Our client was working at a construction site on the CMU campus when suffered a fall. Our client was climbing from one floor to another on the outside of the scaffolding and when he reached the top he grabbed a board that was loose and he fell. As a result of his injuries he is a paraplegic. Berger & Lagnese investigated the matter and we discovered that another subcontractor was constructing a ramp to a scaffolding. The workers placed a handrail for the ramp in place but failed to nail the handrail before they went on their coffee break. We also learned that the scaffolding did not have the proper markings warning other workers that it was not fully erected. Despite the fact that our client was using the outside of the scaffolding instead of an easily asscible stairways the defendants agreed to pay $1,300,000 to settle this case.
If you suffered a fall or an accident at a construction site contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese. We have handled construction site accidents and industrial accidents throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Slip And Fall On Bus From Accumulation Of Water
Our client slipped and fell on a bus, injuring her knee. We investigated the case and discovered that there had been a large accumulation of water on the mats by the entrance to the bus, which had been left untended. The bus company agreed to pay money to compensate our client for her injuries.
Injuries Caused By Sidewalk
We settled a premises liability case in which our client broke her foot due to a cracked and broken sidewalk.Â During the case, we interviewed witnesses and discovered that the property owner was aware of the broken sidewalk and had made some inadequate attempt to repair the sidewalk prior to our client's fall.