An accident can befall anyone at anytime. You just have to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. One common place people get injured is at work. Workers place themselves in dangerous situations every day to perform their jobs, and employers carry worker’s compensation insurance to cover the costs. But what if that’s not enough to cover an employee’s medical bills?
A man in Kansas City was burned over 20% of his body and broke several ribs and his clavicle after a huge explosion in 2013. The explosion happened outside of a large restaurant called JJ’s at the Plaza, a large shopping mall complex famous in that city. The reason for the explosion was that workers cut into a gas line main and it ignited. The man was on the way to work at the restaurant and was there just moments before the entire complex was leveled to the ground. He had to be dug out. One person died. Fifteen total were injured.
The case that he filed has now been settled out of court. The injured man had incurred at least $1 million in medical bills, but the amount and terms of the settlement agreement have been sealed. In large accidents like this one, worker’s compensation may not be enough.
The insurance companies have lots of tricks to prevent large payouts. Injured workers have to turn to the civil courts to get the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured on the job, contact John Foy & Associates first to see if you’re getting a fair deal. We’ve helped many workers get larger settlements out of their worker’s compensation cases.