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Worker Death at Deadly Detroit-Area Steel Plant under Investigation

June 7, 2017

A 32-year-old fell to his death May 22 while working at a Michigan steel mill. He was employed by an industrial construction contracting firm that provides various services. It is not clear if the fall happened as a result of a crane collapse. It was the fourth death at the plant in less than four years. The company has eliminated a quarter of its salaried employees and slashed thousands of jobs in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Alabama.

Although very little has been disclosed about the accident, authorities have said the man fell 20 feet and that city police and fire services were not called because the company has its own emergency response personnel. The State of Michigan’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) would only say that an investigation is ongoing and will take several weeks or months to complete.

Workers say the steel company has implemented deep cost-cutting measures that have undermined basic safety. They face grueling work schedules, including seven-day workweeks. The mills are dangerously understaffed; the company has eliminated a quarter of its salaried employees and slashed thousands of jobs in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Alabama. Overworked electrical and mechanical maintenance crews are too hurried to take precautionary steps that were once standard.

When a worker is killed in an accident, the worker’s estate has the option of filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the employer and any third party responsible. The estate of the deceased must prove: (1) the employer had a duty to its employees and any foreseeable worker on the premise to provide a safe work environment; (2) the employer breached that duty by (for example) failing to routinely inspect the premises or by failing to install proper safety measures; (3) as a result of the breach, the worker suffered an injury; and (4) as a result of the injury, the worker died.

Unfortunately, a wrongful death claim in this tragic accident could take years to wind through the legal process, leaving family members to bear the financial burden until a settlement is reached. When there is little or no life insurance, savings, or other funding sources, plaintiffs may be eligible for litigation funding.

When securing litigation funding, a plaintiff’s desperation for cash is relieved and his/her experienced attorney has the time necessary to obtain full and fair compensation.

Litigation funding is based solely on the merits of the case; credit rating or job status does not matter. The application process is simple and if approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Upon approval and a signed contract, the funds can be sent within 24 – 48 hours either by wire or by check. The money can be used immediately pay medical bills, funeral expenses, or any other costs associated with the accident and/or to deal with monthly financial obligations. The best part of a lawsuit cash advance is that it’s 100% risk-free. If the case is lost, our clients are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a steel mill or other work-related accident, your employer may be liable for your injuries. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your potential claim. If you are currently in the litigation process for a wrongful death lawsuit and need immediate financial assistance due to medical expenses, loss of wages, funeral & burial expenses, mortgage/rent, and living expenses, contact Litigation Funding Corporation. We provide cost-free, no-obligation consultations. And, remember — we don’t collect a dime unless your case is settled or won. Call us today at 248-702-6022.

Brakeman Accuses Transportation Company of Negligence

March 16, 2017

In a split second, your life can be changed forever by the carelessness or negligence of someone else. Personal injury victims often experience severe injuries and disabilities, leading to steep medical bills, an inability to work, difficulty paying for basic living expenses, and financial and emotional stress. Meanwhile, the litigation process can take years, time most plaintiffs don’t have. Litigation Funding Corporation can help by providing a non-recourse cash advance.

A Texas man has filed a lawsuit against a transportation company alleging failure to provide employees with a reasonably safe working environment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that while employed as a brakeman on a switching crew, he was run over by three locomotives that were hooked together as he was crossing the main lead. As a result, his legs were amputated below his knees.

The suit states that the defendant failed to issue audible warning from the locomotive, failed to properly train employees, failed to properly supervise its agents, and allowed unsafe work practices to become the standard. The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury and undisclosed compensation for physical injuries, emotional pain, loss of earnings and medical expenses.

Despite the fact that our legal system can help plaintiffs receive the compensation deserved, it is usually not a quick and easy process. Insurance companies will regularly put up a fight when it comes to paying people what they should. They will usually do this by stalling the case hoping the plaintiff will run out of money and agree to a less than favorable settlement. The emotional, mental and physical stress is enough to deal with; the last thing this man needs to worry about is how to keep up with his financial obligations until a fair settlement is reached. In cases such as this one, victims may be eligible for litigation funding.

When justice is slow in coming, a lawsuit cash advance can be the means to stay financially afloat. All that a plaintiff needs is an experienced personal injury lawsuit and a strong case with a high probability of success. Applying for litigation funding can be done online or with a quick phone call.

Once we receive an application and case documentation, the review and decision process is typically handled within one day, and funds can be available for use within 24 – 48 hours of approval. Repayment is only made after the case settles; if the case is lost, repayment of the lawsuit cash advance is excused.

If you are in a pending personal injury claim and need financial assistance, call Litigation Funding Corporation. We may have the mechanism you need to pay your bills, keep your credit standing, and fight for your rights.

Company Fined after Worker Crushed to Death by 3,000-pound Concrete Form

February 28, 2017

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. Unfortunately, many employers’ shortcut OSHA standards exposing employees to significant increased risk of harm and workplace injury.

A 47-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident on August 22, 2016 while working at a concrete plant in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin.

According to a report by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, the man was pinned beneath a piece of heavy industrial equipment because some safety measures weren’t followed. The report states that the 3,000-pound concrete form was hoisted four to six feet in the air before it came loose and fell on the worker. The hoist had two hooks – main and secondary. “It is believed that a secondary hook was not fully hooked,” according to the report. “This hook also did not have a safety latch which may have been a contributing factor.” The worker died instantly, suffering massive trauma to his head, chest and abdomen.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued two citations to the Wisconsin company, which has 15 days to pay the $135,804 fine, enter into talks with OSHA, or contest them to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

In addition to the fines, the company could face a civil lawsuit.

A wrongful death suit can be filed when a loved one is killed due the negligence of another party. Unfortunately, such claims could take years to wind through the legal process, leaving family members to bear the financial burden until a settlement is reached. When there is little or no life insurance, savings, or other funding sources, plaintiffs may be eligible for litigation funding.

At Litigation Funding Corporation, we evaluate case success and potential case value to determine if we can provide a plaintiff with a lawsuit cash advance. The primary objective in strategic litigation financing is to remove financial pressure to settle early and cheap, and to assure that the victims of a tragedy like this receive the compensation they deserve.

Litigation funding is based solely on the merits of the case; credit rating or job status does not matter. The application process is simple and if approved, the lawsuit cash advance can be available within 24 – 48 hours. Upon approval and a signed contract, the funds can be sent within 24 – 48 hours either by wire or by check. The money can be used immediately pay medical bills, funeral expenses, or any other costs associated with the accident and/or to deal with monthly financial obligations. The best part of a lawsuit cash advance is that it’s 100% risk-free. If the case is lost, our clients are under no obligation to repay the cash advance.

Litigation Funding Corporation has underwritten hundreds of these transactions and represented thousands more. Litigation funding is also available for auto accident cases, premises liability cases, medical malpractice cases, product liability case, airplane crash and train crash cases, and others. If you are in a pending personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit and need financial assistance, call 1-866-548-3863 to discuss your funding needs or to begin your lawsuit cash advance funding immediately. We look forward to helping you obtain justice.

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