Our partner, Barry Washor, recently settled a case shortly before trial in Kings County Supreme Court for $2.75 million. The case involved an undocumented Mexican national who was 37 years old at the time of the accident. The plaintiff was working as a laborer doing sheet rocking on a construction project. He was standing on the top rung of a 10′ high ladder, when the ladder began to shake while he was sheet rocking and he lost his balance. He slid down the ladder head first until he was stopped by the bottom rung. The plaintiff’s summary judgment motion was granted pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) as the ladder was in violation of the New York State Labor Law.
The plaintiff sustained multiple injuries requiring surgery including arthroscopic shoulder surgery and a cervical fusion. He had not returned to work since the accident.
After two failed mediation sessions, on the eve of trial, Mr. Washor was able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $2.75 Million on behalf of the plaintiff. Congratulations to Mr. Washor on this exceptional result.
Due to the complex nature of construction accident lawsuits, it’s within the best interest of victims to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our attorneys have decades of combined experience. Our attorneys’ experience combined with a unique knowledge of the law has led to a number of enviable verdicts and settlements.
If you have suffered an injury in a construction accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any damages incurred. Please call 212-406-1700 or contact us online for a free case evaluation from Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool. We will do anything in our power to help you secure the compensation you may be entitled to.