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Dangerous Occupations

The oil and gas industry is one of Louisiana’s leading industries. Nearly 65,000 Lousianans are employed in the extraction, pipeline and refining industries. In 2011, the industry generated over $20 billion in household earnings for Louisianans.

Although the industry boasts thousands of employees, locals also rely on other private and public sector jobs.

There are no specific fields that can ensure a worker will not get injured, however some industries may be considered more dangerous than others.

Some industries with a higher rate of workplace injuries include:

  • Construction
  • Trucking
  • Health care services
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Railroad

No matter if you work in a dangerous occupation or not, your employer should provide adequate workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured or diagnosed with an occupational disease.

Contact Our Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident or been exposed to materials that caused an occupational illness or disease, the victim may be entitled to workers’ compensation. At Simien & Simien, LLC, our injury lawyers have a reputation for effective litigation, successful results and vast experience in workers’ compensation claims.

Since 1988, our firm has been assisting injured employees across Louisiana fight for their right to fair and just compensation.

We have attorneys that are licensed in Louisiana. The firm, with appropriate local counsel, also provides representation in other states.

Find Out How We Can Help You

To find out how we could help you, contact us for a 100 percent FREE and confidential case review. We have intake staff ready to take your call and after some brief initial questions about the nature of your inquiry, you will be quickly connected to one of our highly skilled lawyers. Contact us online now, or call us toll-free at 866-208-9311.