$850,000 Settlement for Warehouse Worker in Conveyor System Accident
Our client was a truck load laborer in a warehouse who was in the process of loading a truck using a conveyor system on the date of the accident. A back-up on the conveyor system occurred and our client was hit in the back when a load on the conveyor jumped the end-stop.
A thorough investigation by our products liability attorneys and their experts concluded that the conveyor system was defective as designed. During a back up on the conveyor, cargo could jump the system’s end-stop with sufficient force to cause injury to any warehouse worker who may have been close to the system. Our expert witnesses demonstrated that raising the end-stop by two inches would prevent cargo from being able to jump off of the system and cause injury, such as the one sustained by our client.
The defective product lawsuit settled before trial for $850,000. The case was handled by Philadelphia products liability attorney Arthur L. Bugay of Galfand Berger. For more information on this case, please call the firm at today at 1-800-222-USWA (8792).