Many jobs in Louisiana can be considered dangerous. This might be because of the requirements in the job description that people place themselves in harm’s way, it could be because they are working in a location where there is a chance of a fall or being hit by an object, or it might be from working with items that have a chance to explode. When there is a work accident, its severity can be so substantial that it results in a fatality. People who lose a loved one at work must be aware of their right to seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
According to a recent report, a worker at the plant for Proctor & Gamble in Louisiana was killed in an explosion. The accident occurred at 3 a.m. as he worked overnight. As part of the investigation, the State Fire Marshal’s Offices was called. The man who died, 56, was killed as the equipment he was using caught fire and blew up. The plant was closed after the incident. The company has stated that it is investigating and will cooperate with the state investigation. The man who died was an active member of the community and a member of a theater group.
A fatal work accident can have major ramifications for the person’s family. Since the person was on the job at the time of the accident, it stands to reason that he or she was contributing to the family finances. The loss of these wages can be a major problem as the family tries to make ends meet. This does not mention the lost companionship and other aspects that will be felt after the unexpected loss of a loved one. Even if the person had insurance coverage, that is rarely enough to last for the long term. A legal filing may help to recover for all the aspects the family has lost when a loved one dies on the job.
With the circumstances in this recent incident still unknown, the man’s family may need to get more information about the law when it comes to workplace accidents that result in wrongful death.