A 39-year-old carpenter working at a construction site fell from a scaffold and injured his back — so badly that he could no longer support his family working at his chosen career. He sued, with Parker Waichman as his counsel.
The defense claimed that the damage that showed up on the diagnostic images of his back was due to the routine degeneration of the spine that comes with aging. Because of our experience with such cases, we could show that the damage was much worse than expected for someone his age, and that he had no problems with back pain before he fell on the scaffold. As a result, he was compensated for his injury and for his inability to work.
If you injure your back or neck in a construction accident, the other party will almost always use this defense — that your injuries are not related to the accident but instead caused by routine degeneration of the spine due to age. Because of our experience with this specific kind of injury and this defense, we have the tools to argue against it.