There are certain jobs in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana that are known to be dangerous and the employees and their families know that there is the chance that an accident can happen with injuries and death. Other jobs might not be as risky, but there is always the possibility that an unforeseen occurrence will happen and a fatal accident will happen. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident need to know of all the various issues they will be confronted with and how important it might be to their future to seek to be compensated in a wrongful death claim.
A man working in a refinery died in an accident on the job. The exact details of the accident have not been provided, but it is known that the man was injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment. It was in the emergency room where he later died. The man, 55, is not the first to be involved in an incident at this particular location. In 2013 alone, there were 22 incidents introducing pollutants into the area surrounding this plant. In 2014, there were 18 reports of problems including waste water being discharged in an unauthorized manner, oil spills and the excess release of sulfur dioxide. In 2012, there were 17 incidents.
Families who lose a loved one in an accident will know that certain issues will arise immediately such as the funeral expenses. Other factors that come up might not be known before a certain amount of time has passed. These include the loss of income that the decedent brought in, the loss of companionship, and much more. Even if the person who died did not have a family of his or her own, the parents are able to move forward with a legal filing to be compensated.
In this case, the man died after an incident at work. Considering the number of issues that this particular work location had, it is wise for the man’s family to make certain that a full investigation be conducted to garner the details and proof of what happened. For that, they need to make sure to discuss the case with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
Source: shreveporttimes.com, “Update: Victim name released in Calumet incident,” May 24, 2016