Verdicts & Awards

> 35 year old ironworker was injured when his ladder collapsed due to unsecured flooring. Plaintiff sustained multiple cervical and lumbar herniations requiring surgery consisting of spinal cord fusion and plating. Action settled at trial in Supreme Court, New York County for $19,999,100.00;

> 40 year old plumber fell from a ladder and sustained serious injuries to his cervical and lumbar spine requiring multiple surgeries. Action settled at trial in Supreme Nassau for $5,000,000.00;

> 39 year old laborer fell from unsecured scaffold suffering a traumatic brain injury. Action settled during liability trial in Supreme Court, Queens County for $4,000,000.00;

> 55 year old ironworker fell 15 feet from the Whitestone Bridge fracturing his pelvis and shattering his top and bottom teeth. Action settled at trial in Supreme Queens for $3,250,000.00;

> 32 yr old ironworker injured at construction site when steel load swung and crushed plaintiff’s foot. Case tried in Civil Court, Kings County with jury verdict for $3,192,192.20.

> 53 year old ironworker injured when his ladder collapsed. Plaintiff sustained multiple fractures including his left ankle, left foot and left wrist, all requiring surgery. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Suffolk County for $3,000,000.00;

> 25 year old ironworker injured at construction site when steel beam collapsed causing him to fall 15 feet. Injuries included bilateral comminuted elbow fractures requiring hardware insertion and removal and a L5-S1 disc herniation. Action settled prior to trial, Supreme Court, Queens County for $2,750,000.00;

> 44 year old ironworker struck in eye by piece of metal sustaining multiple injuries to his left eye including a corneoscleral laceration and vitreous hemorrhage for which he underwent surgery. Action settled at trial in Supreme Bronx for $2,700,00.00;

> 45 year old plumber injured when ladder shifted causing him to fall. Plaintiff sustained a left tibial plateau fracture requiring surgery and a lumbar disc herniation requiring a decompression lumbar laminectomy at L3, L4, L5 and S1 and posterior spinal fusion with an autogeneous bone graft. Action settled prior to trial, Supreme Court, Kings County for $2,600,000.00;

> 45 year old long shoreman, working in the hole of a cargo ship was seriously injured when a bulk head of cargo fell on top of him. Post trial, federal compensation benefits were awarded for life. The cargo ship company litigated the third-party negligence claim based on its contention that the employer created its own negligence. Prior to verdict the employer settled for $2,450,000.00 plus a full waiver of the compensation lien;

> 31 year old ironworker fell off an unsecured TBM machine sustaining a left tibial plateau fracture requiring surgery. Plaintiff granted summary judgment on his 240(1) claim. Action settled during damages trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $2,000,000.00 plus waiver of $96,187.34 workers’ compensation lien;

> 51 yr old ironworker died while working at construction site when he fell twenty (20) feet through a metal deck opening. Case settled, prior to trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $1,795,000.00 plus full waiver of his workers’ compensation lien;

> 21 year old laborer injured when concrete that was being jack hammered shot up and struck plaintiff in his left eye. Plaintiff sustained loss of the left eye. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $1,5000,000.00;

> 44 year old electrician injured his shoulders and back when he fell off a ladder at a construction site. Action settled at private mediation for $1,500,000.00;

> 34 year old carpenter injured at construction site when wooden 2x4 he was standing on while constructing roof snapped. Plaintiff sustained a comminuted displaced fracture of the right heel, a comminuted displaced fracture of the right wrist and a fracture of the left wrist. Case tried in Supreme Court, Ulster County. A verdict was directed in plaintiff’s favor at a liability trial which was affirmed by the Appellate Division. Action settled prior to damages trial for $1,400,000.00;

> 61 yr old waterproofer injured while working on an A frame ladder which shifted causing plaintiff to fall from an elevated height. Plaintiff sustained a displaced and comminuted pelvic – acetabular fracture requiring surgery with percutaneous pinning and screw fixation. Damages action tried in Supreme Court, Kings County. Jury verdict for $1,245,000.00;

> 67 yr old bricklayer injured at construction site when object fell from above striking him on the head. Plaintiff sustained a skull fracture requiring craniotomy surgery and metal plate insertion, with post traumatic seizure disorder. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, New York County for $1,000,000.00;

> 41 yr old tile mechanic fell through an unsecured grease trap sustaining a T-11 compression fracture and lumbar disc herniation. Plaintiff granted summary judgment on his Labor Law 240(1) claim. Action settled during damages trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $900,000.00 plus waiver of $101,564.38 workers compensation lien;

> 39 year old plumber injured when the ladder he was climbing shifted causing him to fall and injure his back. Plaintiff required lumbar disectomy L5-S1 with fusion and plating. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $900,000.00;

> 62 year old home health aide injured when she tripped and fell on sidewalk sustaining injuries to her back and requiring a lumbar laminectomy. Action settled during discovery for $900,000.00;

> 40 year old journeyman plumber tripped and fell on debris at a construction site, fracturing his hip requiring total hip replacement surgery. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $750,000.00;

> 49 year old journeyman plumber injured when he fell through an elevator shaft due to unsecured flooring sustaining a torn meniscus requiring surgery. Action settled during trial in Supreme Court, New York County for $750,000.00;

> 49 year old construction worker died when he walked into an unsecured opening and fell to his death. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Suffolk County for $750,000.00;

> 30 year old laborer sustained injuries to his spine and psychological difficulties when struck by a live Con Edison wire. Supreme New York jury verdict in the amount of $531,573.19;

> 53 year old welder struck by moving beam at construction site sustaining traumatic injuries to his head and multiple herniations to his cervical and lumbar spine. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $600,000.00 plus a $285,000.00 reduction of his workers’ compensation lien;

> 40 year old ironworker injured when he fell several feet off a scaffold sustaining a torn rotator cuff requiring surgery. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, New York County for $600,000.00;

> 59 year old plumber injured at construction site when he tripped and fell over debris sustaining a left shoulder tear requiring arthroscopic surgery, a left forearm radial neck fracture and multiple cervical herniations. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, New York County for $525,000.00;

> 36 year old carpenter injured when he fell ten (10) feet through an opening sustaining a wrist fracture and contusions to his face and eye. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Kings County for $375,000.00;

> 40 year old waterfront cargo lasher mangled his hand and arm. After trial, claimant was classified permanently totally disabled with a compensation settlement of $350,000.00, one of the highest paid awards through the United States Department of Labor.

> 37 year old plumber injured at construction site when he tripped and fell on debris sustaining a cervical and lumbar strain. Action settled prior to trial in Supreme Court, Richmond County for $225,000.00;

> 54 year old teamster sustained injury to his knee in a work related accident but subsequently expired due to unrelated causes. Obtained for decedent’s estate a $118,200.00 posthoumous schedule loss of use award from the Workers’ Compensation Board;

> 35 year old long shoreman, crane operator, slipped and fell fifteen (15) feet injuring his neck, back and head. Case tried in federal court as carrier refused to pay lifetime compensation benefits. We were successful in having the claimant classified permanently totally disabled and his benefits are still being paid to him and his family.

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