A man was killed in a workplace accident when a bale of trash crushed him on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at a trash-transfer station in Philadelphia around 8:30 a.m. According to authorities, the 42-year-old Waste Management Inc. worker was crushed by a trash bale weighing 2,000 pounds. The accident is under investigation by local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also investigate.
Have your been injured or lost a loved one in a work-related accident? Thousands of workplace accidents causing serious injuries and fatalities of innocent workers occur every year. The extent of the work-related injuries can vary but may result in financial hardships if medical treatment and time off work were required. All companies in Missouri with five or more workers are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance in case of a workplace accident. The worker’s compensation insurance benefits will replace an injured worker’s wages and cover medical expenses. However, the wages replaced are only at a rate of 66.6%. Receiving only a portion of their wages can result in a financial difficulties for the worker.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a workplace accident, it is important to contact the St. Louis worker’s compensation attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys have over 95 years of combined experience and will work diligently to obtain the maximum compensation for your accident. We will fight to provide you and your family with the justice you deserve. Contact us today to receive a free consultation regarding your work-related injuries.