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Every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover.– Hilda Solis, Former Secretary of Labor, 2012

Four million people per year. That’s more than 10 thousand people per day. How many of these injuries were caused by negligence in the workplace?

What is Negligence?

Negligence is defined as “conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.” In the workplace, negligence is typically the result of a failure to maintain and uphold company standards of operations, behavior, or protocol, which in turn results in harm, injury, or damage to an employee of that workplace.

What Negligence is NOT


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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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