A man was killed in a work accident on Friday when he was involved in a workplace accident. The man was operating an industrial lawn mower at an apartment complex in Little Rock, Arkansas. According to authorities, the 32-year-old man was mowing an area of grass on a steep embankment when the mower overturned and landed on the worker. He landed in a creek and was trapped under the mower. The worker was employed with Land Design Inc. and three of his co-workers removed the lawn mower from his body. They were unsuccessful at administering CPR and authorities pronounced the man dead at the scene. The accident is being investigated.
Workplace accidents result in thousands of injuries and death every year and typically, these accidents are due to the negligence of others. Companies are required to maintain their facilities to prevent a workplace accident. Unfortunately, defective equipment, not following safety procedures, and failing to maintain a safe premises result in numerous work-related injuries and fatalities. While in Missouri you could be eligible for worker’s compensation insurance benefits, you may continue to suffer financial damages due to your wages being replaced at only a rate of 66.6% of your weekly average wage. To recover the compensation you deserve, it is imperative to contact an experienced worker’s compensation attorney.
The St. Louis worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight aggressively to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. We will take all steps to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional damages. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact our office today.