$3,250,000 for Union Laborer After Worksite Floor Collapse

CASE SUMMARY

A 37-year old union laborer was working in a subway tunnel when the floor on which he was standing collapsed, causing him to fall onto the track five feet below.

COURT AND COUNTY

Supreme Brooklyn

FINDINGS

Prior to trial, it was determined that defendants were responsible for the accident by violating New York State Labor Law 240(1) in that they failed to properly secure the temporary flooring with bracing. The matter proceeded to a damages-only trial.

DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE ACCIDENT

Our client suffered severe injuries to his right knee that required surgical intervention. He also made complaints of injuries to both shoulders, which required surgery. The defendants argued that our client had pre-existing injuries that were unrelated to the accident and that he had made a good recovery following his surgeries.

RESULT

At a damages-only trial, firm attorneys Jeffrey A. Block and S. Joseph Donahue obtained a $3,250,000.00 settlement on behalf of our client.

ATTORNEYS

The case was handled by attorneys Jeffrey A. Block and S. Joseph Donahue.