A workplace accident claimed the life of a man that had become a father less than a week before his death. The accident happened in Florida when 21-year-old Caleb Alain was killed in a construction accident involving a bulldozer. Alain was employed with EHC construction in Naples when he was crushed under a bulldozer on Tuesday. He leaves behind his wife and his 6-day-old daughter. The accident is under investigation and like most workplace fatalities, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also investigate the incident.
The majority of Americans spend a large portion of their day at their place of employment. The more time spent at a location, the risks of sustaining an injury or death increases. Several occupations are considered dangerous such as firefighters, police officers, and construction workers, but all workers could be injured or killed in a workplace accident. Worker’s compensation insurance is provided to employees to cover the expenses of medical treatment, and replace wages. However, in Missouri wages are replaced at a rate of only 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage often leaving injured workers struggling financially. The best way to recover the compensation you deserve is to contact a skilled St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyer.
The worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth believe you should not be punished for a workplace accident that was caused by another party’s negligence. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. If you have sustained a work-related injury, contact us today for a free consultation.