Our firm achieved a $1.5 million settlement for an injured construction worker and his family on December 28, 2012. Steven Levin and Michael Bonamarte represented the plaintiff in the case. Our client was working as a temporary laborer at a residential construction site hired to do clean-up work at the site. While there, the victim was sweeping and picking up various debris on the second floor. Another temporary laborer from the agency and the victim moved a piece of plywood that was covering a chimney stack opening to that they could sweep around and underneath it. Our client did not see the large hole because the piece of plywood was obstructing his view and fell through the opening to the ground floor, sustaining serious injuries. His injuries included a fractured ankle, fractured pelvis, and fractured hip.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) law requires holes like the one that our client fell through to be affixed and marked. The chimney that our client fell through was neither fixed nor marked. OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation, especially in the workplace. These laws are in place to protect the health and safety of all workers, including construction workers.
If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, it is important that you understand your rights to any benefits and compensation owed to you under the law. Construction site accidents can be severe and life altering. Our firm understands that after going through such trauma your goals are to make sure your medical bills are paid and covered, that you do not suffer financially through lost wages, and that your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your work. Our firm has significant experience handling cases for victims of construction accidents and their families. This experience in matters of construction workplace liability has enabled us to recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients in such cases. If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, please contact our experienced construction accident attorneys for a consultation to review the specific facts of your case with you and inform you of your legal rights, free of charge.