If you are injured in a preventable accident, you have the right to seek damages from the party responsible. Damages is the legal term referring to the compensation that victims can recover in a settlement or be awarded for their losses.
Working in the heat is often overlooked as a potential danger in the workplace. However, the heat can cause serious illnesses, injuries, or even death. If you suffered heat stroke on the job, you may qualify for workers’ compensation as long as you can prove the illness was a result of your work.
If you are injured on the job, there are workers’ compensation benefits available to help alleviate the burden of your medical expenses and lost wages. Any injury at work—whether the fault of you, another employee’s negligence or carelessness, faulty equipment, or unsafe working conditions—gives you the right to file workers’ compensation claims to seek the benefits you deserve while recovering from an accident.
Workers’ compensation is employer-provided insurance that offers financial compensation to employees who are injured performing work-related activities. The way this type of insurance works is that when an employee is injured, they notify their employer and file a workers’ comp claim.
You may have heard many myths about workers’ compensation, but Fox, Goldblatt & Singer PC is here to dispel those myths and present the facts about workers’ comp coverage in St. Louis, throughout Missouri and beyond.
MYTH: For a construction company to be required to carry workers’ comp insurance, it has to employ five or more workers.
An accident at Global Pyrotechnic Solutions in Jefferson County sent three individuals to the hospital. Two of the three men were treated and released from a Fenton hospital, while the third man was admitted to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for serious burns.