Defective Scaffold Construction Accident – $925,000 Settlement

Supreme Court, Kings County, $925,000 settlement for back and knee injuries to a construction worker who fell due to a defective scaffold. Plaintiff was successfully able to hold the owner of the building responsible for the accident. Plaintiff was awarded Summary Judgment on Labor Law §240(1) because the scaffold was unsafe and caused the accident…. Read more »

Hand Injury Construction Accident – $775,000 Settlement

Supreme Court, Queens County, $775,000 settlement for an injury to a construction worker’s hand as a result of a dangerous saw that lacked a safety guard. The case settled while on the trial calendar at a private mediation held a few days prior to jury selection. (6407)

Ladder Construction Accident – $2.5 Million Settlement

Supreme Court, Kings County, $2.5 million settlement for lumbar and cervical surgery as a result of a fall from a ladder. The owner and general contractor were held responsible for their failure to provide an adequate safety device while working at an elevated height. Summary Judgment on Labor Law §240 and §241(6) were granted to… Read more »

Lumbar Construction Accident – $2.25 Million Settlement

U.S. District Court for Eastern District, $2.25 million settlement for a worker who required lumbar surgery after suffering a serious back injury when the extended load line he was connecting to a load swayed, pulling him sideways. (4897)