A construction worker was injured in a work-related accident when she was struck by a vehicle in a construction zone. The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon in Paducah, Kentucky. The female worker, 39-year-old Amanda Taylor, was handling the responsibilities of the flagger when she attempted to stop a vehicle at approximately 3 p.m. The vehicle was operated by 66-year-old Gary D. Lamb of Benton and traveling on Old Olive Road northbound when he failed to stop in the construction zone and struck Taylor with his vehicle. She sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Lamb claimed he has been ill and did not see Taylor. He has not yet received any citations for the accident, but charges will likely be filed.
Accidents occurring at work or while performing work duties may be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. Workplace accidents happen thousands of times a year making purchasing workers’ compensation coverage a requirement for companies who employ five or more workers. The benefits provided by workers’ compensation insurance include medical treatment for injuries sustained and reimbursement of lost wages. In Missouri, the wages are replaced at a rate of 66.6% which can cause injured workers to face a financial burden. Contacting a skilled St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyer can help to obtain the maximum compensation for your damages.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience and skill required to recover the maximum compensation for your workplace accident. Our attorneys will work diligently on your case while supporting you throughout the process. Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation.