Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to announce that Attorney
George Ilchert was recently successful in securing a $1,250,000.00 settlement
on behalf of his client, J.P.M. The plaintiff was injured back in 2011
when he and a co-worker attempted to carry a bathtub up a flight of stairs.
He tripped and fell, causing him to suffer serious
injuries to his lower back and right knee. More specifically, he sustained a herniated disc, an anterior
cruciate ligament and a tear in his right knee. For this reason, J.P.M.
had to undergo lumbar fusion, a laminectomy, femoral and tibial internal
fixation and bone grafting.
With the help of Attorney Ilchert, the injured worker sought to recover
damages for his past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages
and past and future pain and suffering from the general contractor, Kudos
Construction Corporation. According to J.P.M., the contractor had violated
labor law 240(1) when they instructed him and his coworker to carry a 400-pound bathtub
up four flights of stairs. Kudos Construction Corporation subsequently
initiated a third party claim against the sub-contractor, Sunway Interior
Tech, Inc., claiming that J.P.M. was asked to complete a task that did
not pose a risk covered by the labor law statute.
Before the case ever made it to trial, however, Attorney Ilchert was able
to negotiate a fair settlement on behalf of his 28-year-old client. The
case was settled for $1,250,000.00 at private mediation, which has subsequently
helped compensate J.P.M. for the major financial losses he had suffered.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a similar
workplace accident, you should not hesitate to discuss the details of your case with a New
York construction accident lawyer at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell &
Ryan LLP. Not only do we offer more than 100 years of collective experience,
but we are backed by a number of trial successes.
Contact our office today to
schedule your free initial consultation.