A postal worker in Kirkwood, Missouri is struggling for her life after being hit by a car while leaving work on December 30th. The 47-year-old woman was crossing the street to her vehicle on South Taylor Avenue when a 79-year-old man struck her. She remains in an induced coma and is suffering from brain trauma, a collapsed lung, and various broken bones. The driver of the vehicle received minor injuries and has not yet been cited in the accident.
The job of a postal worker doesn't seem to be a dangerous one, but there are risks associated with every occupation. Employers in Missouri, with five or more employees, are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. The benefits of this insurance are to ensure that all workers injured receive the medical assistance to fully treat their injury and to receive compensation for their lost wages. Unfortunately, lost wages are replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the workers' average weekly wage. Those injured should contact a workers' compensation attorney to seek maximum compensation to prevent struggling to make ends meet.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a work related accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your work place accident.
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