While working as a Steamfitter on a construction site in New York, our client, a 60-year-old from the Bronx, was struck by a 200-pound pipe that was being hoisted in order to install it to an i-beam. The impact of this collision resulted in serious injury to the Steamfitter, who ultimately was never able to return to work.
Our firm used extensive resources including an economist and medical experts to prove our case, with the help of National Arbitration mediator Robert Adams.
After aggressive litigation, at a final pretrial conference in Bronx County, the terms of a $1.8 Million Dollar settlement were reached between partner Howard Raphaelson and a mechanical contractor that was hired by Bronx Community College and the City of New York.
We are proud that we were able to obtain an award that will allow this injured worker to support himself and his family for the rest of his life, and hope this matter serves to help make job sites safer for workers throughout New York.