According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 4,405 work-related fatalities occurred in 2013. That statistic breaks down to approximately 12 deaths per day. One death occurred in Georgia on Saturday, when he was backed over by a dump truck. The 51-year-old man was killed as he worked in a construction zone alone Interstate 35.
The average American spends approximately 8.8 hours per day at work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The majority of everyone's life is spent earning a living. During that time workers want to feel confident that they are safe and will return home each day unharmed.
The attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have a reputation of supporting our clients throughout the traumatic event of losing a loved one and fighting for their rights to seek justice and compensation. In Missouri, when an employee is injured at work, workers' compensation insurance pays the employee only 66.6 of their average weekly wage. That is why it is important to contact an attorney to represent you or your loved one in order to receive the maximum compensation to cover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering. Contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a free no-obligation consulation.
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