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If you are a union construction worker who was injured on the job, the New York union worker accident attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy can help. We will carefully examine your union contract and advise you of any additional rights, benefits and protections it may provide. For example, depending on the terms of your contract, you may be entitled to a disability pension or a restoration of sick and vacation time. Some labor unions may also provide special assistance to injured union members, such as help with investigating the accident that caused your injuries. We will also advise you whether a potential lawsuit exists in addition to workers’ compensation.

You May Recover Additional Money Through a Third-Party Claim

When union workers are catastrophically injured on construction sites, workers’ compensation is only part of their ability to recover. Many injured union workers are also eligible to recover monetary compensation through a “third-party claim” or lawsuit.

You should consult with an experienced construction accident law firm immediately to know whether you have the right to commence a third-party claim. At Block O’Toole & Murphy, we may be able to help you receive maximum compensation for your injury.

A Reputation of Results for Union Workers

Our law firm has fought for the rights of many New York construction union members who have suffered serious injuries because of unsafe job conditions, inadequate safety equipment and other forms of statutory violations and negligence. Here are just a few of our verdicts and settlements*:

  • $10,875,000 settlement for a 35-year-old union laborer who suffered internal injuries after falling from a rooftop in Brooklyn
  • $7,400,000 settlement for a union sheet-metal-worker who suffered severe injuries to his back and left side after falling from a steel roof beam
  • $7,000,000 settlement for a union carpenter who was hit in the face with a five-pound metal clamp that fell during the lowering of a pipe
  • $6,800,000 verdict for 35-year-old “journeyman” laborer hurt in water treatment plant
  • $6,400,000 settlement for a union ironworker who sustained multiple bulging discs, fractures, and a head laceration
  • $6,000,000 settlement for a union waterproofer who suffered severe spinal injuries after falling from scaffold while performing caulking work
  • $5,900,000 settlement for a 46-year-old bricklayer who fell 15 feet from a ladder and suffered fractures, a concussion, and multiple herniated discs
  • $4,900,000 verdict for an electrician who suffered severe lumbar injuries in a ladder fall while working on a school’s HVAC system
  • $4,750,000 settlement for a union labor foreman who was struck by a flying rock on a Bronx job site, resulting in a puncture wound and fractures
  • $4,475,000 settlement for a union ironworker foreman who died after falling through collapsed temporary flooring
  • $4,250,000 settlement for 40-year-old union excavator who was knocked into a ditch while working at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • $4,200,000 settlement for a union plasterer who fell from an A-frame ladder and severely injured his back
  • $4,000,000 verdict for a union elevator erector who suffered knee and elbow injuries as the result of shifting temporary plywood
  • $3,500,000 settlement for a 37-year-old union carpenter who was struck in the head by a metal beam during the erection of scaffolding
  • $3,400,000 settlement for a 53-year-old union carpenter who suffered multiple leg fractures, requiring metal plates and screws as well as a total knee replacement
  • $3,300,000 settlement to compensate a union laborer who suffered an ankle fracture, left foot injuries, and spinal injuries in a scaffold accident
  • $3,075,000 verdict for a plumber who was injured by falling gravel
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a 42-year-old union electrician who fell from an A-frame fiberglass ladder at an Empire State Building construction site
  • $2,850,000 settlement of a bad faith action on behalf of a 52-year-old banquet waiter who was injured in a taxi accident
  • $2,700,000 settlement in Nassau County for a union roofer who suffered a fractured leg in a fall from a roof
  • $2,700,000 settlement for a 34-year-old union laborer who suffered ligament tears to his ankle after a 10-foot fall from a form wall
  • $2,650,000 settlement in New York County for a 48-year-old Local 3 Union Electrician who injured his back in a staircase accident
  • $2,600,000 settlement for a union laborer who suffered fractures to his knee and scapula, a torn rotator cuff, and increased the size of pre-existing aortic aneurysm
  • $2,600,000 settlement from Con Edison to compensate a 37-year-old union electrician who was injured working on the Pfizer building
  • $2,150,000 settlement for a 48-year-old union carpenter who was hurt by a falling object while working on a Manhattan job site
  • $2,000,000 settlement recovered for a union carpenter who lost consciousness after a fall, injuring his wrist, knee, shoulder, and lower back.
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a 29-year-old 32 BJ Union maintenance worker who was injured in an elevator accident
  • $1,850,000 settlement for a 37-year-old laborer who suffered injuries to his hand and fingers when they were caught between metal piping
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a union laborer who suffered a serious leg injury while employed by a demolition contractor
  • $1,400,000 settlement for a union carpenter who lost two fingertips in a saw blade accident
  • $1,150,000 verdict for a construction laborer who suffered facial injuries such as nerve damage and TMJ disorder as the result of a saw accident
  • $1,100,000 settlement for a 46-year-old union ironworker who was hurt working on the roof of the Bronx County Criminal Courthouse
  • $750,000 settlement for a union electrician who was injured in a ladder accident at a Brooklyn condominium building

Consult a Union Employee Injury Attorney for New York

Get a FREE case evaluation from the skilled New York City union worker injury lawyers at Block O’Toole & Murphy. Call us at 212-736-5300, or contact us online today.

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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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