The head of the Louisiana Cemetery and Parks Department was killed recently. It's not yet clear exactly what happened, but a riding lawn mower was found on top of him. Due to the fact that the man died in the performance of his duties, his family may qualify for workers' compensation death benefits to help them with finances as they cope with his loss.
When injured on the job, Louisiana workers have rights to medical care and compensation though a workers' compensation claim. This can help alleviate the stress of being out of work and dealing with recovery while maintaining a family or a home. People injured by defective equipment at work will be covered by this and should be able to seek reimbursement for damages and injuries.