In 2014, our client sustained serious and permanent injuries when he was injured while on the job. Our client worked as a laborer for a metal roofing company in Wood County, Ohio, where he reported to various work sites throughout Northwest, Ohio. On the day of this horrific accident, our client had been hired to go to a job site and perform a “tear off,” a process where the company completely removed an old and damaged roof. While our client was on the roof working, he fell through the roof, falling 20 feet and landing violently on the hard concrete floor below him. Our client was quickly transported from the worksite to an area hospital via ambulance to treat his injuries.
At the hospital, our client was found to have sustained severe fractures to his lumbar spine, left arm, and wrist. He was admitted to the hospital for the next four days and underwent surgery to repair the fracture to his wrist which required surgeons placing pins in his wrist to stabilize the injury. He was also required to undergo surgery to treat his spinal injury. After the accident, our client experienced a lack of mobility due to his spinal injury and was severely limited in the function of his wrist. After this initial treatment course, our client required an extensive amount of follow up appointments, physical therapy, and several more surgical procedures to continue treating his injuries. Due to the lengthy recovery period and limitations our client incurred because of the accident; he was unable to work for a significant period of time. When he was finally able to return to work, he was not able to work in the same capacity that he did prior to the accident.
We were retained to assist our client shortly after this accident occurred. We filed suit in the Common Pleas Court of Wood County, but through successful negotiations we avoided trial and obtained a large settlement for our client. The settlement we recovered on his behalf will go a long way to account for his pain and suffering.
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