A workplace accident last Friday claimed the life of a man in Canada. On November 14, a man in his late 40s was crushed in an accident involving a hydraulic conveyor. The man was employed at a peat moss harvesting plant owned by Sun Gro. The accident is being investigated by local officials as well as the WorkSafeNB, which is equivalent to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Millions of people spend a large portion of their lives working in some capacity to earn a living. Everyone knows that it’s necessary to work to support themselves and their families financially, and typically individuals are not concerned with being injured or killed in a workplace accident. However, thousands of workplace accidents happen every year that have devastating results. In Missouri, employers with five or more workers, and most construction companies are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance to protect their workers in the event of a work-related accident. The worker’s compensation insurance benefits provide injured workers with coverage for medical treatment and replace lost wages at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage. The deficit in the replaced wages often leave workers struggling to make ends meet. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, the best way to obtain the compensation that you deserve is to contact a worker’s compensation lawyer.
The experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the process. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.