An accident at the Rana Meal Solutions Plant has severely injured a 25-year-old employee. The incident occurred in Bartlett, Illinois on Friday around 3 p.m. when the employee's arm became lodged in an industrial mixer. Emergency workers spent nearly an hour extricating the man from the machine, but his arm was unable to be saved. The worker was airlifted to the hospital and his current condition remains unknown.
Accidents that occur in the workplace can leave workers with life-altering injuries or even result in death. In Missouri, companies with five or more employees are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. This insurance provides injured workers with benefits to cover medical treatment and lost wages while the employee is away from work. Unfortunately, the insurance provides lost wage compensation at a rate of 66.6%. In order to attempt to recover the additional lost wages, it's imperative to contact a workers' compensation attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with workers' compensation cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a workplace accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your work-related accident.