“God Bless Block O’Toole & Murphy”
A man who was injured by a falling object highly recommends the firm that took care of him and helped provide a future for his family.
“Hi, my name is Darryl and I got the best settlement from Block O’Toole & Murphy. They helped me settle my case and I have a future for my daughter, especially for her college fund. They are recommended – highly – for anybody that needs it. They got me the best settlement ever and I really appreciate it. God bless Block O’Toole & Murphy.”
Attorneys on the Case
Stephen J. Murphy
Since joining the firm in 2005 after a successful career as a homicide prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, Stephen J. Murphy has dedicated his efforts to obtaining positive outcomes for the victims of serious construction accidents and catastrophic personal injuries. A renowned trial attorney, he aggressively pursues the full financial compensation that injury victims and the family members of wrongful death victims deserve.
His achievements have resulted in substantial accolades within the legal community, including being named as a “New York Super Lawyer” from 2010-2018, one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New York State, and a place on the “Best Lawyers in America” list from 2013-2018.
David L. Scher
A tenacious and respected trial lawyer, David L. Scher’s work has led to impressive awards and recognition by his peers in the legal community. This includes membership in The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, being named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”, and inclusion in the “Top 40 Under 40” by the The National Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Scher was born and raised in Albany and worked for the New York State Attorney General’s Office and served as a law clerk for New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich prior to joining Block O’Toole & Murphy in 2003. He is well known for his strong advocacy on behalf of seriously injured construction workers and the victims of other forms of negligence.
Handling Falling Object Lawsuits with Tenacity and Compassion
The lawyers of Block O’Toole & Murphy have the skills and resources necessary to obtain maximum compensation for victims of negligence, including cases stemming from falling objects and debris.
Results for people injured by falling objects include:
- $7,300,000 settlement for a construction worker who lost his right arm after a column fell on him during an attempted steel demolition in Brooklyn.
- $7,000,000 settlement for a carpenter who was struck in the face by a falling metal clamp on a construction site in Queens
- $3,750,000 settlement for a Bronx construction worker who lost his leg after a steel beam fell on it, resulting in several fractures
- $3,500,000 settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by falling debris on Park Avenue, resulting in severe spinal injuries
Learn more about our results by visiting our Construction Accident Verdicts and Settlements page.