Construction Accident Case Studies

casestudies
U.S. District Court for Eastern District, New York, $6 million settlement immediately before jury selection for carpenter with spinal fusion as a result of an improperly placed ladder. Largest reported settlement on Long Island. (4768)

Supreme Court, Queens County, $3.5 million settlement for lumbar and cervical surgery as a result of an air conditioning unit partially falling and striking the plaintiff. (5854)

Supreme Court, Kings County, $1.5 million settlement for an electrician who fell as a result of an inability to properly open up an A-frame ladder. Summary Judgment on Labor Law §240(1) was granted to the plaintiff. (6053)

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)

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 the plaintiff. (6365)

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)

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. (6458)

Supreme Court, Kings County, $1.7 million verdict for a iron worker that was injured when a temporary hoist/elevator he was riding in fell three stories Plaintiff was awarded summary judgment on Labor Law 240(1) and the trial proceeded forward solely on the issue of damages. (6256)