New initiative will share the benefit of Laake's extensive experience and long legal career with workers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and nearby areas, Walter Laake Jr. reports
Greenbelt, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/27/2014 -- Attorney Walter Laake Jr. announced the inauguration of a new campaign focused on workplace safety issues. Through a variety of strategic media appearances and educational initiatives, Laake will seek to inform the region's workers as to how they can be better protected against workplace injuries, as well as what their options might be when accidents do happen. A founder of the Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. law firm with a degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, the Maryland personal injury lawyer has forged a distinguished career that has included many community-focused outreach efforts like the just-announced one.
"American workers are safer than ever, but too many of them still fall prey to dangerous work conditions and negligent employers," Laake stated, "and we want to help educate workers as to how to remain safer on the job and what to do if something should go wrong." Despite advances in workplace safety over the decades, over 4,000 American workers are still killed on the job every year. In many cases, these accidents are later judged to have been wholly or partially avoidable, with lapses in routine, common-sense safety precautions often being the root cause.
Throughout his long and distinguished career, Attorney Walter Laake Jr. has fought to protect and secure compensation for American workers. For four years running, he was awarded the prestigious designation of "Super Lawyer" in the Maryland and Washington issues of the publication. He also stands today as one of only six Maryland-based lawyers ever to have been singled out by the Washingtonian Magazine as a top D.C. metropolitan-area personal injury practitioner.
Laake has also routinely been recognized by his peers as one of the leading personal injury law experts in the area and the nation. He was President of the Maryland Association for Justice, a 1200-member organization focusing on trial law that has also listed him in its registry of Pre-Eminent Practitioners since 1993. Laake's legal achievements have also led to status as a Life Member in the American Association for Justice, a nationwide organization of 40,000 members, as well as membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group comprised of trial lawyers who have secured judgments of one million dollars or more for clients.
Laake's latest efforts to educate Maryland- and Washington, D.C.-area workers about workplace safety and related issues are a natural continuation of a career that has been characterized by community involvement and concern for others. Since becoming the personal injury lawyer Maryland organizations and peers have singled out for distinction more than any other, Laake has refreshed and renewed his commitment to leveraging his prominence in ways that are of the broadest possible benefit to all. Those looking to learn more about Laake's new workplace safety initiative can do so at the attorney's website, where newly commissioned videos go over some of the most important issues in accessible, informative ways.
About Walter E. Laake Jr., Esq.
A leading Maryland- and Washington-metropolitan-area personal injury attorney, Walter E. Laake Jr. is a founding partner of the Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A law firm, for which he also served as Managing Partner for more than 25 years.