$13.2M: A jury returned a verdict for an injured construction worker who fell four feet from a crane on the 2nd Avenue Subway project. The worker suffered torn ligaments in his shoulder that required surgery and post-concussion symptoms including short term memory loss and difficulty with his executive functioning.
$4,500,000.00 – A settlement for a Union Carpenter who permanently injured his back, lifting a steel beam into a service elevator.
$4,000,000.00: A settlement from an insurance company, after it was determined that a construction worker needed surgery and would not be able to return to construction work.
$3,295,000.00: A verdict against the New York City Transit Authority for a janitor who slipped and fell down an outdoor subway staircase during a rainstorm.
$3,250,000.00: A settlement for a scaffold worker who injured his neck and back after being struck by a falling scaffold pipe.
$2,250,000.00: A settlement on behalf of a non-union laborer who sustained permanent injuries to his neck, back and knees at a Jamaica Avenue construction site in Queens.
$2,000,000.00: A settlement for a construction worker who fell from an unsecured ladder while installing sheetrock, resulting in a mild traumatic brain injury and herniation’s to his neck requiring cervical fusion surgery.
$1,525,000.00: A settlement from the City of New York and another defendant for a laborer who sustained back injuries at a Bronx construction site.
$1,500,000.00: A settlement for a woman walking on the sidewalk, who injured her neck and back after being struck by a fork-lift.
$1,250,000.00: A settlement for a plumber who tripped over pieces of debris at a construction site, injuring different areas of his lower back.
$700,000.00: A settlement at mediation for a construction worker who fell through an open elevator shaft during construction of a Manhattan high-rise sustaining injuries to his shoulder and knee, requiring arthroscopic surgeries.
$600,000.00: A settlement for a worker who fell off a scaffold, injuring his knee and shoulder.
$387,500.00: A settlement for a construction worker who fell off a roof, injuring his leg and foot.
$240,000.00: A settlement for a construction worker who fell into an open hole at a construction site, injuring his shoulder and neck.
$200,000.00: A settlement for a construction worker who was cutting metal and sustained lacerations to his arm.
$165,000.00: A settlement for a construction worker who fell from a ladder, sustaining injuries to his neck.
$160,000.00: A settlement for a construction worker who sustained an injury when a cellar door closed on his foot.