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Accident Fatal for Indiana Worker

April 08, 2010 @ 02:51 PM — by Mark Johnson

In this case, there is some question about how the worker died, but it is quite clear that the reason he did was due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The mystery is how that happened.

This happened in Indiana at an electric company and involved a worker who had been employed for many years. At some point during the day he died, David Jansen, suffered a traumatic brain injury and was found lying on the floor by other workers.

The police report indicated they believe he either slipped and fell or was struck and crushed by the moving part of a machine. Despite attempts to revive him, Jansen was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS crews. Medical personnel believe Jansen sustained a TBI. Until the police have determined how the death happened, their investigation will continue.

Questions they will need answers to include: did he slip and fall, did he have a prior medical condition that caused him to fall into the machinery, was he pushed into the equipment and was the equipment faulty and caused him to slip and fall and hit his head?


The Jansen family will likely file a workers compensation case; they may also be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit once certain liability questions are answered.  Either way, the legal process will, most likely, take a long time to unwind and the family may encounter financial difficulties.

They may want to investigate lawsuit funding, a service that provides interim lawsuit cash now, while they wait for their case to settle or otherwise resolve.  The application process is simple, and, if they are approved, they could have money in their hands in as little as 24 hours.  Funds should be used for important bills and expenses; The family can leverage the money for time, to await an appropriate settlement or verdict, rather than having to settle for whatever the insurance company offers because they need money now.Litigation funding is a strategic tool that allows needy plaintiffs to wait for a fair and equitable verdict.

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