Worker claims injuries from unloading large window

Ann Knef Feb. 6, 2007, 3:19am

Personal injury plaintiff Joshua Richendollar is seeking in excess of $150,000 for injuries sustained at work while unloading a window and frame from a delivery truck.

According to a suit filed Jan. 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Richendollar, an employee of Tyler Painting Co. in Fairview Heights, suffered back, leg, upper extremity and neck injuries on March 4, 2005.

Richendollar claims his employer, Steve Tyler, negligently instructed him to unload a large window and frame when Tyler knew he was under medical restrictions.

He also claims Tyler caused his injury by negligently assisting him.

Represented by Jeffrey A. Kopis of Belleville, Richendollar claims he has suffered and will in the future suffer pain and disability.

"He has in the past and will in the future suffer diminished earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life," the complaint states.

The suit also names Larry Jurgensmeyer and the Lanoga Corp., doing business as United Building Centers, as defendants.

Richendollar claims Jurgensmeyer negligently requested his assistance in unloading a window and frame from the United Building Centers' delivery truck, when he knew or should have known that additional assistance would be required to safely unload the large item.

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