$6.4 Million 'Struck by Falling Object' Construction Injury Settlement

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Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm secured a monumental victory, obtaining a staggering $6.4 million in compensation for a New York construction worker who faced an unimaginable ordeal.

Picture this: a diligent worker, going about their day, only to be suddenly and brutally crushed by a massive 1,500-pound, mattress-sized piece of steel—a sheer force of gravity turned foe.

The steel beam not only shattered the physical well-being of our client but also brought to light the stark reality of workplace dangers lurking in the construction industry.

Our seasoned construction accident attorneys conducted a thorough investigation of the events leading to this harrowing incident. We affirming that every worker is entitled to a safe workplace under Labor Law 240, and argued that safety should never be sidelined in the pursuit of progress.

Known as the "Scaffold Law," is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect construction workers in New York. This law places absolute liability on owners and contractors for gravity-related injuries that result from inadequate safety measures at construction sites.

Specifically, it mandates that workers be provided with proper scaffolding, hoists, harnesses, ladders, and other safety gear to protect against falls from heights or being hit by falling objects.

This case underscores the crucial responsibility of construction project leaders to put worker safety at the forefront, and exemplifies our firm's commitment to  protecting workers against the backdrop of potentially life-threatening workplace hazards.

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