Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2011 – Construction worksites are usually considered to be accidents looking for a place to happen. This case was no exception to that rule.
“Anthony Marbach got up and went to work like usual the day of the accident. He figured it would be a day like any others; work hard, go home and crash and maybe spend some time online with friends. The 23-year-old construction worker was not expecting to be partially buried on the job,” outlined Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation in Southfield, Michigan.
Marbach worked for a Manchester, Iowa excavating company and he was in a trench when the walls suddenly gave way, burying him in dirt up to his waist. They were digging the trench in order to connect drainage tile from one farm field to another.
It took more than two hours to dig him out, at which point in time the EMS crews took him to hospital for emergency care. He was listed in critical, but stable condition. “He will have a long road to recovery,” added Monroe, “and his medical expenses will be astronomical. How will he pay for that?”
And another, even better question, is how did the dirt wall of the trench collapse when they are supposed to be shored up securely? OSHA will be looking into this to determine if a third party was at fault, or if the contractor or excavator violated safety rules in this instance. But still the man must deal with an increasing amount of medical bills and if he can even afford them.
“Chances are that he could not pay them and in order to handle them, he would need to hire an attorney to see about obtaining compensation for his injuries,” Monroe indicated. “While waiting for his case to go to settlement or court, he could check into legal funding and get back on his feet once he is approved for that.”
In Iowa, most injured workers with a contract or who work mainly in Iowa are eligible for benefits if they get hurt on the job. “There are some classes of workers that are exempt from the law, and not eligible for benefits, and this is one other reason to retain a personal injury lawyer to have someone fighting for your rights,” said Monroe.
“However, a law also pertains to independent contractors, limited liability members and partners,” he remarked. “It states they are not considered to be employees. This too is something a lawyer will need to look into for you, as in some states, workers can’t sue an employer who is providing workers’ compensation.”
All things being equal, if the worker can take his case to court for compensation, he will be in a position to apply to a litigation funding company for a lawsuit cash advance to fund his case until it is resolved. That would mean the man would have access to an emergency lawsuit loan to help him pay all of his important bills and other expenses right away. He would then be in the position of being able to turn down any offers made by an insurance company.
The pre-settlement funding is a lifesaver for plaintiffs in this type of situation. It enables them to take care of their bills and offers them peace of mind and financial security while they are waiting for justice. It just takes a phone call or an online application to trigger the pre-settlement funding application process.
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