The US Steel lawsuit is one of the most popular topics in any workplace forum these days. There are many issues concerning lawsuits, but in this discussion we will discuss only the US Steel lawsuit. US Steel is a company that deals primarily with the manufacturing of Metals, such as steel and other natural resources, and the lawsuits they have faced in the past two decades because of accidents that occurred at their manufacturing plants.
In 1993, a Union worker, Robert Dorey, was killed in an explosion at one of their plants. Two years later, another man, Mark Twains, was seriously injured when a train ran over his body. Both men were in the Union, and in a lawsuit filed by their Union, US Steel, was able to show that the accident was indeed an accident, and that Mark Twains was acting willfully and negligently when he ran into the train. US Steel was able to show that there was negligence on their part, which was found to be the cause of the accident, and the case was won on this basis.
As you can imagine, this has had a huge impact on other industries, especially those who deal with Metals. Because US Steel knew that their employees were putting themselves in danger, and because of the legal fees associated with proving the case, and because of the high monetary damages, US Steel was able to reduce their insurance settlements quite significantly. Other employers were not so lucky and saw their businesses suffer greatly as a result of the case. One of the worst cases was the Lacrosse incident. A player for the rival team was killed as a result of being struck by a piece of metal, and yet US Steel was never sued because the negligence of their employees could have easily been found.
So, how does this all work? Well, it all depends on how large a case needs to be, and how much money is involved. Some of the largest cases are ones that cover major injuries, or products that cause massive amounts of damage. Other cases, like the Twine Belt Fire, or the poisoned food poisoning case from many years ago, aren’t quite as large. But no matter how small or big the lawsuit is, if it is something that you feel is unjust, or that your rights have been violated in any way, then you should definitely do everything in your power to find out what your lawsuit is about.
Another thing that you should look out for cases where the attorneys are known for coming up with the wrong type of answer to a question. If you have ever seen an attorney give an answer that defies logic, then you should probably keep looking for another attorney. Lawyers get paid for their services, and if they continually waste their clients money on nonsense cases, then they aren’t doing very well for yourself.
Finally, you should always ask for a case quote. Never take any case quote as an absolute fact, especially when it comes to a lawsuit. There are many different factors that can affect how much you will ultimately receive. But the truth of the matter is, you deserve to be compensated for any harm you have experienced, and lawyers know this.