Out of Philadelphia, PA a slip and fall case against a contractor responsible for doing work on the floors at the school where she worked.
On Aug. 9, 2012, Mangano was preparing for her students’ return from summer vacation when an employee of Wargo Floors asked her to unlock a classroom door so he could continue placing new flooring through the door’s threshold, according to a civil filing in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.
Happy to help, Mangano left her office and walked down the hallway. The Wargo employee did not tell her about the transparent and slippery coating of adhesive that had been applied to the floor minutes before. Suddenly, her feet flew out from under her and she landed hard on her back.
Ms. Mangango suffered extensive injuries which persisted long after the accident, preventing her from returning to work and resulting in ongoing pain.
A settlement like this addresses the fact that Ms. Mangango, who still had many years of work ahead of her, will not be unable to work for a living again.
One of the reasons we pursue cases like this so vigorously is that the consequences of injuries like this may last a lifetime. In addition to diminishing her ability to work, she requires help caring for herself which means her husband has to do it or outside help must be provided. And there is the emotional distress that comes with this kind of injury – the sense of helplessness, angry, and frustration.
Cases like this are exactly why The Silkman Law Firm pursues slip and fall injuries vigorously. Because the long-term consequences can be devastating and we feel our clients deserve justice.