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Workbenches Recalled For Shockingly Poor Construction

April 28, 2011

The news these days is full of safety recalls. This particular recalled product had the potential to kill.

Consumers are getting increasingly frustrated with the high number of product recalls. Do you not sometimes wish you could scream at the makers of these products; tell them to get it right the first time and not put these shoddy items on the market? You have the right to purchase goods that are safe and you have the right to purchase goods that will not harm you. If a product causes you an injury, you may have the right to file a lawsuit for compensation.

Unfortunately, the products today seem to be rushed to market; it is a competitive marketplace and there is great haste to make a quick buck. But what happened to quality control and testing? Take this latest recall by Global Equipment Company; the company recalled approximately 5,000 Workbench Power Risers, Aprons and Power Shelves because of the risk of electrical shock.

Evidently, the wiring in the electrical outlets of these benches was misrouted and reverse polarity was found in some power cords. Obviously, this is a major hazard to people using this product; just as obviously, someone must have suffered a serious injury, calling attention to the defect, in the first instance. If you own a Global Power Riser, Power Apron or Power Shelf, do not use it. Call the company; discuss replacement or repair at company’s expense.

A recall is a goodwill gesture; it is also an injury/death preventing necessity. Unfortunately, there will be people who will not hear or read about this serious defect and recall. What happens if they suffer a serious shock? They may be able to sue the maker of these products for defective manufacturing.

After they become embroiled in contentious litigation, what will they do to pay their bills? They are not working; they are at home recovering from their injuries. How will they survive? They could contact a legal funding company to find out more information about pre-settlement funding. Asking for a lawsuit cash advance is a smart strategic move for the plaintiff; it restores financial security while they wait for their case to be resolved.

The litigation funding company will issue a lawsuit cash advance within 24 to 48 hours if the plaintiff qualifies. This money goes directly to their bank account; victims use it to pay important bills and expenses while waiting for justice. Have you received an inadequate offer of settlement? Tell the insurance company to take a hike! Litigation funding has removed the financial pressure to settle early and cheap. Why not call a legal finance company and find out more?

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

Robotic Lift System Kills One and Severely Injures Another

April 1, 2011

When it works correctly, technology is great. In this case, unfortunately, it did not work correctly, and two people’s lives were changed because of it.

One never expects an accident to happen, especially on a job you have been doing for years. Unfortunately though, accidents can and do happen without warning. In this case, one man was seriously injured and another killed while on the job at a Pepsi warehouse.

The two men were at work in the warehouse when a robotic lift system that moved completely loaded palettes, suddenly collapsed. It was 20 feet up in the air and fully loaded at the time. The palette crashed to the ground, crushing one man instantly and leaving the second one with life threatening leg wounds.

When EMS crews got to the scene, they extracted the one man still alive and rushed him to the hospital for immediate emergency care. The other man was lifted out of the area shortly after. Those on scene wondered why the men were in the area where the arm was in operation, as this was not permitted. A preliminary investigation revealed that the arm was undergoing maintenance when it collapsed. This, of course, raises the question as to why it was operating while the men were working on it.

OSHA officials plan to make a trip to the facility to try and determine the cause of the collapse. There may be safety violations identified at a later date. In the meantime, two families have been seriously affected by the death and the injury of a loved one.

The family of the deceased worker may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit; the injured worker may pursue a personal injury case. The investigation may result in a finding of negligence. Was the arm defective? Did someone else trigger it while the men were in the area? Was there an electrical malfunction? Were both men operating according to the safety rules? Were there safety rules in place to deal with maintenance of the arm? Why was it in operation while the men were working on it?

There are many unanswered questions, but one question that is not without an answer is how would either of these families find the funds they need to pay their bills and still make it to trial? The answer is, either one of them could apply for lawsuit funding and get an emergency lawsuit cash advance to tide them over until they get justice.

Lawsuit funding is easy to apply for. Just complete a one-page, online application form or a call a toll free number. If a plaintiff has a solid case, pre-settlement funding is available within 24 to 48 hours. This is a no-hassle process, worth checking into if you are a cash-strapped plaintiff and need money to pay your bills while you wait for your case to be resolved.

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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