A father of two children was killed in a workplace accident on Thursday evening. At around 6:30 p.m., a 43-year-old engineer was caught in a machine while working at a Green Isle Food factory. The worker suffered fatal injuries due to being crushed in the machinery. The company expressed their sympathy and is investigating the accident, along with the local authorities.
Has a work-related accident caused you to suffer physically, financially, and emotionally? If yes, you are one of the thousands of workers involved in a workplace accident every year. Missouri companies that employ five or more workers, and nearly all construction companies, are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. The worker’s compensation insurance benefits provide coverage for medical treatment and replacement of lost wages. However, injured worker’s often suffer additional financial damages due to their lost wages only being replaced at a rate of 66.6% of their weekly average. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is necessary to consult a worker’s compensation attorney to recover the compensation you deserve.
The St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth believe you should not suffer additional damages due to an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence. We will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve while communicating with you throughout the process. Our attorneys are always available to answer any of your questions and concerns regarding your case. To receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney, contact our office today.