A workplace accident resulted in the death of a man in Lakeville, Minnesota. Authorities confirmed that at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, a 35-year-old man suffered work-related injuries and was transported to the hospital where he died later that day. Police have released few details regarding the accident and an investigation is being conducted by the local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Do you worry about being injured in a workplace accident? The answer is likely no. Most workers are not concerned with the occurrence of a workplace accident or work-related injury unless their occupation is dangerous. Firefighters, police officers, and construction workers are all considered dangerous jobs and they risk their health and safety every day. However, all workers are at risk of suffering an injury while at work. Fortunately, worker’s compensation laws can protect the injured worker’s rights. In Missouri, all companies that employ five or more workers are required to purchase worker’s compensation insurance which provides medical coverage and replacement of lost wages to workers injured on the job. However, many workers find themselves struggling financially after a work-related injury because the lost wages are only replaced at a rate of 66.6% of the worker’s weekly average wage. To receive the compensation deserved for a workplace accident, it is important to consult an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer.
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