“Jessie” (not a real person) didn’t know how old the handcart was at the restaurant she worked at. All she knew was that it was creaky, the wheels stuck often, and it seemingly was held together with duct tape. She had repeatedly tried to convince her employer to get a new one, but he jokingly called it “a family heirloom,” while Jessie or a co-worker struggled to use the outdated device.
The jokes ended one Tuesday afternoon when Jessie was helping a co-worker move a new broiler into the kitchen. The rickety cart’s bottom platform broke, dropping the heavy oven on Jessie’s foot. She suffered multiple broken bones in her foot and missed several weeks of work while rehabbing from her injuries.
While workers’ compensation helped support her somewhat, Jessie wasn’t satisfied. She could walk only with discomfort. Before the accident, she had enjoyed dancing, even teaching a dance class of young girls on the weekends. Now, that had been all but taken away from her, as her injury made a once-joyful activity awkward and sometimes painful.
Jessie thought of the defective cart and how its failure had directly caused her injury and emotional suffering. It could have been easily replaced at any time, but her employer’s stubbornness had nearly cost her her foot. She quit her job and sued her former employer for negligence. Unable to find new work and growing more despondent by the day, Jessie didn’t know what to do.
That was when her lawyer suggested she contact USClaims to secure pre-settlement funding for her personal injury case. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to an injury suffered at work, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
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