Two construction workers suffered injuries when the scaffolding they were working on at the Drury Inn on Poydras Street collapsed, trapping both under the wreckage until the fire department arrived. Both men had just exited the structure when the collapse occurred, knocking one worker “twenty yards over” when a board slid off the structure and struck the man. Police blocked off the surrounding area until an inspector ensured that the scaffolding was secured. Both men were transported to the hospital with injuries, although none critical or fatal.
Workplace accidents can often be avoidable as long as stringent safety regulations are in place that prevents dangerous situations from occurring. Employers must ensure that their employees are adequately trained, equipment is safe and secure to use, and work conditions are essentially hazard-free. If an employer fails to take necessary precautionary measures to ensure the safety of his employees, dangerous workplace conditions may lead to serious bodily harm or even death. If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, it is pertinent to immediately contact a well-versed personal injury attorney who can confidently assess your situation and protect your rights.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have the skills and lengthy litigation experience necessary to represent victims hurt in many kinds of accidents and they can fight to obtain the just compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one was hurt in a workplace accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).