A workplace accident has resulted in the death of a man in Indiana. The accident happened in Carroll County when two men were working in an eight-foot hole installing a drain pipe. The wall of the hole collapsed trapping both workers. Authorities confirmed that 29-year-old Jerrid Jackson was killed in the accident, and the other man was pulled from the hole by his fellow workers. The accident is being investigated and OSHA will conduct their own investigation.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 5,000 people are killed in workplace accidents every year. Thousands more suffer injuries ranging from minor to life-altering, and the majority of these accidents could have been prevented. Suffering an injury at work can be anywhere from frustrating to devastating, and while workers face dealing with physical and emotional damages they may also face financial difficulties. Companies that employ five or more workers, and nearly all construction companies, are required to carry Worker's Compensation insurance. The Worker's Compensation benefits provide coverage for medical treatment and lost wages replacement but only at a rate of 66.6% of the workers average of rage in Missouri. The majority of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck and when they are not receiving their full income, they may experience a financial hardship. It is important to contact a Worker's Compensation attorney to recover the compensation you deserve.
The experience St. Louis Worker's Compensation lawyers at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC will work diligently to provide you with the compensation you deserve. We believe you should focus on healing instead of dealing with a stressful situation. Allow us to assist you after you have been injured in a work-related accident. Contact us today for a free consultation.