$1.1 Million Judgment For Electrician Burned In Substation Explosion
Warshafsky Law’s Madison Personal Injury Attorneys Put The Heat On Defendant
Every day, employees all across America go to work with the reasonable assumption they will come home at the end of the day in the same conditionthey left. In the vast majority of daily lives, this is exactly what happens. Minor bumps and bruises happen, of course, but thanks to OSHA requirements and an increased awareness of the importance of safety, workplace injuries are relatively rare.
Unfortunately for one electrician, safety wasn’t exactly a priority at the electrical substation where he was sent to perform some routine maintenance. While on-site, a short in the wiring caused a fiery explosion in the substation and he suffered severe electrical burns.
Warshafsky Law Holds Culpable Parties Accountable
As one of Wisconsin’s largest personal injury law firms, with locations in Madison and Milwaukee, Warshafsky Law has the wherewithal to not only hire the best personal injury attorneys, but also the best investigators. As our investigators looked into the circumstances surrounding the explosion, two facts emerged:
1) The company had sorely failed to keep its equipment free of dust and moisture—a major factor in the explosion.
2) The equipment itself was defective in that it lacked the proper safety devices for detecting a short and shutting down before it could cause an explosion.
Armed with this information, our Madison personal injury attorneys mounted an aggressive case against the company in charge of the electrical substation. While the company attempted to shift blame, the facts argued otherwise. Photographs of our client’s burned flesh and details of the arduous and painful recovery he faced clearly made a strong impression on the jury.
In the end, our client was awarded a stunning $1.1 million judgment (an amount equivalent to $1.7 million in 2015 dollars). The substation owners and their insurance company, meanwhile, were left to rue the day they ever decided to take their chances in court against Warshafsky Law.
Preparation The Key To Winning Big
Our Madison personal injury attorneys prepare every case from day one as if it will go to trial before a judge and jury. We look into every detail and everyone who may have had a hand in causing your injury. Often, more than one person or company can be held accountable for an injury, which can dramatically affect the dollar amount in a judgment or settlement.
You may hear other personal injury law firms boast of having a “record number of settlements.” What they don’t tell you is it’s because they’re more interested in getting the case over quickly, taking their cut, and moving on to the next lawsuit than they are in getting the most money possible for their clients. These firms spend more time polishing their money clips than they do building a case. Insurance companies know these “settlement mills” capitulate easily and will settle for far less than they should, so they make lowball offers and the law firms advise their clients to take them.
Warshafsky Law doesn’t play that game. We have a longstanding reputation in the legal community for being ready, willing and more than able to take every case to trial. Insurance companies know we invest the time it takes to build rock solid cases and are dead serious about standing up for the rights of our clients. If you want someone who has your back throughout the entire legal process, you want a Warshafsky Law attorney.
Injured? It IS About The Money.
Often, in a last ditch attempt to avoid the negative publicity that accompanies a trial, insurance companies will make an offer of settlement. We don’t settle unless the offer is clearly in your best interests and you agree to it. It’s why we have consistently landed not only record setting judgments on behalf of our clients, but also society changing judgments which have forced entire industries to make their products safer for all people.
Regardless of whether your case goes to trial or is settled beforehand, our personal injury attorneys will fight every step of the way to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you have endured.
You Owe Us Nothing Until You Have Been Compensated
You might think having the best personal injury law firm in Madison fighting for you is going to cost a fortune. Actually, it will cost you nothing. If you have a case, we will represent you with no upfront retainer fee and none of the customary monthly bills. Only after your case has been settled or adjudicated and you have received compensation do we ask for payment. If we don’t win for you (highly unlikely), you don’t owe us a dime.
Take advantage of a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. You will meet with an actual attorney, not a paralegal or a secretary, who will assess the strength of your case, answer any questions you may have, and provide information on what to expect should you proceed with a lawsuit.
Start getting your life back on track by arranging a free consultation.