice.
A man recently brought a lawsuit in Louisiana against his employer for injuries he allegedly suffered while working on a tugboat. The man alleges he suffered injuries while working on a tugboat and accuses the owner of the tugboat and the barge of negligence and maintaining an unseaworthy vessel. According to the lawsuit, while the man was transferring from a tugboat to an equipment and materials barge he slipped and fell, allegedly suffering permanent and disabling injuries. The man's right knee was injured which required multiple surgeries and he was also injured generally according to the lawsuit.
Personal injury or wrongful death claims are complicated when they occur on land. They become even more complex when they take place on the sea. Such injuries include those injured on cruise ships, recreational boats and even those injured on drilling rigs.
When it comes to traveling, many New Orleans residents use their own cars and trucks to get from place to place. Sometimes they fly on airplanes to distant destinations or ride trains for their necessary and for pleasure travel. In some cases, individuals travel by boat. Though travel by sea vessel is not the most common method of travel for many people, it is a very common way for goods and products to be delivered to and from Louisiana through the Gulf.