This case arises from a labor law violation regarding a fall from a ladder. Our client, a 57 year old Pennsylvania man, was checking for a water leak at a laboratory that was undergoing a gut renovation. He was working alone, and had to move his ladder several times to determine the source of the leak. He was on the fourth rung of the ladder with his head inside the dropped ceiling when the ladder gave way, causing him to drop to the ground. He hit a table on the way down and landed on his shoulder.
Our client suffered right and left rotator cuff tears, both of which required surgery to repair. workers’ compensation determined he had 32.5% loss of use of his left arm and 45% loss of use of his right arm and he is permanently disabled to a moderate degree.
His Finkelstein & Partners attorney obtained an $800,000 award at mediation.