The guy told safety investigators that he hadn’t seen “Fred” (not a real person) before he hit him with the digger. How do you not see a man who stands 6’ 5” and is dressed in fluorescent orange and yellow?
It was a question that ate at Fred every day, particularly during his grueling physical therapy sessions. Months after recovering from the skull fracture and the broken wrist, Fred’s other injuries to his legs, back, and pelvis still prevented him from walking properly or even from standing for more than a few minutes.
Returning to his work crew, which was still building the freeway extension about two miles north of the site where Fred had been injured, was out of the question. The guy who’d hit him had been quietly sent packing, but the contractor that had employed him was still on the job, which galled Fred. They were known in the business for hiring cheap, poorly qualified laborers so they could make low bids on road projects. They had stalled the investigators’ requests for the dismissed worker’s drug and alcohol test results at every turn, and finally claimed they couldn’t locate them.
In the meantime, Fred’s short-term disability payments had run out, and his worker’s compensation payments weren’t enough to make ends meet. His hospitalization bills had run well into six figures, and insurance payments covered only part of the cost. Then there were the physical therapy costs.
After hearing Fred’s tale of financial stress, his personal injury lawyer told him to call USClaims. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a job site injury or another injury, we can help provide the financial support you need.
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