While working on a roof in Kingston, a general contractor failed to provide adequate fall protection as required by the Labor Law Section 240. Had the fall protection been provided as required by the safety law, our client never would have been injured or fallen 27 feet to the ground below. Following multiple surgeries to his leg, our client was ultimately able to return to work. The case was settled for $1,850,000 by Trial Partner Kenneth Fromson.
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Please read on for a selection of recent cases of note.*
Working from a height adds significant dangers to workers. That’s why in New York Labor Law Section 240 puts the obligation on the general contractor and owner to make sure workers have safety devices to limit the risk of falls. The general contractor failed to provide our client with the necessary tie-off for his ladder, causing him to fall 17 feet to the ground, seriously injuring his ankle. A Judge agreed with our position – that the fall was entirely preventable had the general contractor provided the requisite safety devices. The case was settled by Senior Trial Attorney George Levy for $1,700,000.
A Washington County jury agreed with our position that our client's injuries never would have happened if the general contractor followed Labor Law Section 240 and provided safety devices. After hearing about the injuries and surgeries needed the jury rendered a verdict just over $1,300,000. The case was handled by Trial Attorney Marshall Richer.
$1.25M jury verdict in favor of a passenger who suffered numerous injuries when the real estate agent she was traveling with failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle.
Passenger in single car motor vehicle accident sustained serious personal injury when vehicle runs off roadway.
A Columbia County, NY man who suffered extensive injuries to his right leg in a motor vehicle accident agrees to settle for $850K
A 44 year-old department store manager was permanently disabled after tripping over boxes while on the job. The boxes had been incorrectly stored and caused her to fall several flights down a metal grating staircase.
A Rockland County construction worker sustained serious injury when he fell from a roof due to a wet surface. As a result of the injury the plaintiff required surgery and hospitalization. Attorneys argued the case under the labor law statute. Defendant agrees to settlement before trial in the sum of $800K.
A passenger in an automobile was rear ended as driver stopped to make a left hand turn. Plaintiff suffered severe back injury and required extensive back surgery.
Court awards Orange County woman $750,000 for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident which resulting in an aggravation to a pre-existing spinal condition.