$3.5 million-dollar settlement for construction worker.FACTS: The injured worker, Abbas, was a 55-year-old operating engineer who was struck and killed by a pipe that fell from an excavator. The recovery was for his widow and three adult children.
$2.4 million-dollar settlement for injured Laborer.FACTS: A cement laborer was injured as the result of falling through an opening in the floor. He sustained a fractured arm. The settlement was payment for lost earnings and pain and suffering.
$2 million-dollar settlement for family of deceased laborer.FACTS: A laborer fell from the second floor of a building under construction sustaining injuries which resulted in his death. The settlement was for his wife and teen age child.
$2 million-dollar settlement for laborer injured by falling plywood.FACTS: Ambrose is a 45-year-old laborer who was loading 6’x4′ plywood sheets onto an A frame dolly when the load shifted causing the plywood to fall on and fracture his left leg. The building owner and general contractor were held liable for failing to secure the dolly and in failing to provide Ambrose with a safe jobsite.
$3 million-dollar recovered in workplace Injury case.FACTS: While working as a driller’s assistant on a harbor-dredging project on the Delaware River in Pennsylvania, 36-year-old Russel was struck by an undefined object. Russel was supporting two drilling towers when the object struck him in the head. He is now suffering from epilepsy resulting from his injury.
The jury found that Russel had grounds to sue under the Jones Act because the barge that he was working on was considered a “vessel” and it was considered unseaworthy. The case was decided in a U.S. District Court for Southern New York where he was awarded $3 million.