As millions of Americans started their work week Monday morning, an unexpected workplace accident claimed the life of a worker in Maryland. The accident happened in Clarksburg at around 7:30 a.m. According to the Montgomery County Police, 28-year-old Glenn Edward Baugher III was involved in an industrial accident possibly involving heavy machinery. Baugher was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and no other workers were involved in the incident. The authorities have released few details pertaining to the accident, and an investigating is being conducted by the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
American workers average 47 hours a week earning a living, more than any other country. The majority of these workers are not concerned with suffering an injury or even death while at work. However, thousands of workplace accidents injure and kill workers every year. There are occupations that are considered more dangerous than others, such as firefighters, police officers, and construction workers. Nevertheless, all workers are at risk of suffering an injury while performing their job. Falls, repetitive trauma injuries, cuts, and blunt force trauma are a few examples of how an individual can be injured at work. If you are injured in a work-related accident in Missouri, you are entitled to the benefits of worker’s compensation insurance, if employed at a company with five or more workers. The insurance can provide medical coverage and replace lost wages. Although, the wages are only replaced at 66.6% of the worker’s average weekly wage. To recover the compensation you deserve, it is important to consult a worker’s compensation lawyer.
The St. Louis worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth believe you should not have to suffer additional damages due to the negligence of another. It can be difficult to recover the compensation you deserve without the representation of an attorney. Our attorneys have handled numerous workplace accident cases and we will use our experience to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.