Man sues Employbridge Southeast following fork truck incident

By Michael Abella | Dec 1, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing Employbridge Southeast LLC and Michael Sullivan, employer and driver, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

EDWARDSVILLE — A man claims he was injured when he was hit by a fork truck while at work.

John Wilbert filed a complaint on Nov. 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Employbridge Southeast LLC and Michael Sullivan, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 13, he was lawfully performing work for his employer, Syncreon/Yazaki. He claims Sullivan, who was acting in the course and scope of his employment with Employbridge, struck Wilbert while operating a fork truck, causing him to fall over pallets and sustain injuries.

The plaintiff claims he was made to feel sick, sore and lame, and suffered disability and medical expenses.

Wilbert alleges Sullivan failed to maintain proper lookout and failed to sound his horn to warn plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each defendant in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit.

He is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1611

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