May 18, 2024

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An injured worker who has been injured for five years is still waiting for compensation

An injured worker who has been injured for five years is still waiting for compensation

In the fall of 2018, Jean-Philippe Maltais went to an acquaintance's house to do exterior cladding work on his house. As the 37-year-old father is a mason-mason, he is used to working at heights and handling tools and materials.

Work progresses and both men spend the day on scaffolding. Suddenly… CRACK! Without warning, the plank dropped beneath their feet and the two fell eight meters. Everything goes black.

It opened like a trap door at my feet and I saw nothing. I fell 30 feet standing on my heels. Both legs were blown off and my spine was crushed.

A quote Jean-Philippe Maltais, injured worker

Jean-Philippe Maltais woke up in hospital and had no memory of the hours following the crash.

Jean-Philippe Maltais was injured in both legs.

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He will be in the hospital for three weeks. He begins a long road to operations and rehabilitation. But along the way, he also has to take the path of legal action.

Delusions of justice

The fact that the accident happened in unprofessional circumstances had unfortunate consequences for Genois, who was in his thirties.