After Fall, Roofer with Brain Injury Receives $24.8M Verdict

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While working, a roofer fell through a skylight and suffered many injuries, including fractures and a traumatic brain injury. His lawyers said that his employers should have added more safety precautions at the worksite. The worker won a verdict of nearly $25 million.

Attorney Kenneth Rothweiler said he was pleased with the verdict.

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I’m Leslie Rhode for AskTheLawyers.com, and this is an AskTheLawyers.com legal brief.

A roofer who suffered a brain injury and numerous fractures after falling through a skylight has won a nearly $25 million verdict.

A Philadelphia jury awarded $24.8 million to Sean Kalinowski, a roofer who was catastrophically injured in June of 2016. He was performing roofing work when he fell through a skylight and landed on a concrete floor more than 20 feet below.

His lawyers claimed that the window should have had rails or screens to provide fall protection, and that the defendants were negligent for failing to provide a safe workplace and warn him about the skylight’s dangerous condition. They argued that according to OSHA regulations, the site needed more protections that could have prevented that injury.

As a result of the fall, Kalinowski suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures. He required multiple treatments and hospitalizations.

Kalinowski and his wife, who also had a significant loss of consortium claim, were represented by attorneys Kenneth Rothweiler, Fredric Eisenberg and Todd Schoenhaus of the law firm Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck.

Rothweiler said he was happy with the results of the case. He said:

“We are pleased with the verdict and the award, which will allow Sean’s wife to provide care for her husband and financial support for their two children.”

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I’m Leslie Rhode for AskTheLawyers.com, and this has been an AskTheLawyers.com legal brief.

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