If You Suffered a Bad Break at Work, it Might Not Be Your FaultJune 1, 2017
“Grant” (not a real person) worked for a private moving company, loading and unloading the company truck several times a day. He was tall and strong, but he also knew when a lighter touch was called for, such as when handling valuables. Most of all, he emphasized safety for himself and his fellow workers, who had to haul heavy boxes to and fro at a rapid pace for several hours a day.
Over the past several weeks, Grant had noticed a problem with the loading ramp he used to load and unload his truck. The metal had taken on a slight warp due to its many years of use and the literal tons of materials that had crossed it. Grant mentioned this to his employer, who alternated between telling him it was “no big deal” and that he’d order a new ramp “any day now.”
“Any day” didn’t come soon enough. While Grant was carting up a particularly heavy stack of boxes, the ramp gave way, slipping out of its mounting and dumping both Grant and his load onto the street. He came down awkwardly, breaking his ankle and spilling the boxes’ contents onto the pavement.
While one of his co-workers cleaned up the mess and explained the situation to the distraught family they were moving, another drove Grant to the hospital. On the way, he called his supervisor and explained the situation, again chiding him for not taking his concerns about the ramp seriously. The conversation got heated, with Grant’s supervisor accusing him of taking too heavy a load up the ramp, even without knowing the exact details of the accident.
Laid up and unable to work while his injury healed, Grant continued to press his supervisor about the unsafe ramp. When it became clear that he wouldn’t accept blame for the accident, Grant quit his job and filed a lawsuit against his ex-employer. The case dragged on while Grant rehabbed his ankle and the bills piled up.
That was when his lawyer suggested he contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding to pay his bills, allowing Grant to focus on his healing and the ongoing legal battle.” .
At USClaims, we don’t offer litigation loans or litigation financing; we offer pre-settlement funding. We purchase a portion of the proceeds of an anticipated court settlement or judgment. That means injured people and their families will never be at financial risk of having to pay back a high-cost loan if their civil suit is unsuccessful. USClaims gets paid only if the plaintiff wins the case or reaches a settlement.
If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to an injury suffered at work, call USClaims today at 1-877-USCLAIMS.