A workplace accident killed a Jenks Public Schools employee on Tuesday afternoon. According to authorities, Rex Cox, a facility management employee was performing maintenance work at the Jenks West Intermediate School in Jenks, Oklahoma when the accident occurred. Emergency crews responded to the location at approximately 2 p.m., and Cox was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The accident is under investigation.
In Missouri, all companies that employ five or more individuals, and nearly all construction companies, are required to carry worker's compensation insurance. The insurance benefits provide injured workers with medical treatment for their injuries and replacement of lost wages if time off work was required. Unfortunately, the lost wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the employee's average weekly wage. The deficit can often add insult to injury, leaving the worker struggling to make ends meet. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis Worker's Compensation attorney to receive the compensation you deserve.
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