On Tuesday, one construction worker was killed and another seriously injured in a work-related accident. The accident happened in Louisville, Kentucky when a trailer came loose from a truck and collided with a pickup truck. The impact caused the pickup to spin into the work zone, striking 34-year-old Titus Morris and Jeffery Harrison. An ambulance transported both men to the hospital where Morris died from the injuries he sustained. Morris was employed with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for more than 15 years, and Harrison has been employed with KYTC since 2006. He remains hospitalized and his current condition is unknown. The accident is being investigated by authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely conduct their own investigation.
Construction workers are one of the most dangerous occupations, along with police officers and firefighters. While individuals employed in positions that may involve direct risks, any worker could sustain a work-related injury that could range from minor to life-altering. In fact, nearly five thousand workers are killed annually in workplace accidents and thousands more suffer injuries. Fortunately, there are laws to protect workers from suffering any injury. All companies must maintain a safe environment that will not cause harm to any individual. If an injury is sustained in Missouri, worker’s compensation insurance benefits provide medical coverage and wage replacement. However, the injured worker will only receive 66.6% of their average weekly wage. To recover the wage replacement and compensation you deserve, it is imperative to consult a worker’s compensation lawyer.
The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth believe it is unfair that you should suffer additional financial damages due to another party’s negligence. We will fight aggressively to obtain the maximum compensation, and answer any questions or concerns promptly. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.