Our firm represented a man who was working on a large construction project in Brooklyn. Our client was assigned to the roof and was told to cover the holes with plywood. He was not given any safety devices such as a harness or life line. The holes also did not have any barricades further placing him in danger of falling. He fell through a hole he was attempting to cover and landed on the concrete floor 17 feet below. Howard Raphaelson established that the property owner violated the Labor Law and was able to successfully mediate the case within 8 months of the accident. Our client, who sustained multiple rib fractures and a fractured scapula, recovered $795,000.