On Sunday, a FedEx worker died from the injuries he sustained in a workplace accident. The accident happened in Memphis, Tennessee at the FedEx Ship Center. The center is part of the airport in Memphis and airport police contacted the Memphis Police to respond to the accident at approximately 6:15 a.m. There have been little details released regarding the accident, including the identity of the worker. The accident is under investigation, and FedEx released a statement expressing their sympathy to the victims family.
Each year, thousands of workers are killed in workplace accidents, and many more sustain work-related injuries. There are several occupations that are considered dangerous such as firefighters, police officers, and construction workers. However, all workers are at risk of suffering a work-related injury or death. Those workers are protected by worker’s compensation laws that require employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance. However, in Missouri worker’s compensation insurance provides coverage for medical treatment, but only replaces a worker’s lost wages at a rate of 66.6%. To recover the maximum amount of compensation for your work-related injury, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation attorney.
The worker’s compensation lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million for our client’s damages and will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your case. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a workplace accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.