Texas Electrician Awarded $13 Million in Workplace Lawsuit
A Texas electrician has been awarded $13,087,019 for injuries sustained after he fell 20 feet from a raised man lift platform while on the job.
About the Work Place Accident
- The plaintiff, a 33-year-old electrician, was employed as an independent contractor in January of 2012.
- The plaintiff’s employer was contracted by a company to repair an electrical sign on the outside of a warehouse.
- While working on the sign, the plaintiff was on a manlift being operated by his employer when the lift fell over causing the plaintiff to fall more than 20 feet, sustaining multiple injuries.
Injuries Suffered by the Plaintiff
- Following the accident, the plaintiff was transported via ambulance to the emergency room.
- The plaintiff had sustained hip fractures, shoulder fractures, back injuries and mild traumatic brain injury.
- The plaintiff was hospitalized for two weeks followed by a month of in home care.
- Due to recovery and surgery, the plaintiff incurred $166,019 in medical expenses.
Details on the Texas Worker’s Lawsuit
- The plaintiff sued both his employer and the company his employer was contracted by.
- According to the plaintiff, his employer attempted to move the lift while the platform was still raised.
- A safety expert testified that this would have been a violation of industry practices.
- Another expert testified that the lift equipment was both impractical and unsafe for outdoor use.
- The jury found the company most negligible in the accident as they entrusted the equipment to the plaintiff’s employer, provided unsafe equipment and did not have a supervisor on scene.
- The plaintiff was awarded $13,087,019 for medical expenses, physical injuries and future physical impairment.
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