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What Is The LCI (Louisiana Construction and Industry Self-Insurers Fund)?

The Louisiana Construction and Industry Self-Insurers Fund, or the LCI, is a group self-insurance fund in Louisiana, regulated by the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The LCI provides workers’ compensation coverage for thousands of small and medium sized businesses. Along with workers’ compensation, the organization offers services to various policyholders and agents in Louisiana, and these services can include any administrative tasks, underwriting, claims, and audits. Small businesses in Louisiana should know all their options when it comes to workers’ compensation, and LCI serves as a helpful and successful choice. What Are the LCI’s Benefits? The LCI can help business owners have access to crucial resources to help build their companies and make them stronger. Every policy offers dependable coverage, an interest-free payment plan, Active Loss Control (confirmation that your business is classified for risk assessment), claims management, and easy online bill pay. The LCI also offers free workshops that cover…
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Slip-and-Fall on the Job Leads to Broken Bones

A Louisiana woman recently filed a complaint against Tyson Foods Inc. after suffering injuries at a poultry processing plant. According to the complaint, she was working on the rooftop of the plant when she stepped in a puddle of water. The woman slipped, fell, and suffered a fracture. She claims that the fracture required surgical intervention and hospitalization for five days. The woman accuses Tyson Foods Inc. of failure to supervise employees and failure to warn of the hazard on the roof. She is seeking a jury trial and damages, plus interest, court costs and other reasonable relief. Slip-and-Fall Injuries in the Workplace According to the National Safety Council (NSC), over 20 percent of on-the-job injuries are slip-and-falls. Most of these injuries are soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, contusions, abrasions, gashes and burns. Some, though, are hard injuries, including traumatic brain injury, disk herniations, broken bones, amputations and severe…
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Can I Sue My Workplace for Toxic Mold Exposure?

Toxic mold can be present anywhere – at home, at school, in day cares, at work. Molds are a fact of life. We breathe them in every day. Most of these molds we are exposed to are benign, but some can cause serious health problems. The first symptoms of mold exposure may seem like something else – allergies, perhaps. You might cough or wheeze. You might have watery eyes, or maybe your skin starts to itch. Your nose could start to run. But long-term exposure can lead to worse outcomes. As an employee, spending long periods of time around mold can lead to detrimental effects. And if you do suffer illnesses resulting from mold in the workplace, it is possible to bring legal action against your employer. But for your claim to lead to damages for your mold exposure, you must be able to provide solid evidence of a link…
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