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Maritime injuries and the law

Adventures on the water can be a ton of fun, whether they come in the form of sailing, deep-sea diving or some other activity. Those who work in Louisiana's waterways and oceanfronts know being at sea can also be a load of work that comes with its own set of hazards not typical in land-based jobs.

Medical and legal complications of car crashes

If you were to be involved in a car crash in Louisiana, you would likely realize quite rapidly that the process of obtaining recompense for your injuries is complex and full of pitfalls. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, the last thing we want to see is an injured individual without the financial power to handle medical bills, pain recovery or other related expenses.

What makes product warnings effective?

By law, product manufacturers should clearly label their products if they pose any risk to Louisiana users without proper instructions included. An insufficient warning could provide the grounds for a lawsuit if the user is harmed while using the product. As Findlaw points out, though, there are no clear guidelines for how a product warning should be made. Whether a warning is insufficient is generally judged by efforts undertaken to make the warning as effective as it should be. 

What are SHIPS?

If you work in the maritime industry in Louisiana, you may have heard of SHIPS. This stands for Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheets, and these are a safety contribution from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the shipyard industry. SHIPS came about because of the unique concerns and aspects of shipyards. 

The inherent dangers fracking workers face

Fracking is big business today in Louisiana and numerous other states. In recent years, new fracking technology and new oil and gas fields combined to push the United States into the top oil and gas producer in the world. If you work in one of those fields, however, your long-term health could be at risk, especially from silica exposure

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