A plaintiff who was paralyzed after a workplace scaffolding accident recently settled his personal injury lawsuit for $7 million. Plaintiff had been working on a structure at a private residence when the scaffolding plank he was standing on broke. Plaintiff suffered a broken back in the fall and was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down. It was alleged by Plaintiff that the general contractor should have been on site and that the scaffolding was located where Plaintiff had to work. The defense claimed that plaintiff either built the scaffold himself or used it without permission. The case settled on the scheduled trial date.