Monday, November 23, 2009
Industrial Death and Injury
Being a Bad Lawyer has it benefits, for one thing my work environment rarely puts me at risk of sudden death from industrial machinery. I don't risk an amputation loss or other types of maiming from using this laptop.
Over the last 30 years I've handled thousands and thousands of industrial injury claims including injuries involving sudden death. Trust me, while disgrace, depression, is bad, I would not trade my position with most of the men and women I've known over time who still labor in the factories and foundries, who drive the trucks and fight the fires, and who abate the asbestos. And as I've discussed, here, I've defended the employers, factories, foundries, power plants, and trucking companies on meritorious and bullshit workers' compensation claims. I've seen both sides.
I intend to talk about this system some more over the next few weeks. But for now, thank your lucky stars that you don't spend your work day trying to lift plate glass on warehouse stacks with a tow-motor lift.