A worker in Norfolk, Virginia has sustained injuries after a crane accident crushed the cab he was in on Tuesday morning. The workplace accident happened at the Norfolk International Terminals when the worker was operating a straddle carrier to move and stack large shipping containers. The crane struck the straddle carrier, crushing the cab and injuring the operator. Authorities stated that the man is lucky to be alive and that his injuries were minor. The accident is under investigation, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely conduct their own investigation.
Millions of individuals spend an average of 40 or more hours at their place of employment to earn a living to support themselves and their families. The majority of those workers do not think about the fact that they are at risk of being injured or killed in a work-related accident. However, thousands of workplace accidents occur every year leaving families struggling to make it financially. One of the reasons for this is due to Missouri worker’s compensation benefits providing medical treatment to injured workers and recovering lost wages. However, the wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of their average weekly wage leaving workers financially strained. To obtain the compensation you deserve, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyers.
The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases and have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys will take all necessary steps to recover the compensation you deserve while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.