According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 842 non-fatal injuries were sustained by workers in third quarter workplace accidents. From July to September 2015, there was only one workplace fatality, but there were hundreds injured. The majority of these accidents have occurred in manufacturing and construction occupations. The statistics regarding workplace injuries are similar to the third quarter results in 2014. Those injured typically sustained injuries such as dislocations, sprains, and superficial wounds.
The majority of Americans have occupations in order to provide financially for themselves and their families. Typically, individuals do not concern themselves with being involved in a workplace accident, despite that they occur thousands of times each year. In Missouri, all companies with five or more employees, and nearly all construction companies are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. The insurance provides benefits to those who sustain work-related injuries in the form of medical treatment and replacement of lost wages if time off work is required. Unfortunately, injured workers that are required to miss work receive wage replacement at a rate of only 66.6% of their average weekly rate. Suffering physically and emotionally is devasting enough without having to sustain a financial burden. To recover the compensation you deserve, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our attorneys believe that you should not have to suffer for an accident that was not your fault. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your wages while supporting you throughout the process of the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.