In a recent case involving a construction worker struck by a fallen object
on site, our
construction accident attorneys were able to negotiate a substantial settlement to cover the damages suffered
as a result of the accident in a mediated settlement.
In November of 2010, our client had reported to work on a renovation site
in Manhattan. During the course of the work day, a 75-pound floor-support
jack fell from its upright position and struck the client. He immediately
went unconscious and was rushed to a nearby hospital. While he was discharged
at the time, he required surgery four years later for fusion of several
spinal levels, implantation of support screws, and grafting of bone matter.
Our firm helped the client bring forth an injury claim against the employers
for the damages of career-ending injuries. Our attorneys argued that the
position of the support jack was in violation of Labor Law 240(1) as a
hazardous work condition. While the defense attempted to argue that the
law did not apply to the particular situation, they did come to the point
of negotiating a settlement of $1,900,000 in mediation.