Construction Accident – Labor Law Case

$3.5 Million Settlement

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Our client, a 30-year-old man, was doing maintenance work at a New York television studio. His task was to apply plaster to a ceiling damaged by water. He used an “A-Frame” aluminum 8-foot ladder to perform the repair. To finish the job, he needed to close the ladder and lean it against the wall because a nearby generator prohibited him from opening the ladder. While on the ladder, it shifted, causing our client to lose his balance. He braced his hand against the wall and felt a “pop” and burning sensation in his neck. We claimed a violation of Labor Law §240(1). As a result, he had sustained a serious neck injury requiring multiple surgeries including a cervical fusion.