Arnold & Itkin Reach $11.75 Million Settlement for Injured Worker

Just a few days after arriving on an industrial plant for a site turnaround, a worker was injured due to unforeseen circumstances. The plant failed to warn the turnaround crew of the current dangers that were hidden throughout their plant site, therefore placing each and every person at risk of injury or death on the work location.

Due to this lack of disclosure, the plant displayed a lack of care for the workers on their site, which resulted in the injury of one of the workers not long after their arrival. The family of the injured worker hired Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin in order to represent their loved one in this tragic accident. Within the first year of the injury, the firm was able to reach a confidential settlement with the plant responsible for the accident which resulted in a recovery of $11.7 million.

A plant and refinery turnaround is something that a site will have to schedule on a recurring basis in order to improve or renew aspects of the industrial site. This is a very complicating process that requires the utmost care to accomplish as it requires the entire plant site (such as refineries, power plants, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper mills, etc.) to be shut down entirely for a turnover.

The turnover blanket term essentially means that crew will come in and conduct a number of tests and inspections as well as repairs and replacements to make sure that the site is in proper working and safe order. As seen in the case for the client mentioned above, the sites dangers were so severe that it resulted in the injury of a turnaround worker. The plant was responsible for fully disclosing all necessary aspects of the site and possible dangers, and due to their negligence someone was hurt.


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