Injuries can happen when on the job. For those that work in the industrial sector that employs so many here in northwest Louisiana, those dangers are manifest on a daily basis. But those that work in cubicles are susceptible in their own way. An injury doesn’t have to be something dramatic, like a fire burn on an oil rig, to be debilitating. Back injuries from unfriendly chairs or from hauling boxes can have their own long-term consequences. No matter where someone works or what their injuries are, they deserve a Shreveport workplace accidents lawyer to take up their case.
Attorney Josh Clayton has been fighting for injured plaintiffs going all the way back to his days in law school. In 2008, he founded the Josh Clayton Law to keep the fight going—to make sure there was a place where regular people could go to find justice. We pride ourselves on the diligence of our research and the passion of our advocacy. If you feel like an underdog, we’re here to give you the voice you deserve and fight for the settlement you need. From our Shreveport office, we serve all of Caddo Parish, into Bossier Parish, and throughout northwestern Louisiana.
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This is the first question that has to be answered, and the answer may have significant financial implications. The issue at hand is whether or not the employer was negligent.
Negligence means that the employer failed to exercise an appropriate standard of care. Louisiana law understands that sometimes accidents happen. But when they happen because an employer was negligent, then the plaintiff may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. The potential—although not the guarantee—of a significantly higher financial settlement is there in personal injury cases.
Conversely, workers compensation does not require an employer to have been negligent. The mere fact that the employee has been injured is all that’s necessary to qualify for benefits. Good legal counsel can help clients make sure they are following the appropriate steps to get their benefits approved. But the benefit levels in workers comp claims tends to be lower than what a jury might award in litigation.
Reach out to our Shreveport workplace accidents attorney today by calling (318) 217-8487 or by filling out our online contact form today.
How Do You Prove Negligence in Louisiana?
There are four components of negligence and all four must be present for a plaintiff to secure a settlement. They are as follows…
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
The first element is often self-evident in workplace injury cases. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees. Proving whether the duty was breached can involve more investigative diligence. Our Shreveport workplace accidents lawyer will be out to show that the employer failed to do what a reasonable person would have done to ensure a safe working environment.
If breach is present, it must then be shown that the breach was what caused the injury. Finally, the full scope of the damages—the lost income, the medical expenses, the recovery costs, the mental toll, the potential loss of joy in life, must all be documented for the negotiations—and, if need be, for the jury.
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Josh Clayton Law believes in justice. We believe that everyone who’s been injured deserves someone who will fight for that justice. That means an attorney who knows who to investigate, negotiate, and litigate, and who does it with a real passion and a thirst for victory. That’s what Attorney Clayton, and his dedicated staff offer each and every time.
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