$1.5 Million Settlement : Pennsylvania Warehouse

When a Pennsylvania warehouse owner needed the solar panels replaced on his roof, he called our clients employer.  Our client was a solar panel technician and was told to enter the roof through a cat walk in the ceiling.  The owner never told our client the cat walk was not intended to be walked on.   Our client stepped on what looked like plywood flooring in the cat walk, but it actually was balsa wood.  After stepping on the balsa wood, he fell through the ceiling to a hard floor 26 feet below suffering serious injuries.  The warehouse owner claimed our client was not authorized to enter the cat walk and was supposed to gain roof access via an outside ladder.  After years of litigation in Philadelphia, the case was settled at a mediation for $1,500,000.  The case was handled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein and Trial Partner Ken Fromson.