On Thursday, a construction worker in Elliston, Virginia was killed in a work-related accident. Authorities responded to the scene at approximately 1 p.m. after a track hoe had overturned. The accident happened at a construction site where excavation was taking place when 64-year-old John T. Ferguson was operating the track hoe, and the ground gave way down a steep hill. Ferguson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration will likely investigate the accident.
Workplace accidents happen thousands of times each year inflicting injuries upon workers, and even claiming lives. While most individuals do not concern themselves with the thoughts of being in a work-related accident, the chances of being injured at work are high. Falls, accidents with equipment, and repetitive trauma injuries are just a few examples of accidents that can occur in the workplace. In Missouri, employers with five or more workers are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. The benefits provided by the insurance cover medical treatment and replace lost wages. However, the wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage, often leaving injured workers struggling to make ends meet. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, it is imperative to consult a skilled St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyer to receive the compensation you deserve.
The worker’s compensation lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth believe that if you were injured in a work-related accident due to another’s negligence, you should receive the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys will investigate the accident to determine the most effective plan for your case. We will fight to hold all negligent parties responsible while recovering the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.