On Tuesday, workers were completing construction at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee when an explosion occurred. According to authorities, the workplace accident was caused by a concrete pump exploding in the face of a worker at approximately 11:11 a.m. The pump was moving concrete from a concrete truck to a tennis court when the machine failed, causing the explosion. The worker was transported to the hospital after sustaining severe injuries to his face. Work to the indoor tennis courts was being completed while students are on Christmas break. The accident is under investigation.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may be asking if you should contact a worker’s compensation lawyer. While each state’s worker’s compensation laws vary, in Missouri, it is imperative to contact a worker’s compensation attorney to receive the compensation you deserve for your damages. Missouri laws require all companies with five or more employees to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. The benefits provide injured workers with coverage for medical treatment and replaces lost wages when time from work is required. However, those wages are only replaced at 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage often leaving the victim with a financial strain. This stressful situation only adds insult to injury for an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence.
The Missouri worker’s compensation lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will take all steps to recover the compensation you deserve for your work-related injury. Our attorneys want you to focus on recovering from your injuries while we work diligently to obtain the justice and maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation regarding your workplace accident.