A man was injured after falling into a hole in a construction work-related accident on Friday. The accident happened at around 12:45 p.m. in Southwest, Washington, DC. According to authorities, a construction worker fell into a hole on 4th Street SW at the 1000 block. Emergency workers had to lift the man on a stretcher out of the hole, and he was transported to the hospital by ambulance. His current condition is unknown, as well as his identity, but emergency personnel believe his injuries are non-life-threatening.
There are worker's compensation laws in every state across the nation to protect the rights of injured workers. In Missouri, all companies with five or more employees and nearly all construction companies are required to purchase worker's compensation insurance. The coverage provides injured workers with medical treatment and lost wages for injuries sustained in work-related accidents. Unfortunately, the lost wages are replaced at a rate of 66.6% of a worker’s average weekly wage. The difference in income can cause the family of an injured workers to suffer a financial burden. Consulting an experienced St. Louis Worker's Compensation Attorney is the most effective way to recover the maximum amount of financial compensation.
The attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases and have over 100 years of experience. Our attorneys believe your safety is important and when that safety is compromised, those responsible should be held accountable. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.