July 29, 2019

$1,900,000 – Construction Accident – Demolition – Neck and Shoulder Injuries

Plaintiff, a 24-year-old demolition worker was removing a large window from a wall when a large piece of metal fell from a height striking the plaintiff and knocking him to the ground. Plaintiff claimed the building owner did not provide proper safety devices under Labor Law § 240. The building owner argued they were not required to provide safety devices for the work plaintiff was performing. Plaintiff sustained a torn rotator cuff that required arthroscopic surgery as well as a herniated disc in his cervical spine requiring a one-level cervical fusion. The case was settled at mediation for $1,900,000.00 by HKD associate Jeffrey Koenig and HKD partner Jordan Hecht.

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