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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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Worker Sues after Tripping on Leftover Equipment

A worker from Orleans Parish has sued his employer after suffering an injury at his workplace. According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place June 4, 2016, on the sidewalk near Broad Street and Washington Avenue. The suit states that a worker for Bellsouth Communications LLC and Entergy Corp. left a pole lying on a sidewalk and that the plaintiff tripped and fell over the pole. He has accused the companies of negligence for failure to maintain property, failure to repair the fallen pole and failure to warn of the danger the pole posed. He is seeking all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all other appropriate relief. Slip and Fall Work Accidents Slips and falls are one of the most common types of work accident. The National Safety Council reports that these injuries account for more than 20 percent of all…
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Evangeline Parish Man Sues Energy Company for Work Injuries

An Evangeline Parish man has sued an energy company for causing work injuries that left him disabled. The man filed a complaint in late May against Hilcorp Energy Co., alleging negligence led to his disability. The complaint states that the man was employed by Quality Process Services and was doing work at Hilcorp Energy Co.’s facilities, operating a 25-foot skiff. During his work, the skiff collided with a dock and a board came through the window, striking the worker’s hand and wrist. As a result of the boating accident, the plaintiff alleges great pain and agony, mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses. He blames Hilcorp for ordering him to operate the skiff, the Miss Alice, without providing proper training on its operation. He seeks a trial by jury and damages in the amount of $2 million. Lack of Training and Workplace Accidents Many workplace accidents result from unsafe work…
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