We recently represented a New York City construction worker who was injured when he fell from a scaffold at a construction site. He sustained serious injuries, including a fractured arm and lacerations to multiple parts of his body. As a result, he was disabled and unable to work for over two years following the accident. The injured worker trusted his attorneys at Raphaelson and Levine to fully litigate the case in order to get the best possible result. The case settled on the eve of trial for $400,000.During the course of litigation, the defendants refused to take responsibility for this accident, even though they knew all along they were in direct violation of Labor Law 240, which protects NYC construction workers working at elevated heights.
After lengthy and hard-fought litigation–which included multiple depositions, voluminous paper discovery, and numerous motions–the firm was able to obtain summary judgment against the defendant. This means the court found the defendant 100% liable for the plaintiff’s injuries. Still, the defendant did not want to pay the injured worker the compensation he deserved.
Our firm’s trial attorney, Jared Glugeth, picked a jury in King’s Supreme Court. The defendants brought in one of the defense industry’s top lawyers to try the case. After picking a jury, the defendants realized they were going to lose and decided to pay the plaintiff the compensation he deserved.