Jury Awards Carpenter $5,000,000 For Injuries Sustained in Fall From a Scaffold
COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme Court, Kings County
AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
Plaintiff was a 53 year old carpenter at the time of the accident.
DESCRIPTION OF CASE
The accident occurred during the renovation of a multistory building in Brooklyn, New York. At the time of the accident Plaintiff was a carpenter working on a scaffold. As Plaintiff was attempting to remove a pipe from the ceiling, Plaintiff fell off the scaffold to the ground below.
As a result of the accident, Plaintiff suffered injuries to his head, ear, neck, low back, left shoulder, right wrist and right knee, requiring multiple surgeries.
The jury returned an award of $5,000,000.
This matter was tried by S. Joseph Donahue and Jeffrey A. Block.