A worker in Houston, Texas, tragically and unnecessarily lost his leg recently when his employer’s trash compactor malfunctioned, crushing his leg above the knee. When negotiations failed, the victim’s attorney filed suit against the man’s employer and the manufacture of the compactor. Last week, the employer settled with its former employee, providing $1.5 million in recognition of the firm’s negligent work environment and in order to compensate the employee for his loss.

The fight against the employer wasn’t easy—and the battle against the manufacturer of the faulty compactor remains—but the lesson is clear: a talented, hard-working, knowledgeable attorney can secure the compensation that accident victims deserve. If you’ve been injured at work, contact the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. With our experience and expertise, we can win for you. To speak with our experts, call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you!