Verdicts & Settlements

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Settlement

$4,500,000

Construction Accident

for a 36-year-old ironworker who suffered back, hip and knee injuries, as well as the loss of internal organs when the lift upon which he was working was struck by the boom of a crane

Settlement

$4,250,000

Construction Accident

for a 53-year-old plumber who suffered serious neck, shoulder and hip injuries requiring surgery as a result of a falling from a ladder

judgment

$4,250,000

Labor & Employment

Working with a team of forensic accountants and skilled union-member investigators discovered an employer maintained off the books payrolls used to avoid fringe benefit liability. After judgment was obtained, the benefit funds recovered $4.25 million from the personal assets of the employer’s principal. District Council Benefit Funds v. On Par, 2007 WL 1834706 (S.D.N.Y., June 25, 2007).

Settlement

$4,150,000

Personal Injury

to the estate of a 47-year-old executive who perished in the crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island

Jury Verdict

$4,100,000

Personal Injury

for a 22-year-old woman who was rendered paraplegic when the motorcycle upon which she was riding as a passenger slid off the roadway

Settlement

$4,000,000

Construction Accident

to a 25-year-old laborer who fell from the unguarded edge of a high-rise under construction resulting in head injuries and permanent disability from employment

Settlement

$3,750,000

Construction Accident

for a 45-year-old union carpenter who was injured when he slipped on an electrical cord and fell down a concrete stairway causing him to suffer a fractured ankle requiring surgical fusion, a lumbar herniation requiring fusion surgery, and a torn rotator cuff requiring arthroscopic surgery

Settlement

$3,750,000

Construction Accident

for a 52-year-old union carpenter who was injured while working on a scaffold when a scaffold wheel slipped into a hole in the floor, causing the scaffold to topple over As a result, he suffered fractures of his left leg requiring open reduction and internal fixation surgery and a total knee replacement on his right leg

Jury Verdict

$3,700,000

Construction Accident

for the wrongful death of a 49-year-old laborer who fell from a defective hoist