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April 2013 Archives

Two drivers injured in New York scaffolding accident

Scaffolds can be dangerous enough for construction workers. Falls and other scaffolding accidents are frequent causes of construction worker injury and death, but scaffolds pose other dangers. One recent car accident that sent two drivers to the hospital involved scaffolding.

Federal officials: Texting contributed to fatal helicopter crash

Texting is well known as a distraction for car and truck drivers, with increasing numbers of drivers admitting to texting behind the wheel, and increasing numbers of fatal texting-while-driving accidents as well. As smartphones become more and more indispensible, their use is becoming a factor in more and more accidents across many types of transportation.

Construction worker trapped up to chest in mud for four hours

Construction workers know their work environment can be hazardous. They may fall, be electrocuted, hit their heads or encounter any number of other hazards. In the right conditions, even mud can be the source of a construction accident.

Scaffolding collapses in New York accident, 12 injured

People across New York know how congested the roads can get. When the traffic on the roads combines with the seemingly endless construction that is often going on, pedestrians and motorists can get overwhelmed by all the activity and may not be able to avoid dangerous situations. Scaffolding that is generally erected outside of buildings under construction can take over sidewalks, making it very difficult for pedestrians to get around safely.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $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.

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