Cases: Falls

  • $2.55 million settlement for construction accident for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.
  • $1.75 million settlement for construction accident for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.
  • $1.5 million settlement for construction accident for 43-year old electrician who fell from ledge in PATH tunnel, with aggravation of prior neck and low back injuries, which involved herniated cervical discs at C5-6 and C6-7 and herniated lumbar discs at L3-4 and L4-5.
  • $1.25 million settlement for construction accident for 46-year old electrician who fell through unguarded floor opening and suffered head injury with subdural hematoma.
  • $1.2 million settlement for construction accident for 56-year old electrician who was injured when he stepped into an uncovered 9 inch opening on a third floor catwalk. His left leg went into the opening up to his knee; and he injured his neck and lower back, with both cervical and lumbosacral radiculopathy requiring epidural injections, and also injured his shoulder (rotator cuff) and wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), requiring surgery.
  • $900,000 settlement for construction accident for 49-year old electrician who fell from a ladder and suffered disc herniations to his lower back that were superimposed over prior degenerative changes, along with injuries to wrist and shoulder.
  • $900,000 settlement for construction accident for 31-year old electrician who fell through ceiling and suffered fracture of the left humerus with open reduction and internal fixation, right knee sprain with arthroscopic surgery, and low back sprain (no surgery).
  • $800.000 settlement for construction accident for 59-year old electrician who tripped and fell with injuries to his neck and shoulder, which aggravated the pre-existing arthritis in his shoulder and required shoulder replacement surgery.
  • $775,000 settlement for construction accident for 47-year old electrician who claimed that he fell from an inadequate make-shift ramp consisting of two wooden planks that were not fastened together or otherwise secured. Our client suffered back injury with herniated discs which required spinal epidural injections.
  • $750,000 settlement for construction accident for 51-year old electrician who was caused to fall down a flight of stairs on a job site when a temporary handrail snapped. Our client suffered injuries to his neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine) and left shoulder with rotator cuff tear. (The defendants claimed that the injuries were pre-existing.)
  • $750,000 settlement for construction accident for 40-year old electrician who fell from catwalk in AMTRAK tunnel to tracks below with resulting back injury (no surgery), but risk of future spinal fusion.
  • $600,000 settlement for construction accident for 46-year old electrician who fell through inadequately guarded opening in basement to bottom of shaftway with multiple soft tissue injuries including his neck, low back and shoulder (no surgery).
  • $550,000 settlement for construction accident for 35-year old electrician who fell through an inadequately protected floor opening to his thigh, with torn medial meniscus of the right knee that required arthroscopic surgery; and while he was convalescing at home, his knee gave out while he was walking down the stairs, with resulting injury to his shoulder that required surgery.
  • $450,000 settlement for construction accident for 59-year old worker who was painting New York City traffic lights and became concerned that elevated basket of bucket-truck in which lie was working might be unstable and attempted to climb from the basket to the freshly painted traffic light. He fell and suffered multiple fractures, including left arm (requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation), left hip and pelvis.
  • $425,000 settlement for construction accident for 39-year old electrician who fell through ceiling on work site with resulting shoulder injury requiring arthroscopic surgery and wrist injury with carpal tunnel syndrome.