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Do I Need An Injury Lawyer?

No job is without risk, and there are dangers we face every day walking across our front doorstep, but in recent years, the health and safety standards on job sites where perils are ubiquitous, like construction zones and chemical plants, have come under increasing scrutiny for risk mitigation. And when tragedy strikes, it’s natural to feel as if some repayment for the injury sustained is warranted—but is it always? Workplace accidents are common, and workman’s compensation programs are available for most, so how do you know when it’s time to hire an injury lawyer for something that happened on the job? It’s a hard decision to make, and being caught up in emotions that would follow an event, especially in small communities where it happens, makes it even more difficult.

Do I Need An Injury Lawyer

In the Park City, Utah accident, for example, one man was fatally injured while operating a saw at a construction site. For the friends and family of Jesus Garcia Hermosillo, current emotions must be overwhelming, and already the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident, which should provide helpful information about workplace safety regulations and whether they were being observed by the workers at the time of the accident. But will the report be accessible to the family members? Or will they need to hire an injury lawyer to gain access to the information it contains?

Many times, results of investigations are delivered first to the company where the accident occurred, so that they can correct any mistakes in their operational procedures and avoid future incidents. And while the family of injured workers has a right to the results of the investigations, they are often difficult to obtain. This is the case for small and large companies alike, like the story reports on DuPont’s recently received criticism for its failing safety standards and rising rates of accidents and deaths across the country. While more than one employee union, government agency and injury lawyer are expressing strong concerns about safety standards in the company, DuPont’s massive wealth and power in the chemical industry leaves it largely unaffected by the lawsuits and fines it’s incurred in the last several years.

But despite being contacted almost regularly by an injury attorney or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with lawsuits, fines, and investigations, DuPont is in denial, saying “the workplace deaths have overshadowed a still-strong safety record” and that their “injury rate is below average for the chemical industry.” These are statements that don’t help grieving family members or badly injured employees pick up the pieces of their lives and make sense of them. As long as the company continues to go about their business under cavalier operational standards in the face of numerous incidents, they’re putting their employees at risk.

Still, sometimes accidents can happen, even when all safety standards are being followed. Again, it’s about risk mitigation for the people working hazardous jobs—safety first, always.

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It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Legal problems come to everyone. Whether it’s your son who gets in a car wreck, your uncle who loses his job and needs to file for bankruptcy, your sister’s brother who’s getting divorced, or a grandparent that passes away without a will -all of us have legal issues and questions that arise. So when you have a law question, call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you!

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
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People who want a lot of Bull go to a Butcher. People who want results navigating a complex legal field go to a Lawyer that they can trust. That’s where I come in. I am Michael Anderson, an Attorney in the Salt Lake area focusing on the needs of the Average Joe wanting a better life for him and his family. I’m the Lawyer you can trust. I grew up in Utah and love it here. I am a Father to three, a Husband to one, and an Entrepreneur. I understand the feelings of joy each of those roles bring, and I understand the feeling of disappointment, fear, and regret when things go wrong. I attended the University of Utah where I received a B.A. degree in 2010 and a J.D. in 2014. I have focused my practice in Wills, Trusts, Real Estate, and Business Law. I love the thrill of helping clients secure their future, leaving a real legacy to their children. Unfortunately when problems arise with families. I also practice Family Law, with a focus on keeping relationships between the soon to be Ex’s civil for the benefit of their children and allowing both to walk away quickly with their heads held high. Before you worry too much about losing everything that you have worked for, before you permit yourself to be bullied by your soon to be ex, before you shed one more tear in silence, call me. I’m the Lawyer you can trust.