June 19, 2019
$2,800,000 – Labor Law – Iron Worker – Back, Knee, and Wrist injuries
Plaintiff, an Iron Worker, was installing structural steel beams with he was caused to fall from a ladder approximately 12 feet. Plaintiff sustained a broken wrist requiring internal fixation as well as back and knee injuries. Plaintiff underwent lumbar fusion surgery for a herniated disc at L4-5 as well as arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus. Plaintiff was awarded summary judgment pursuant to Labor Law 240. Defendants argued the plaintiff’s back and knee injuries were pre-existing and the plaintiff could return to work in a different job. The case was settled at mediation for $2,800,000.00, by Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., partners Jordan Hecht and Jonathan Damashek.
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