Construction worker sues for $10 million

A construction worker has filed a lawsuit against his former employers after he suffered a severe injury while on the job. The man says his boss was negligent and inattentive as she was backing up a truck and ran him over. As a result of the accident, the man’s leg had to be amputated.

He is seeking $10 million in damages for the severity of his injuries as well as medical expenses, lost income, unpaid overtime, and his wife’s emotional distress.

The man’s boss claims she is eager to help and apologetic over the incident, but believes his compensation should be capped by workers’ compensation laws to around $50,000. However, he argues he was not covered by workers’ compensation insurance at the time of the accident so the cap should not apply to his case.

If you or someone you love has been permanently injured by a workplace accident, contact the Minnesota long-term disability lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.



Man sues Minnesota company for injuries he suffered while working

A man from North Dakota recently filed a lawsuit against Fabcon, Inc., a Minnesota-based company, after he seriously injured his knee while working on one of the company’s construction sites in Bismarck.

The lawsuit states that the man was delivering wall panels made of concrete to the company’s construction site when he fell into an unmarked hole. The man seriously injured his right knee while falling and was left temporarily disabled.

The lawsuit cites Fabcon, Inc., as being negligent and careless in its actions when the accident occurred. The man is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job because of an employer’s negligence, please contact the Minnesota employer negligence lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.



Louisiana payroll company sued for negligently causing worker to fall

PBC Management Inc., a payroll service based in Mandeville, Louisiana, was recently sued by a man who was working for the company as a crew member on a ship when he suffered a debilitating injury to his right knee.

According to the lawsuit, the man was working on the M/V Grace Nicole in Galveston Bay on May 13, 2009. The man was attempting to get onto the ship by stepping on a small skiff that the ship’s captain had lowered. The man fell off the skiff and suffered a serious injury to his right knee that left him unable to walk.

The lawsuit states that PBC Management Inc. failed to provide the man with a safe environment in which to work. The man is seeking an unspecified amount in compensatory damages for loss of income and medical expenses.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries at work due to a negligent employer, please contact the Minnesota employer negligence lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.



OSHA cites Tyson Foods plant for eight violations

The Nebraska plant of Tyson Foods, Inc., was recently issued eight safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA inspected the manufacturing plant on Monday, after the plant was found to have a high employee injury and illness rate. It was found that the plant was in violation of eight critical safety regulations, including failure to cover an electrical outlet and problems in the refrigeration system. These problems could cause fires and burn injuries to workers.

Tyson Foods, Inc., has been ordered to pay $66,000 in fines. The corporation will have fifteen days to contest the charges.

Violations of safety regulations at the workplace can cause serious injury to a worker. If you or someone you love has been injured because an employer failed to follow safety regulations, please contact the Minnesota employer negligence lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.



Stuntman Sues for Injuries on “Green Lantern” Set

John Franco, a stuntman who worked on the film “Green Lantern” is now suing Warner Bros Studios for injuries he sustained while filming the movie in the summer of 2010.

Franco filed the lawsuit last Wednesday at the Los Angeles Superior Court. Although the lawsuit does not specifically mention the accident that caused Franco to be injured, it does mention that he suffered emotional and physical distress from his injuries and that he now has anxiety because of the incident.

Several other corporations are also included in the suit, including DC Comics and Big Moose Llc. All are being sued for negligence and ultra-hazardous activity.

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job because of the negligent actions of an employer, please contact the Minnesota employer negligence lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.