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$850,000 Settlement for Construction Worker in Industrial Walking Stilt Accident

Engleman v. Southland Supply Company

Case Synopsis:

Our client was a 30 year old construction worker who, at the time of the accident, was using industrial walking stilts to apply a drywall ceiling when a bolt fell out of one of the stilts causing the leg of the stilt to telescope inward.  When he fell from the stilts, the client landed on his outstretched arms, fracturing both elbows and his left wrist and hitting his head.  The stilts involved in the accident were manufactured by the defendant.

The stilts were negligently designed because the retaking bolt was prone to disengage due to impact vibrations.  A positive retaining clip could have prevented the disengagement of the bolt but was not provided.

In addition to the elbow and left wrist fractures, our client suffers from post concussive syndrome as a result of the work accident.

Outcome:

This case proceeded to trial and a jury awarded our client a verdict in the amount of $850,000.00.  The case was handled by Philadelphia products liability attorney, Richard M. Jurewicz, of Galfand Berger. For more information on this case, please contact Mr. Jurewicz at rjurewicz@galfandberger.com or contact the firm online.