At DeJean Law, we represent hardworking construction workers and their families. When a scaffold falls or forklift accident results in catastrophic injuries or death, we have an experienced team that is prepared to handle the complexity of a work-related accident claim.
The construction industry comprises a large percentage of the workforce in Louisiana. Working in high altitudes, using power tools, operating heavy equipment and operating heavy machinery makes the construction industry a high-risk profession. It is critical that all equipment, machinery and tools undergo regular inspections and maintenance. In addition, companies must provide proper training on equipment. Failure to enforce required safety regulations that lead to injury or death may be negligence on the part of the contractor or subcontractor.
The weeks after an accident you are faced with the physical pain and suffering of sustained injuries plus the combined stress of facing an unstable financial future. DeJean Law will put together an experienced team of litigation attorneys, medical experts, safety experts and other professionals that can attest to the negligence of those at fault. We also bring in financial professionals to identify the loss of income both now and into the future.
Our thorough investigation of the situation includes:
- Surveying the scene of the accident
- Identifying the responsible parties
- Interviewing witnesses
- Researching the history of malfunction on the types of machinery in question
- Researching the maintenance and repair history of specific equipment in question
- Interviewing and gaining insights from industry experts