An incident involving a worker falling and becoming injured on the job occurred in Bay Harbor Island, Florida recently. The accident occurred when the employee, who was working his first day on the job, was placing roofing sheathing. While doing so, he was carrying plywood. When a strong wind blew, it caused for the new employee to fall about 14 feet onto a fence post made of metal. Unfortunately, the man was pierced by the post on his thigh and buttocks.
The company which the man was working for did not provide him with fall protection, which they were supposed to since he was working at a height that was higher than six feet tall. Also, the company failed to provide him with prevention training, which was supposed to serve the purpose of preparing the employee to prevent safety hazards. OSHA inspectors cited the company for their recklessness, as they continuously ignore their standards.
In Missouri, all companies with more than five employees and most construction companies must have workers’ compensation insurance. With the help of the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Kurth, you can file workers’ compensation case if you have been injured while at work. Our team will help you earn the largest amount of money possible for your claim by assisting you in your claim preparation. We provide assistance throughout the whole process, making sure that your claim is as successful as possible and that you get the justice that you deserve. To speak with an attorney today, contact Meyerkord & Kurth.