CONSTRUCTION LABORER AWARDED $1,475,000 SETTLEMENT DUE TO SPINAL INJURIES SUSTAINED IN SCAFFOLD ACCIDENT
Partners S. Joseph Donahue and Jeffrey A. Block secured a settlement of $1,475,000 on behalf of a construction laborer injured due to a fall at a Queens construction project. The Plaintiff, hired to work as a laborer at the site, was injured when he fell from a poorly constructed scaffold when the bracing he was standing on came loose. As a result of the fall, Plaintiff suffered neck and back injuries requiring surgery.
Defendants contended that Plaintiff fell because he was improperly climbing the scaffold. Defendants further argued that Plaintiff did not require surgery and had fully healed.
The settlement was secured despite the fact that the trial in the matter was not expected to take place for over one year.