Cases: Trip, Slip And Fall

  • $4.9 million settlement during trial for 37-year old electrician who tripped and fell due to defective stairway, with low back injury including herniated disc at L5-S I. Despite arthroscopic surgery for the herniated disc, our client did not improve and his condition progressively worsened, severely restricting his ability to walk and stand for any length of time.
  • $2.5 million settlement for construction accident for 43-year old sign journeyman who fell while attempting to paint a billboard, and suffered a comminuted fracture of the calcaneus (heel), which required surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, as well as low back injury with herniated disc that required surgery (disectomy).
  • $2.5 million settlement for 40-year old electrician with a history of prior neck and back injuries, who slipped on a small patch of ice on a construction site with injuries to his neck and lower back, resulting in cervical fusion and implant of lumbar spinal stimulator.
  • $2.5 million settlement for 42-year old electrician who was performing repair work on subway tunnel and tripped/slipped on debris on narrow catwalk, with resulting lurnbosacral herniated disc which required surgery, including discectomy and spinal fusion, and with permanent left foot drop.
  • $2.5 million settlement for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.
  • $2 million settlement for 42-year old electrician who tripped and fell on "stub-ups" (remnants of old conduits) at the bottom of the stairway, with resulting shoulder injury requiring surgery and herniated lumbar disc at L4-5.
  • $2 million settlement for 37-year old electrician who tripped and slipped on partially coiled cable that was strewn on the floor in passageway on the job site near an elevator shaft. He grabbed a nearby safety railing to prevent himself from falling, but wrenched his shoulder, with torn rotator cuff and impingement, which required three operations.
  • $1.9 million settlement for 54-year old electrician who was injured when he tripped on masonite floor covering that was not properly taped down. Our client required surgery for injuries to his knee and wrist.
  • $1.6 million settlement for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.
  • $1.6 million settlement for 43-year old elevator mechanic/foreman who injured left knee on construction project while attempting to bring old elevator part on dolly down ramp, which was slippery due to sand and other debris. He slipped and blew out his knee while attempting to hold on to the heavy load. His injury required several knee operations.
  • $1.5 million settlement for electrician who slipped on debris on stairway and injured his lower back, with herniated disc and lumbosacral radiculopathy requiring spinal epidural injections.
  • $1.5 million settlement for 40-year old electrician who slipped and fell on ice on a construction project. Our client injured his back and neck, which required surgery, although the defendants argued that his injuries were pre-existing.
  • $1.4 million settlement for 46-year old electrician with prior history of back and knee injuries who tripped while descending stairway and suffered derangement of lumbosacral spine, knee derangement, and bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome requiring surgery on both wrists.
  • $1.3 million settlement for 29-year old electrician who fell while climbing off ladder when he stepped on debris on the floor, and suffered a fractured ankle with two surgeries followed by ankle fusion.
  • $1.2 million settlement for 50-year old electrician with pre-existing, degenerative arthritis in both knees, who tripped and fell due to floor opening, and suffered knee injury with resulting knee replacement.
  • $1.05 million settlement for 47-year old electrician who tripped/slipped on debris in hallway, with resulting aggravation of pre-existing arthritis of both hips requiring bilateral hip resurfacing surgical procedure.
  • $950,000 settlement for 54-year old electrician who slipped in hallway of school under renovation due to paint remover, which was applied without any warnings, barriers, etc., and suffered lumbosacral radiculopathy requiring epidural injections and torn rotator cuff with surgery.
  • $900,000 settlement for 42-year old electrician who slipped and fell on stairway that had dust on the steps because tapers had sanded the walls; and it was claimed that the handrail had been removed during renovation. He suffered torn rotator cuff that required surgery.
  • $850,000 settlement for construction accident for 59-year old electrician who slipped and fell due to debris and injured his low back and shoulder and required shoulder replacement surgery.
  • $800,000.00 settlement for 55-year old electrician who slipped on oil/grease on loading dock and suffered wrist injury requiring surgery, including right wrist scaphoid excision and limited intercaipal fusion.
  • $800,000 settlement for 33-year old ceramic tile laborer who tripped on debris and fell into foundation ditch, with his knee striking a pipe. He suffered torn medial meniscus and torn anterior cruciate ligament that eventually required knee replacement.
  • $750,000 settlement for construction accident for 42-year old electrician who tripped on improperly placed wire and fell, with resulting injury to her shoulder that required surgery.
  • $750,000 settlement for 49-year old electrician who was caused to slip and fall while walking on a wooden ramp that was covered with snow and slush, with resulting left shoulder injury with rotator cuff tear that required arthroscopic surgery.
  • $750,000.00 settlement for 55-year old electrician who slipped and fell on empty water bottle that had been used by masons to wet the mortar, and suffered tears of the medial and lateral menisi of the right knee.
  • $750,000 settlement for 49-year old electrician who tripped and fell on debris on stairs and suffered knee injury with torn medial and lateral menisci.
  • $750,000 settlement for 36-year old electrician who tripped and fell on job site and injured his hip with resulting avascular necrosis.
  • $700,000 settlement for 57-year old electrician who tripped over door buck (outside frame of door) that was lying on the floor and suffered right knee injury with two arthroscopic surgeries followed by total knee replacement (which defendants claimed was all due to pre-existing arthritis).
  • $625,000 settlement for construction accident for 48-year old elevator mechanic who was attempting to perform repairs and fell into elevator pit that did not have a proper ladder. As a result, our client suffered trauma to the hip superimposed over pre-exisitng osteoarthritis which required surgery with left total hip prosthesis.
  • $600,000 settlement for construction accident for 46-year old electrician who slipped on debris on stairway and injured his knee with quadriceps tendon rupture requiring open quadriceps tendon repair, as well as additional arthroscopic surgery.
  • $600,000 settlement for 39-year old electrician who tripped on extension cord on stairs and suffered quadriceps tear, knee injury with tear of medial meniscus, and low back injury with exacerbation of previous degenerative disc changes.
  • $525,000 settlement after successful trial verdict for 56-year old electrician who tripped and fell due to raised computer floor panel with resulting low back sprain and disc bulge at L5-S1 (no surgery).
  • $500,000 settlement for 49-year old electrician who tripped on an uneven floor where door saddle had been removed, with resulting injury to his right knee with aggravation of prior degenerative arthritis, with torn medial and lateral menisci requiring arthroscopic surgery.
  • $500,000 settlement for 36-year old electrician with history of severe ulcerative colitis requiring 5 prior operations (including removal of colon) who slipped on oil that leaked from a machine. He suffered ventral hernia requiring further surgery.
  • $500,000 settlement for 50-year old electrician with prior history of right wrist injury, who slipped and fell on snowy, slushy ramp on construction site, with resulting scapholunate tear of right wrist that required surgery, including proximal corpecotomy with posterior interosseous neurectomy and subsequent arthrodesis (fusion).
  • $450,000 settlement for 50-year old boilermaker who tripped on ground cable and suffered fractured kneecap (patella) requiring surgery.
  • $450,000 settlement for 52-year old electrician who tripped and fell over trench dug out in floor in front of elevator, in which saddle was to be placed, with knee injury requiring surgery.
  • $420,000 settlement for 40-year old electrician who slipped and fell on stairway due to debris and suffered low back injury with herniated disc at L5-S1 (no surgery).
  • $400,000 settlement for 55-year old electrician who slipped and fell on stairs due to residue from painting contractor, with injuries to right knee (requiring arthroscopic surgery) and low back (requiring epidural injections).

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