After a truck driver fell from heights, suffering traumatic brain injury, they turned to Raphaelson & Levine for help.
The serious injury occurred when the owner of the large warehouse located in New York City negligently and recklessly required our client, a truck driver, to go on top of this vehicle without the proper safety equipment or fall protection.
Inevitably, the driver fell off the rig, plummeting headfirst into the concrete ground which resulted in a traumatic brain injury that left our client with memory loss, cognitive deficits, and loss of hearing in one ear. After five years of intense litigation, Raphaelson and Levine were able to secure justice for our client in the form of a $1.75 settlement during mediation, that will take care of himself and his family for the rest of their lives.
An important take away from this case is that property owners and businesses must look out for the safety of those who come onto their property. Safety before profits should be the most important agenda for any busy that requires their own workers or those that perform any work on their property, to be subject to elevation dangers.