MICHAEL PANISH, EXPERT WITNESS
SCAFFOLDING & LADDER ACCIDENTS
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Mike Panish has been working in the field of construction for over 40 years.
As a working member of his construction crews, he was responsible for
on- site job safety meetings, group instruction and safe usage of tools
and construction methods in all of his companies. Mike is a licensed general
contractor, electrical contractor, cabinet and millwork contractor, door,
lock and security hardware contractor, and paint & finish contractor
in the State of California. His crews have worked consistently without
any major injuries or accidents due to the continuous safe atmosphere
he has created and maintained on all of his job-sites, workshops and work
places. Mike has been designated by Plaintiff and Defense as construction
expert witness for many scaffolding and ladder accidents.
Mike Panish has been retained for his expertise in many scaffold and ladder
access personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has a thorough working
knowledge of most aspects of scaffold design, installations, and product
requirements. He owns and maintains scaffolding systems that are regularly
used on his company job-sites. He has personally been involved in furnishing
access products for specialty installations.
Mike has been retained to opine on cases that have involved temporary platforms,
multi stage access systems, motorized high lift devices, ladder and working
staging. He owns and maintains rolling towers and outrigger systems, motorized
scissor lifts and stationary components that are used for all types of
industrial, commercial and residential work sites.
FAMILIAR WITH REGULATIONS & SAFETY PROCEDURES
Mike is familiar with all of the requirements, governmental regulations
and safety procedures that are essential in pursuing any access related
injury claim. He has participated in governmental training sessions that
have allowed workers to utilize scaffold and staging systems in government
renovations, military bases and earthquake damaged conditions safely.
EFFECTIVE OPINION & TESTIMONY
Mike has been highly successful in providing opinions and testimony in
cases where unsafe work conditions were created by deferred maintenance
of equipment or due to improperly supervised and trained workers. He is
proficient in determining the reason for scaffold or access related failures
due to defective conditions. He has been the retained expert for both
plaintiff and defense cases as well as workmen’s compensation subrogation
issues. Injury cases have included broken bones from falls off of low
work platforms through major wrongful death claims. He has been able to
successfully opine on issues of standard of care and job-site responsibility
pertaining to all aspects and types of elevated work platforms. Mike is
not simply a safety engineer with theories as to why a system failed.
He has been a licensed general contractor with over 35 years of in the
field experience actually using the type of equipment that so often becomes
the reason for significant injury claims. He is a unique construction
expert that knows these products from long term ownership and personal usage.