He wasn’t afraid of hard work. Mama and Dad had taught him to do whatever the job demanded, and to do it right. Now he was teaching his own kids the same thing as he provided for his family. He liked working outdoors and working with his hands. It felt good to know that what he built with his own hands would be there for many years to come. Staying safe was important; he knew the rules and tried to never be careless.
His boss wasn’t so careful. When there was too much work and a tight deadline, he hired anyone, whether they had any experience or not. The new guy wasn’t trained to operate the excavator and that’s how he ended up in the hospital. His shoulder was crushed; his back was also hurt, but didn’t know how badly yet. How was he going to support his family when this was over? Should he sign that release that Worker’s Comp insurance guy brought over? They really could use the money now.
His wife brought a lawyer in to talk to him. After he did, he was really glad that he hadn’t signed that release. They were going to need a lot more money than that to pay for the medical bills and all the lost wages. The process seemed complicated; he was glad he had someone on his side.
Monty L. Cain opened Cain Law Office in order to assist his fellow Oklahomans who had been injured and needed help. He was granted his Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law, a member of Phi Delta Phi. He received the American Jurisprudence Award. A Workplace Injuries Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK, Mr. Cain is involved with community activities and a member of several professional associations, including the South Oklahoma City Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma Association for Justice.
Since Mr. Cain was admitted in 1995 to the Oklahoma Bar, he has joined the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. This attorney practices before all Oklahoma state courts, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. He has successfully appealed cases to the U.S. Tenth District Court of Appeals, the Oklahoma Court of Appeals and the Oklahoma Supreme Court.