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Re: Worker's Comp DENIED in Tower's Death

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As you know, I follow tow related news and cases important to the towing and recovery industry. I recently read the results of a Louisiana Worker's Compensation case where, on May 10, 2015, tow operator Steven Ricketson was struck and killed by a train in Louisiana. His widow filed a Worker's Comp claim on behalf of Steven's biological child seeking compensation and support. In September 2018, the case was adjudicated where no compensation was paid to Steven's child. Adding insult to injury, all fees of the case were assessed against Steven's wife. I bring this case to the forefront as a reminder that, whatever your situation is regarding your personal matters of marriage, child support, divorce, assets, property, a Last Will, or living trust, etc. ... take necessary time to be sure that your personal family matters are well handled. Because this industry never guarantees anyone's longevity, there's a certain responsibility that we each bear that our family matters are covered. I personally know several towers who lost their lives in the line-of-duty and were not insured nor did they have their affairs in order. This is a topic that no-one wants to approach, but it's vitally important to do so. I provide a link to the travesty placed on Steve Ricketson's family. RIP Steve.    R.   


Link:  https://law.justia.com/cases/louisiana/first-circuit-court-of-appeal/2019/2019ca0039.html




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Randall C. Resch

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