Cases: Falling Objects

  • $2.7 million settlement for construction accident for 28-year old apprentice electrician who was struck in the head by a cement-filled shovel that was accidentally dropped from a higher floor of the job site. Our client (who thankfully was wearing a hard-hat) suffered neck injuries including a compression fracture of the C-5 vertebra and cervical disc herniations. He also suffered a severe psychiatric reaction, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • $2.5 million settlement for construction accident for 37-year old carpenter foreman who was injured while supervising delivery of heavy material at construction site, where his employer was using backhoe to unload materials when they shifted and started to fall; and he jumped off the truck to avoid being struck by the falling load and injured his knee. We successfully argued that the defendants had violated the Industrial Code regulations regarding the use of material hoists. He suffered torn medial meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament tear requiring two arthroscopic knee reconstruction procedures and developed chronic low back injury due to his impaired gait.
  • $1.8 million settlement for construction accident for 32-year old electrician who was injured when his co-workers dropped a piece of Kindorf [galvanized steel strut channel] through a floor opening. The Kindorf fell approximately 16 feet and struck our client in the head. Although our client was wearing a hardhat, he suffered a skull fracture which required surgery.
  • $1.25 million settlement during trial for construction accident for 40-year old sheetmetal worker who was installing duct work to air conditioning unit that was installed the day before. The unit was improperly suspended and one side dropped about one foot and struck our client, who was working on a ladder. He was struck in the neck and shoulder and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy, with rotator cuff injury and impingement (no surgery).
  • $600,000 settlement for construction accident for 54-year old laborer foreman on construction project to refurbish an old bridge, who suffered crush injury of the foot with multiple fractures requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, when the operating engineer who was moving a heavy Jersey barrier with a backhoe failed to hoist it in conformity with the Industrial Code. Although the lower court dismissed this case, we were successful on appeal in reversing that decision and reinstating the lawsuit.
  • $450,000 settlement for construction accident for 63-year old electrician who was struck by falling debris that was being dropped without appropriate safeguards, with injuries to the right shoulder and both wrists. He required shoulder surgery for torn rotator cuff and had surgery on both wrists for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Case Results

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $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.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    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 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.

  • $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.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.