Our Team of Lawyers

About Our Firm

We are honored that thousands of clients have sought our representation in their legal affairs. Our firm consists of lawyers licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi. In addition to these states, we provide representation to clients in various other parts of the country with proper local co-counsel associations.
Learn more about us

No Obligation, No Cost, Contact Us Today

Free Case Evaluation

Map 1

Baton Rouge7908 Wrenwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 866-208-9311
Fax: 866-208-9311

Map 2

Lake CharlesCapital One Tower
Suite 1270
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Phone: 866-208-9311

Map 4

Houston3730 Kirby Drive
Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77098

Phone: 866-208-9311

Map 5

New Orleans1615 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70112

Toll Free: 866-208-9311

Update: Simien & Simien, LLC is open and we are here to help you as we know your needs do not stop. The firm is currently open and operating. In light of current public health concerns, please know that we are following all health guidelines to protect both our team and our clients. We are offering virtual meetings by request.

Attorneys Serving Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi

Excessive heat an obvious summertime workplace nemesis

Some mantras are, well, just words. Others convey fundamentally important messages.

Like this one: Water, rest, shade.

To legions of workers in diverse industries across Louisiana and the country, those few words are cautionary. And when the workplace is intensely hot, they are also a prescription – for life.

Because a sad fact regarding many workplaces in the summertime is that excessive heat can render the workday perilous and even life-endangering. Dramatically spiked temperatures – often accompanied by high humidity – can turn an otherwise “normal” workday into a flatly risky proposition. Many workers don’t realize that until it is too late.

Employers of all stripes are of course legally and ethically bound to take steps that reasonably safeguard their workers against danger. High heat during the summer months is a pronounced risk that they are well aware of and required by safety regulators to address and respond appropriately to.

The bottom line concerning heat-linked danger is that company bosses and supervisors must elevate workers’ health concerns above any preoccupation with company profit.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has authored detailed guidelines concerning work-linked heat exposure that identify dangers, explain symptoms and outline safety-promoting practices to ensure workers’ well-being.

Ideally, all employers pay close attention when it comes to identifying heat risks and maximally protecting workers against the downsides.

The sad truth, though, is that some employers and other parties act negligently or even with wanton disregard when it comes to workforce safety.

Doing so is unlawful, and employees injured as a consequence can often secure meaningful legal remedies via both the workers’ compensation process and through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit.

A proven pro-worker legal team can provide further information.

FindLaw Network

Free Case Evaluation

Latest From Our Blog

If you are looking for a law firm that has knowledge and experience, you will find it with Simien & Simien, LLC.

Free Case Evaluation

Our team of dedicated Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi attorneys represent injured persons throughout Louisiana, including Alexandria, Opelousas, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma-Thibodeaux, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, and throughout Mississippi and areas of Texas including Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston and the other metro areas.