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Construction Worker Sues over Five-Story Fall

Last summer, the plaintiff said that he sustained catastrophic injuries after a fifth floor railing came loose. He claims that while h had been doing plumbing work on a nursing home, he looked down from five stories up, and the handrail gave out. He plummeted five stories below, sustaining serious and permanent injuries. He filed suit in New Orleans, blaming the contractor responsible for the construction site of being negligent, failing to keep the site safe. The lawsuit also alleges that company did not properly inspect the site, did not provide warnings, did not meet safety regulations, and more. He is suing his employer for not keeping a reasonably safe workplace. He is seeking compensation for spinal cord injuries, serious and painful surgeries, disability, mental suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.

In workplace accident, employees can often recover the damages they need from workers' compensation, but sometimes this is not enough. Either they can press for more, or a lawsuit may be warranted. If someone else's negligence has caused you to be seriously injured, then you should not have to be the one to pay for your medical expenses, even as you are left unable to work, and may not be able to work the same job again.

Whether you are considering a personal injury lawsuit or whether you are trying to get a fair amount from workers' compensation, do not hesitate to contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. With the right Shreveport injury lawyer at your side, you can protect yourself from an insurance company that refuses to pay what you are owed. In a lawsuit, an experienced legal advocate can help you win the full compensation that you truly deserve. Learn what decades of experience and dedication to our clients can do for you. Call us today!