A construction worker was killed in a workplace accident in Miami on Tuesday. According to authorities, as construction crews were working on a high-rise building in Miami, one of the workers was struck by a piece of equipment. The accident happened at the Biscayne Beach residences when the man was working near the 37th floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and his identity is expected to be released once next of kin is notified. The accident is under investigation by the Miami police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also conduct an investigation.
Most individuals do not begin their day thinking that they will be killed in a work-related accident. Unfortunately, thousands of individuals are killed while performing the duties of their occupation. Police officers, firefighters, and construction workers are all considered jobs that pose serious risks of injuries and death. However, all individuals are at risk of suffering a work-related injury. In Missouri, employers of five or more workers are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. Those benefits provide injured workers with medical treatment and replacement of lost wages; however, those wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6%. To recover the compensation you deserve, it is imperative to contact a skilled worker’s compensation lawyer.
The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your accident. We have handled thousands of accident cases and will use that experience to handle your case. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you should not struggle financially due to the negligence of others. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.