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37-year-old father of four compensated for serious injury at construction site

This month our firm secured a $1,400,000.00 settlement on behalf of a non-union construction worker who wrenched his neck and back, sustaining injuries to his head, left shoulder and both knees, when a scaffold partially collapsed.  A tower frame alongside a building on the Dumbo waterfront broke and swung outward, causing the scaffold worker to fall nearly ten feet over the edge, where he was found dangling from a lanyard approximately ten stories above the ground.  Our investigation, including interviews with witnesses and our engineer’s subsequent inspection of the scaffold tower, revealed the couplers that secured the frames together failed, bending, breaking and causing the collapse.   The building owner and general contractor, who were responsible for furnishing safe and adequate scaffolding so as to give proper protection to the worker, were held responsible accordingly.   This settlement will provide this then 37-year-old father of four with compensation for the pain, suffering and medical expenses caused by this incident, easing the financial burden he and his family have faced for the past three years.

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