Pennsylvania Worker Sues For $41 Million After Worksite Injury
Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 15, 2012 in Slip & Fall
A Pennsylvania man is suing his former employer and the owner of the facility where he was working for $41 million after he says he suffered permanent injuries at the worksite. According to reports from The Business Review, the accident happened in October 2011 at a computer-chip plant that was under construction in Malta, New York.
The worker claims that he fell through the floor after removing a section of tile and suffered “permanent and severe personal injuries” as a result, though the lawsuit doesn’t specify what those injuries are. The lawsuit claims that both companies failed to maintain a safe work environment by failing to supply the worker with proper safety equipment, as well as barricades and cones warning of the fall danger nearby. Included in the $41 million the lawsuit is seeking is a $1 million award to the worker’s wife because she says the incident has left her “deprived of the services, society, and companionship of her husband.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction workers are among the most at risk workers in the United States when it comes to injuries and deaths while on the job.
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Attorneys with Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers know that employers have a responsibility to keep workers safe on the job. The firm is here to help when an accident does occur and you need help getting the compensation you need for your injuries.