NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone deserves a safe place to work. A recent story out ofPhiladelphia involving employees at a Kraft Food plant proved this when a jury awarded over $46 million in damages to the families of two women who were shot and killed by a disgruntled employee at the Kraft Foods plant in Northeast Philadelphia in 2010.
According to an article on NBC10.com, "A jury last month found U.S. Security Associates, Inc. (USSA) of Georgia negligent in the deaths of Tanya Wilson, 47, and LaTonya Brown, 36, and awarded their families$8.02 million in compensatory damages. On Wednesday, a jury then awarded the families $38.5 million in punitive damages, bringing the total to more than $46.5 million." Attorneys for the families claimed that security guards employees of USAA which was hired by Kraft failed to protect employees during the rampage of a former employee.
Cases of workplace violence such as this are not necessarily unusual. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 2,000 people were killed between 2006 and 2010 in incidences of workplace violence. On average, 1.2 million people are victims of violent crime while working or on duty in the United States every year.
When workplace violence occurs due to negligence of those hired to protect them, victims and their families can file a lawsuit to be rightfully compensated for their pain and suffering. However, because cases involving workplace negligence can be complex, they can often take time to be successfully resolved. That's where a resource like Pegasus Legal Funding, LLC (Pegasus) comes into play. Pegasus can offer victims and their families a non-recourse lawsuit cash advance to pay for necessary medical expenses, bills, or just the day-to-day living expenses while they await their case to be settled.
"Workplace negligence lawsuits can carry on for extended periods of time and that's when victims and their families begin to suffer financially," said Maciel Cruz of Pegasus. "When dealing with a death or serious injury due to negligence on an employer's part, the emotional and physical stress can be overwhelming. Piling on the financial stress that can accompany these cases can be too much. Our goal is to relieve some of that financial burden."
If you, or a family member have been a victim of workplace negligence and need lawsuit settlement funding you may apply right now to: http://www.mylawfunds.com/contact-us.html. As a direct funding company, Pegasus Legal Funding is in a unique position to provide assistance to you or your loved one's who have suffered from workplace negligence. Pegasus Funding does not offer a "lawsuit loan," lawsuit loans, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan; however, we offer non-recourse lawsuit cash advances and legal liens. To learn more about this please visit our website. If you prefer to speak to a live representative confidentially and professionally about your specific case and funding needs you may call Pegasus' toll free hotline at 855-FUND-YOU/855-386-3968.