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The extent of Lagares’ injuries requires him to wear prosthetics that will require periodic replacement over the course of his life, Fromen said. Lagares, he added, is unable to return to his job as a roofer.
Lagares, married with eight children, filed a complaint on August 14, 2017 with his wife Carmen. Fromen said Lagares was able to recover from his employer because the leg amputations he suffered are considered a “serious injury” under New York workers’ compensation law.
The Buffalo News on Wednesday contacted Sahlem’s Roofing & Siding, but did not receive a response from a company representative.
Although Speed Global Services is listed as a defendant in the lawsuit, Joe Berti of Carrier Terminal Services said Wednesday that neither Speed Global Services nor Speed Motor Express had anything to do with Lagares’ injuries.
“There is an appeal process to remove Speed Motor Express from this lawsuit,” Berti said.
“Carrier Terminal hired a professional roofer, Sahlem Roofing. … They were fully responsible for the health and well-being of their employees – because they were on the roof – as well as for safety, harnesses and whatever else they were supposed to have. That’s why they’re professional roofers, and they didn’t follow their own protocols that they were supposed to follow, which supposedly would have saved his legs, I guess, ”Berti added.