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February 2018 Archives

More injuries and two worker deaths in yet ANOTHER Amtrak crash

While millions of Americans enjoyed spending time with friends and family on Super Bowl Sunday, two individuals lost their lives in tragic circumstances early that morning. A catastrophic train crash occurred near Columbia, South Carolina, killing two Amtrak employees and injuring more than 100 other people who were on board.

More Manhattan construction madness: A SoHo scaffolding collapse

The frightening collapse of a scaffold in SoHo on November 19 underscores the danger of construction in crowded areas of Manhattan -- even if you're just a bystander and not a worker. Amazingly, nobody was seriously hurt or killed this time.

Preventing construction injuries: How important is good footwear?

Construction work requires the right skills, experience, tools and equipment, especially under adverse weather conditions. Professionals will tell you that some construction injuries can be prevented when workers have proper gear that is in good shape.

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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