A workplace accident has claimed the life of a teenager in Alabama. The accident took place on Monday night at approximately 6 p.m. in Tuscumbia. According to the Tuscumbia Police, 19-year-old Michael Perry was working on the roof of a Marley Flexco Plant building when he fell through a skylight, landing 25 feet below. Perry, who is from Tennessee, was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he died from injuries sustain in the fall. The police are investigating the accident, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will likely join the investigation.
Millions of Americans spend the majority of their lives at their place of employment. Most workers do not anticipate a workplace accident occurring that could result in an injury or their death. However, thousands of work-related accidents occur every year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 4,679 fatalities were caused by workplace accidents in 2014. Missouri state law requires companies that employ five or more workers to carry worker’s compensation insurance. The worker’s compensation insurance benefits provide medical treatment and wage replacement to an injured worker. Unfortunately, the wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% making it imperative to contact a skilled St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyer.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our worker’s compensation attorneys will investigate all aspects of your accident to determine if you have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim along with the worker’s compensation case. We will work to obtain the compensation you deserve while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.