The painter, a 40-year-old man experienced at his job, was working on the renovation of a Long Island supermarket. While walking across the construction floor he fell through a hole that the store manager had carelessly covered with a flimsy piece of panel board. The hole needed to be secured in a better manner and there should have been some warning signs to let workers know there was a hole under the board!The man sustained very serious hand and arm injuries that resulted in surgery and the insertion of metal plates. This also prevented him from working for a significant recover period.We were able to identify specific violations which made the case much easier to resolve. The client sustained very serious hand and arm injuries resulting in surgery and the insertion of metal plates. Because of the strong evidence we had collected, including pictures, testimony, medical records and doctor statements, the case resolved to the client’s satisfaction at a mediation.