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November 2014 Archives

WTC construction site plagued by safely violations and injuries

For New Yorkers and citizens around the world, the 16 acre site on which the World Trade Center buildings stand is hallowed ground. Since construction began at the site in 2003, the New York Port Authority was under tremendous pressure to ensure the project honored the memories of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001 and was also completed in a timely manner.

New York City drops speed limit to 25 mph: will it help?

It’s a simple act carried out millions of times each New York City day: walking across the street. Because our streets are congested with cars, buses, cabs and other motor vehicles, walking across the street can be a dangerous activity.

New York City crane accidents: a follow-up

A familiar thought experiment begins with a simple question: if a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Our long-times readers will no doubt recall an article we published that touched upon the thought experiment with a line from a U.S. District Court: "If a crane falls in New York City, someone is almost always there to hear it - and be hit by it. The City's high density makes it all but certain that a crane accident will never be far enough from public sidewalks or nearby buildings to lack impact on public safety."

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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