A work-related accident injured a man on Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened in Jacksboro, Tennessee around 4:30 p.m. According to authorities, 23-year-old Justin Gary was severely burned in a workplace accident at Jack County Packers. It is believed that there was a fire at the facility and Gary sustained burns to his hands and chest. The accident is under investigation by the Occupation Safety and Healthy Administration.
The majority of Americans spend most of their lifetime working to provide for themselves and their families. Unless employed in a dangerous occupation, the last thing on the minds of workers is that they are at risk of being injured or killed in a workplace accident. Unfortunately, thousands of workers are injured or killed in workplace accidents every year. In Missouri, employers with five or more workers are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. In the event that an employee is injured on-the-job the worker’s compensation benefits provides medical coverage and wage replacement for the employee. However, the wages replace at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s weekly wage often leaving employees struggling to make ends meet. If you've been injured in a work-related accident, it is necessary to consult an experienced St. Louis worker's compensation attorney to recover the compensation you deserve.
At Meyerkord & Kurth our worker's compensation attorneys believe you should not be punished for an accident that was caused by another party's negligence. We will take all necessary action to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free consultation from an experienced workers compensation attorney.