A 49-year-old Fargo man died after becoming pinned under a large metal bin while working at Butler Industries, a manufacturing and distributing company of agricultural equipment. He died in the hospital two days later from a traumatic brain injury.
The metal bin, similar to a commercial dumpster, was being loaded onto a truck when it slipped and landed on the man. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation is underway, but may takes months to determine what caused this fatality. Whatever the determining cause – negligence, defective parts, etc., it will be imperative to put the proper measures in place so it does not happen again.
Whether or not this becomes a workers compensation case, a wrongful death case, or both, litigation is a foregone conclusion. An insurance company will represent the employer in a workers compensation lawsuit, or, if an alternate contractor was negligent, the contractor in a wrongful death lawsuit. This case may take months, if not years to resolve. Investigations must be conducted and the court dockets are crowded; it may easily take awhile for a case to wind its way through the legal process.
This unfortunate family has lost its principal means of support and may need some financial help to get through the long litigation process. They may want to consider a service known as lawsuit funding. Lawsuit funding, or lawsuit loan, as some call this valuable service, will assist the family with their ordinary bills and expenses as well as funeral and other accident related extraordinary expenses. The litigation funding company provides a lawsuit cash advance based on the merits of the lawsuit; your credit rating or job status does not matter. And, if you lose your case, the lawsuit cash advance is excused; you do not have to pay it back. This is called non-recourse lawsuit funding.
It is very easy to apply either by phone or online. If you qualify, you will have the money you need within 24-48 hours after approval. Please note that workers compensation lawsuit funding is not available in all states. The legal finance professionals can provide you with a list of those states where workers compensation lawsuit funding is available. Don’t settle you case for pennies on the dollar before your case is ready. Give your attorney the time he/she needs to get you the right amount of compensation for your loss.