Steve D. Silin, trial lawyer and partner at Berman & Simmons

$4.2M verdict in Workplace Fire and Explosion case.

Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.  Plaintiff was seriously injured in this workplace fire and explosion accident while providing maintenance on a hydraulic cylinder of an industrial dump truck. Plaintiff lost his leg and suffered serious burns over 65% of his body, plus significant lost wages. Prior to trial, plaintiff settled with manufacturer of cylinder for $500,000 and also with the workers' compensation carrier for an additional lump sum and waiver of liability lien.  Additional $2,885,000 was received as verdict in trial for plaintiff, plus $900,000 loss of consortium verdict for spouse.  Prior to trial, settlement offer was $250,000.


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