You work hard to earn a living—why should an injury turn your life upside down?
After getting hurt on the job, you are likely suffering from physical, mental, and financial stress—much of which is due to the negligence of another. You become worried about medical bills and lost wages, but the only thing you should be focused on is healing.
If you have been injured at work in Louisiana, reach out to a personal injury law firm with over 40 years of combined experience serving those in the community. At the Law Offices of Matt & Allen, our team of dedicated lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve so you can focus on recovery and getting back to your life as it was before the accident.
Our Lafayette lawyers handle many workplace accident cases, such as injuries sustained on or due to:
Lafayette, Louisiana is a hot spot for land drilling and workover rigs. Unfortunately, these worksites aren’t the safest places for employees. Rigs can make for a very dangerous work environment and safety of the hardworking folks who are there every day often depends on the quality of the tools, machinery and equipment, and well control.
However, safety in these workplaces also depends on the people you work with and for. If the proper safety measures are discussed and used, workers are more likely to get hurt. Some of the most dangerous conditions in these workplaces arise when several service personnel are working on a rig at the same time. A lot can go wrong very quickly in these situations, especially if not everyone is on the same page.
The injuries that result from accidents on workover rigs and land drilling can be devastating, if not deadly. An injury from one of these accidents could put you out of work for good, resulting in a significant loss of income for your family. You likely deserve considerable compensation for these injuries.
Our attorney, Miles Matt, is a mechanical engineer as well as an experienced lawyer. All of our attorneys have experience dealing with all types of oil field accidents and we will provide you with the resources you need to win cases against even the largest companies.
Explosions on drilling sites can be caused by fire, over pressurization, or defective machinery. Regardless of the cause, explosions cause injuries to workers that are severe and can sometimes lead to death. An explosion is one of the most dangerous accidents that can happen on any drilling site.
If you were at work when an explosion occurred, you could be suffering from any number of injuries. Burns from an explosion can result in unbearable pain and disfiguration, as well as lengthy stays in the hospital. If you were thrown from a rig by an explosion, broken bones or head injuries could keep you from returning to the job and participating in daily activities.
Explosion accidents require engineering forensics and accident reconstruction to determine the cause of the accident and who is at fault. It’s important to consult an attorney after this type of accident to make sure any important evidence is located and preserved in a timely manner. If we have the resources and evidence, we can more accurately determine the cause of the accident that has affected your life and develop an aggressive case against large oil companies.
Exposure to harsh chemicals can cause a range of injuries. Contact with these chemicals often occurs when equipment in the oil field fails, resulting in leaks or explosions. Some workers come in contact with chemicals every day just based on the nature of their job. If the equipment they use to protect themselves from contact with these chemicals is faulty the result is too often devastating.
Injuries from chemical exposure can cause minor to major burns. Long-term exposure can result in fatal illnesses such as cancer, or brain damage that lasts a lifetime. Our attorneys have seen the affects that exposure to chemicals can have on hard working people, and we are dedicated to fighting for their rights.
In many cases, companies will attempt to argue that the injured worker can’t prove that a particular chemical caused their injury and therefore the company and it’s chemicals can’t be held liable. But we will engage the expertise of medical and toxicological professionals to help prove that the chemical agents you were working with on the job caused your injuries.
Construction projects in the oil field or for chemical plants are big jobs, often involving several different subcontractors to get it done. In order to make these projects safe for everyone on the job, a considerable amount of project and safety management is necessary. It’s vital that all contractors are on the same page and working in tandem to construct a working chemical plant or rig. Unfortunately, project management is often lacking on these construction sites, increasing the chances of accident and injury for anyone involved.
If a construction project falls behind schedule or goes over budget, the danger becomes even more real. In these instances, workers are often rushed to finish the job and end up scrambling over each other at the expense of vital safety measures. The big companies that facilitate these projects are responsible for keeping their contractors protected from serious harm and up to date on construction tasks and schedule in an organized manner. When this responsibility is ignored, injuries happen. Unfortunately, responsibility on the part of large corporations is ignored too often.
Injuries and fault in construction projects by large organizations, which are well protected by their insurance companies, result in complex legal issues. Our attorneys are experienced in every aspect of these issues and will work with you to get the compensation you and your family need to heal physically, financially, and emotionally after a construction site injury.
Unsafe Workplaces and Workers’ Compensation (State and Longshore) are other legal issues the attorneys at the Law Offices of Matt & Allen work on. We are dedicated to fighting for the hardworking people of Lafayette and elsewhere in Louisiana.
If you have been injured on the job, contact the Law Offices of Matt & Allen today for the help and guidance you need.