Welcome to the official law blog of Caesar, Napoli & Spivak, premier injury lawyers. In this article, we will discuss a groundbreaking case involving a construction worker who suffered life-changing injuries due to a preventable fall while on the job. The worker was recently awarded a staggering $53.5 million in damages after a Brooklyn jury found the contracting company liable for their failure to provide adequate safety measures.
The Incident: On August 8, 2017, tragedy struck when a construction worker was working on a Brooklyn construction project for a contracting company. He was tasked with installing an air conditioner condenser on a rooftop when he fell from a height of 10 feet, landing on the rooftop below. The fall caused severe fractures to his spine, necessitating immediate emergency surgery. Tragically, the worker’s spinal cord was damaged in the fall, resulting in permanent paralysis from the waist down. His life was forever altered, and he now requires constant medical care and assistance with everyday activities.
The Verdict: After a comprehensive trial, a Brooklyn jury delivered a landmark verdict on April 21. The jury unanimously found the defendant responsible for failing to ensure the worker’s safety at the time of the incident. As a result of this negligence, they awarded the worker an unprecedented $53.5 million in damages. This substantial compensation aims to address the worker’s extensive medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and the significant impact the accident has had on his quality of life.