Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan Secures $950,000 Settlement

The legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is pleased to announce that we were recently able to secure a $950,000.00 settlement on behalf of an injured construction worker. The victim had been assigned to work on the roof of a new building that was still under construction. At the end of the workday, he attempted to descend the ladder that allowed access to the roof. While making his way down, the ladder slipped out from under him; as the ladder fell, the worker fell with it. He landed on the ground, and attempted to brace himself against the impact with his heel and arm.

The injuries he subsequently sustained included a fractured left wrist and a fractured right calcareous. He had to undergo surgery for his wrist, which resulted in severe scarring and loss of motion. His heel was also treated, but he still wound up with a deformity. Furthermore, he had epidural injections for back pain and carpal tunnel release surgery, as he had been suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). The defendant was not convinced that the victim was suffering from RSD, and even went as far as to follow him around and film him engaging in "normal activities."

While waiting for a verdict to be returned at trial, the victim agreed to the settle the case for $950,000.00, as the defendant only had a million dollar policy. Even so, this sizeable settlement should help the victim to cover his extensive medical costs and the loss of income that he suffered as a result of the accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a similar construction accident, you should not hesitate to find out what Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP can do for you. We offer more than a century of combined legal experience.

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