The reality of a lawyer’s job is that it can often be very difficult. After all, the reputation of the law industry by the general public is rather low, even at the best of times. Toss in the emotion of a typical case, and people’s opinions can vary quite wildly depending on what side they’re on. In the corporate world, most of those cases are cold and calculated. In a few ways, corporate law can be easier and less emotionally draining. However, that doesn’t make it any less important dealing with the after effects of platform incidents.
The Emotions of Families and Fellow Workers
The biggest factor in a case involving a platform incident is the emotions of the people directly and indirectly affected. Obviously, if there is a major injury, the workers themselves are affected. Their families will have to cope with it for some time, especially if the rig worker was the one who provided most of the family’s income. Even if there isn’t a debilitating injury to workers, there’s always the chance that the incident left everyone badly shaken. In that environment, it may be tough for the lawyer to gather the evidence needed for the case.
How a Corporate Perspective Changes an Entire Case
Most of the time, cases involving these types of accidents become corporate cases: this means that the company will send their lawyers out to deal with the aftermath, and try to protect the company’s livelihood — at just about any cost. This is where making sure a quality lawyer is on retainer is vital. They may not have the corporate history company lawyers do, but a bit of tenacity can go a long way in these cases. Clients should keep that in mind and choose their counsel wisely, as corporate lawyers are very good at their jobs.
The Cold Reality of an Important Case
The harsh reality of a corporate case may mean that the liability falls on the company to repay lost wages and particular damages. That may sound simple, but depending on the lawyers involved, that liability can be very hard to draw away with the evidence. Even in an open and shut case, recouping lost wages and fees could be quite difficult. Typically, companies will file extensions and other legal forms to put off reimbursing victims of an accident. It’s a rough, long road for everyone involved, but a tenacious lawyer is a victim’s best friend in time.
The Aftermath of the Case for Everyone Involved
When a case is finally closed, the aftermath won’t just be when the verdict or judgment is announced. The actual payout can be something that takes years or, in some cases, decades. The lawyer or law firm that took on the case can look on fondly at the case, and use that as a boost for future business. The victims themselves can be relieved that the whole process is over, and some form of recovery can begin. For the company, the size and scope of the accident is the key in rehabilitating their reputation, not paying out to the victims.