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Top Verdicts and Settlements for Injured Workers in New York

The attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy have one of the best records in litigating construction injury cases, including a record-breaking $110 million verdict, as well as $15 million and $12 million settlements. Since 2012, no other law firm has achieved more results exceeding $1,000,000 in New York than Block O’Toole & Murphy. Our trial lawyers represent clients harmed in all types of construction accidents, including: scaffolding accidents, construction site falls, demolition accidents, trench accidents, accidents involving heavy machinery, and more.

In 2019, the law firm attained the largest verdict ($110 million) and the second and third largest settlements in construction accident cases, as published by the New York Law Journal. Call 212-736-5300 or contact us online today for a FREE legal consultation.

Track Record of Success in Construction Law and Accident Litigation

Our attorneys work tirelessly to help juries and insurance companies understand how a construction accident can seriously impact a person’s life. Notable results for past clients include:

  • $110,174,972.38 verdict after a cyclist was paralyzed by a falling railroad tie due to maintenance work on an overhead subway line
  • $15,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case for the surviving family of a husband and father killed on the job by a 28,450-pound falling object
  • $12,000,000 settlement for NYC Sandhogs Local 147 union worker who was injured while working on the Number 7 train subway extension project
  • $11,500,000 settlement for a construction worker who was left with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in his wrist due to a defective saw
  • $11,000,000 settlement for a masonry foreman who fell three stories through a hole with an unsecured cover placed over it during a Brooklyn construction project
  • $10,875,000 settlement in a Brooklyn construction accident case for a union worker who suffered internal injuries
  • $10,500,000 settlement for the family of a union laborer who was fatally injured while using a defective saw
  • $7,400,000 settlement for union sheet metal worker who fell and injured his back
  • $7,300,000 settlement for construction worker in a demolition accident
  • $7,000,000 settlement for union carpenter after a scaffolding accident in Astoria, Queens
  • $6,793,881 verdict for a union laborer who fell during construction of a water treatment plant
  • $6,500,000 settlement for a union mechanic who suffered debilitating injuries, including fractures to his pelvis, wrist, elbow, and lumbar spine
  • $6,500,000 verdict for a union worker who suffered herniated disc injuries in Queens construction accident
  • $6,400,000 settlement for a union ironworker who fell while working on a construction project in the Bronx
  • $6,250,000 settlement in a Putnam County suit for a framer who suffered quadriplegia after fall
  • $6,000,000 settlement for a worker who fell 13 feet from inside a crane he was operating, resulting in the need for two spinal surgeries and one hip surgery
  • $6,000,000 settlement for a union waterproofer injured after fall from an exterior scaffold
  • $5,900,000 settlement awarded to a union bricklayer who fell from a ladder during a Bronx school renovation project
  • $5,885,000 settlement for undocumented worker injured in Queens construction accident
  • $5,500,000 construction accident settlement for Nassau County worker struck by rotating excavator
  • $5,500,000 settlement for an electrician who sustained head injuries after falling from an extension ladder
  • $5,030,572 settlement for a construction laborer who fell after scaffold tipped over
  • $5,000,000 settlement for construction worker who suffered electric shock
  • $5,000,000 settlement for a carpenter injured while working on a multistory building in Brooklyn
  • $5,000,000 settlement awarded to electrician helper injured in a ladder fall during a renovation project
  • $4,995,000 settlement for a laborer who fell as a result of unsteady flooring on a Manhattan construction site
  • $4,900,000 settlement for a union electrician injured in a ladder fall during an electrical upgrade project
  • $4,750,000 settlement for union labor foreman hit in the back with a flying rock from construction site blast
  • $4,650,000 settlement for a day laborer who was not provided proper safety equipment during a warehouse renovation project
  • $4,500,000 settlement for a non-union contractor injured after falling from scaffold on Brooklyn renovation job site
  • $4,475,000 settlement for the Estate of a union ironworker foreman killed in a construction site fall
  • $4,450,000 settlement for a laborer who suffered brain and spine injuries after a 15-20 foot fall from a forklift
  • $4,250,000 settlement in Kings County case for a union excavator who fell into a ditch while working
  • $4,200,000 settlement for a union plasterer injured upon falling from an A-frame ladder
  • $4,011,000 verdict for a lead inspector hurt while working at the 170th Street subway station in the Bronx
  • $4,000,000 settlement in Nassau County case for a worker who sustained spinal injuries after falling from the roof
  • $4,000,000 settlement for a steamfitter injured in a water pump accident at Montefiore Medical Center
  • $4,000,000 settlement for an elevator erector injured during a hotel renovation project
  • $4,000,000 settlement for a worker who required ankle fusion surgery after falling from a ladder while performing renovation work.
  • $4,000,000 settlement for a carpenter who required a total knee replacement and 2-level lumbar fusion surgery after a ladder fall
  • $3,800,000 settlement in products liability case for Long Island delivery driver hurt by a trailer step that broke
  • $3,750,000 settlement for a non-union construction laborer who fell from an unsecure ladder
  • $3,750,000 settlement in Bronx County case for a laborer who sustained leg injuries after being struck by a falling beam
  • $3,720,000 settlement for a commercial glass worker who fell two stories through a hole at a construction project in Bayside, Queens
  • $3,700,000 settlement for an asbestos worker who fell as a result of unsecured scaffold planks
  • $3,600,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered back and shoulder injuries after he fell through a gap in an improperly planked scaffold
  • $3,500,000 settlement for a union carpenter who suffered head injuries from a scaffold accident
  • $3,500,000 settlement for a porter struck in the head and neck by limestone that fell ten stories from a roof
  • $3,500,000 settlement for a plumber’s helper who sustained a traumatic brain injury from ladder fall
  • $3,411,000 settlement for a superintendent injured by a falling brick
  • $3,400,000 settlement for union carpenter who fell from a scaffold with no safety rails
  • $3,300,000 settlement for a union laborer injured by falling angle irons at a renovation project in Westchester County
  • $3,250,000 settlement for a union laborer hurt while working in a subway tunnel
  • $3,200,000 settlement for a window installer who fell to the ground and sustained multiple injuries after stepping on an unsecured scaffold plank that flipped up
  • $3,200,000 settlement for demolition laborer injured at a Manhattan apartment building when the stairway collapsed.
  • $3,175,000 settlement for a man who was struck by a forklift while he was making a delivery in Jamaica, Queens
  • $3,100,000 settlement for a laborer who fell from a wobbly A-frame ladder at a newly-constructed Manhattan high-rise
  • $3,075,000 settlement for a union plumber struck by falling gravel while working on a new building construction project
  • $3,075,000 settlement for boiler mechanic who sustained lumbar and cervical herniations after falling from a ladder
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a landscaper involved in a Westchester County highway tractor trailer accident
  • $3,000,000 settlement for an electrician’s helper hurt in a ladder and scaffold collapse during a Manhattan renovation project
  • $3,000,000 settlement for an electrician who sustained neck and lower back injuries after he fell from an unsecured A-frame ladder
  • $3,000,000 settlement in a Bronx County case for a union carpenter who tripped and fell
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a carpenter injured in a fall during a luxury apartment renovation project
  • $3,000,000 settlement for an elevator mechanic who suffered serious elbow, shoulder and back injuries in a work fall
  • $2,900,000 settlement for an HVAC worker who was unable to return to work after a ladder fall
  • $2,875,000 settlement for a welder who suffered back and shoulder injuries in a falling object accident
  • $2,850,000 settlement in a Manhattan case for a construction worker who suffered serious arm and back injuries after he fell during a renovation project
  • $2,750,000 settlement in a Nassau County case for an HVAC worker who sustained leg injuries after ladder fall
  • $2,700,000 settlement for a union worker who fell off the roof while working on asbestos removal and re-roofing.
  • $2,700,000 settlement for a union laborer injured in a construction project at a hotel in Manhattan
  • $2,650,000 settlement for a Bronx worker who suffered a herniated disc in his cervical spine due to a scaffolding accident
  • $2,650,000 settlement for in a slip and fall case for an electrician foreman
  • $2,640,000 settlement for a non-union laborer injured while working on pipe scaffolding
  • $2,600,000 settlement for union worker who fell when the floor collapsed beneath him during a demolition project
  • $2,600,000 settlement for a 37-year-old union electrician who was shocked twice while attempting to connect power lines
  • $2,500,000 settlement after a demolition worker suffered wrist, leg, and foot fractures in a work fall
  • $2,500,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered severe hand injuries while working from an A-frame ladder
  • $2,400,000 settlement for a construction worker injured in a ladder fall at a building in Flushing, Queens
  • $2,400,000 settlement for a Local 1010 union laborer who was injured in a saw accident
  • $2,300,000 settlement for a non-union laborer injured while working as a flagman for a Midtown West construction project
  • $2,250,000 settlement for a building engineer who required knee and spinal surgery after falling 15 feet to the floor from unsafe shelving
  • $2,250,000 settlement for a window washer who fell to the ground from the second story of a Manhattan building
  • $2,250,000 wrongful death settlement in a wrongful death case for the spouse of an elevator erector tragically killed in a construction accident
  • $2,250,000 settlement for an undocumented construction worker injured in a fall while performing work at a Manhattan high-rise
  • $2,225,000 settlement for a Local 608 carpenter foreman struck by a falling door
  • $2,200,000 settlement for a non-union laborer injured in a scaffold accident at a construction project in Brooklyn
  • $2,200,000 settlement in a Kings County case for a 38-year-old plumber’s assistant injured in a ladder fall
  • $2,200,000 settlement for a plumber who required numerous back surgeries after a fall from an extension ladder
  • $2,195,000 settlement for a worker who fell 10-12 feet through an unguarded hole on an Orange County work site
  • $2,150,000 settlement for a union carpenter struck in the face by a falling object at a construction site
  • $2,150,000 settlement for an HVAC worker who suffered a broken foot and wrist in a fall from an unsecured ladder
  • $2,100,000 settlement for a 58-year-old laborer who sustained multiple foot and spinal injuries after the trench he was working in collapsed because of improper shoring
  • $2,000,000 settlement for a masonry laborer who fell from a scaffold during a new residential construction project in Nassau County
  • $2,000,000 settlement for a painter hurt in a ladder fall while he was painting the stairwell of a Manhattan residential building
  • $2,000,000 settlement for a Local 7 carpenter injured after falling down from a negligently-installed temporary staircase
  • $1,995,000 verdict for a man who sustained knee injuries after falling into a hole at a construction site
  • $1,975,000 settlement for 35-year-old worker who was not provided with fall protection equipment during a Brooklyn warehouse renovation project. As a result, he fell 10 feet to the floor.
  • $1,950,000 settlement for a carpenter who required arthroscopic shoulder surgery after he fell off scaffolding while working on the Second Avenue subway project
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a local 32 BJ Union maintenance worker unable to resume employment after an elevator accident
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a construction worker who required shoulder replacement surgery after a trip and fall accident
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a 55-year-old worker who fell from a closed, unsecured A-frame ladder while on the job, resulting in spinal and shoulder injuries
  • $1,850,000 settlement for a worker who required laminectomy surgery after the ladder he was on gave way
  • $1,850,000 settlement for a worker who sustained significant injuries when the pull-down ladder he was descending completely detached from the ceiling
  • $1,850,000 settlement for a union laborer who sustained finger injuries in a work accident
  • $1,750,000 settlement for a 33-year-old worker who suffered multiple injuries when the roadway he was jackhammering collapsed under him
  • $1,750,000 settlement for a construction worker who was injured in a fall while trying to install sheetrock
  • $1,625,000 settlement for a glazer and mechanic who suffered back injuries and broken ribs in a fall from an A-frame ladder
  • $1,600,000 settlement for a 58-year-old carpenter who needed shoulder and spinal surgeries after he fell off a rolling scaffold that got caught in a hole in the floor
  • $1,600,000 settlement for a worker who fell from a ladder while attempting to put up sheet rock
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a union laborer struck by a falling metal beam
  • $1,475,000 settlement for a produce delivery man injured by falling construction equipment
  • $1,400,000 settlement in a Queens case for a carpenter who sustained injuries to his fingers while operating a table saw
  • $1,400,000 settlement for a union ironworker who suffered injuries due to a falling beam
  • $1,350,000 settlement for a Brooklyn worker who required lumbar fusion surgery after being injured in a boiler demolition accident
  • $1,350,000 settlement for an undocumented laborer who suffered finger injuries and amputation after a work accident
  • $1,350,000 settlement in a Rockland County case for a construction worker injured from falling off a roof
  • $1,325,000 settlement for a worker who suffered muscle, nerve, and artery injuries to his arm from falling glass
  • $1,325,000 settlement for a 24-year-old carpenter who fell as a result of an unsteady scaffold and ladder
  • $1,325,000 settlement for a painter injured when the flooring of a balcony collapsed underneath him
  • $1,275,000 settlement for non-union construction worker who fell through an opening at a building undergoing a gut renovation
  • $1,250,000 settlement for an electrician injured in a ladder fall at a construction project in the Hamptons
  • $1,250,000 settlement for a refrigeration apprentice who fell when his ladder tipped
  • $1,204,087 settlement for a construction worker who lost portions of his toes when another laborer lowered a blade on his foot
  • $1,150,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered injuries to his face and PTSD after a saw-blade accident
  • $1,150,000 settlement for a worker who suffered a broken elbow in a scaffold fall due to inadequate fall protection.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a worker who fractured his left tibia in a 12-foot fall
  • $1,100,000 awarded to Local 580 union ironworker injured by heavy steel grating that fell on his hand during a Bronx construction project
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a plumber who sustained injuries to his brain and wrists after a ladder fall

If you have been injured in a serious construction-related accident of any kind, or if you were hurt while performing any type of physical work, schedule a FREE consultation with the experienced New York Construction accident attorneys at the law firm of Block O’Toole & Murphy. Call us at 212-736-5300, or contact us online today.

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