On Tuesday, a work-related accident claimed the life of the president of a construction company. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, 54-year-old Gary Berthelot was killed when he was working on a property in Louisiana. The accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. when a floor collapsed onto Berthelot at a former restaurant called the Jourdan River Steamer. He had been observing workers pouring concrete onto a raised deck when it collapsed causing him to be crushed under debris. Workers had attempted to rescue him, but he was deceased as they dug him out of the rubble. Berthelot was the owner and president of Berthelot design/construction Inc.
Every year thousands of workers are injured or killed in work-related accidents. In Missouri, employment laws require all companies with five or more employees to purchase worker's compensation insurance. The insurance provides coverage for medical treatment and provides injured workers with compensation for lost wages. Unfortunately many injured workers find themselves struggling financially due to the wages being replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the workers average wage. If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a workplace accident, it was imperative to contact a St. Louis worker's compensation lawyer to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.
At Meyerkord & Kurth our attorneys have over a century of combined legal experience. We will fully investigate your accident, gather all necessary evidence and negotiate with insurance companies to obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation