Bridge Collapses in California Injuring Nine Workers

A bridge collapse in California has resulted in nine workers sustaining injuries. The work accident happened at approximately 11 p.m. Friday night. The Atkinson Walsh Construction Joint Venture company is in charge of construction, as well as completing an overhead bridge on the 91 freeway in Riverside County. The project began in July of 2014 and is scheduled to be complete in 2017. Authorities believe that workers experienced an issue with the jacking operating causing the bridge deck to drop more than a foot. The conditions of the workers are currently unknown. The accident is being investigated by the Riverside County Transportation Commission and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Every year workplace accidents injure and kill thousands of individuals. In Missouri, companies that employ five or more workers, and nearly all construction companies, are required by law to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. The insurance provides coverage to injured workers for medical treatment and lost wages. Unfortunately, the wages replaced are at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage. The deficit can cause workers to struggle financially for an accident that was not their fault. Contacting an experienced St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyer will help you to recover the compensation you deserve.

The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have the skill and expertise necessary to represent your case. Our attorneys will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.

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