A workplace accident in Augusta, Georgia caused a worker to suffer serious burns to most of his body. On October 28th, Charlie Hulsey was working on a gas powered pressure washer when it exploded catching him on fire. Hulsey was transported to the hospital with serious burns to the entire left side of his body. Physicians believe that it will take anywhere from six months to two years to recover from the accident. His medical treatment is being covered under the benefits of worker’s compensation insurance; however, his family is left struggling financially due to the loss of his income.
The majority of injured workers struggle financially when time off work is required to recover from an accident. In Missouri, workers that are injured in a work-related accident are provided medical coverage and wage replacement. However, the wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage often making it difficult for families to sustain financially. Thousands of workplace accidents occur every year and workers injured should not have to suffer additional damages due to the deficit in wage replacement. Contacting an experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your damages.
The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth believe your safety should be a priority at all times, especially at work. If your safety was compromised and you sustained an injury, we will fight to hold those responsible for the accident accountable. Our attorneys will work to recover the compensation you deserve while supporting you throughout the process. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.