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Man Loses Leg in Construction Accident

On Thursday evening a construction worker slipped and fell into a hole where an auger was running near Antioch. The man, who is in his 30s, was working at a construction site and was trying to control the street traffic around the area when he slipped and fell. Emergency crews arrived around 6:30 p.m. and had to extricate him from the auger. He was then transported to the hospital where his leg was amputated. He remains in the hospital and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.

In Missouri, companies with more than five employees are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation benefits ensure that the injured worker receive all the necessary medical treatment needed and cover lost wages. Unfortunately, those benefits provide only 66.6% of the workers average weekly wage. In order to prevent oneself from struggling to make ends meet, an injured worker should contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney.

The knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, and an outstanding proven track record of success with workers' compensation accidents. Likewise, our attorneys understand that you and your family's safety is a top priority, and will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your workers' compensation case.

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