A workplace accident in Minnesota claimed the life of a man on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at a Lakeville company that produces food packages. Genpak, a company that manufacturers and distributes plastic utensils and carryout boxes made of plastic foam was the employer of the man killed. According to authorities, 28-year-old Mitchell Robert Hauschildt was fatally injured in an accident with an industrial roller. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he died as a result of blunt force trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely join the investigation.
Unfortunately, workplace accidents are the cause of thousands of deaths and many more injuries every year. Work-related injuries can include repetitive trauma, injuries to the back, neck, and other bodily injuries. Worker’s compensation insurance is required by all companies that employ five or more workers in Missouri and nearly all construction companies. The insurance benefits covers medical expenses and wage replacement of the injured worker. However, workers are often left struggling financially due to the wages being replaced at a rate of 66.6% of their average weekly wage. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a workplace accident, you may have grounds to file a worker’s compensation case to recover the compensation you deserve.
The skilled St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve for your workplace accident. Our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, contact us today.