A 29-year-old who suffered a debilitating fall from a forklift platform at the Elmhurst Public Works garage was awarded $4.16 million Friday in a personal injury lawsuit against the city, news sources are reporting.
Joshua Jaeger suffered severe back and leg injuries in 2009 when he fell 16 feet onto concrete from a city forklift as he was providing an estimate for a broken garage door, according to a Monday article in the Beacon News.
Jaeger's attorney is Joshua Weisberg of Rapoport Law Offices in Chicago. A profile on the firm's website states Jaeger's verdict is "record-setting."
Jaeger received $1.86 million for lost earning capacity, $1.3 million for pain and suffering and $1 million for loss of a normal life.