During the filming of the latest Star Wars film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg in a work-related accident and Disney has been found negligent. The accident happened in June of 2014 when a hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon spaceship struck Ford resulting in the injuries that interrupted the production of the film for two weeks. The Occupational Healthy and Safety Administration concluded their investigation this week and determined the production company was liable for the accident. The company has been charged in a British court and a hearing has been set for May 12.
Nearly 5,000 individuals lose their lives in workplace accidents every year across the country. The family members of workers killed have the right to seek the legal advice of an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to determine if they have grounds to file a wrongful death case. In the event that a work-related accident injures an employee, the worker is entitled to worker’s compensation insurance benefits. In Missouri, these benefits provide the injured workers with medical coverage and replacement of wages lost. Unfortunately, only 66.6% of the worker’s average wages are replaced. To obtain the maximum compensation for your damages, it is crucial to contact an experienced worker’s compensation lawyers.
The St. Louis worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will analyze all aspects of your accident to determine if you have grounds to file a worker’s compensation case or a wrongful death case. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources required to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth to receive a free no-obligation consultation today.