May 14, 2019

$7,900,000 Construction Workers Injured When a Scaffold Collapsed

Plaintiffs, members of Local 79 and Local 235, respectfully, were injured when they were both caused to fall when the scaffold they were standing on collapsed. Both plaintiffs sustained serious injuries to their spine requiring surgery. Plaintiffs commenced an action against the owner of the project and the general contractor alleging violations of Labor Law § 240. The defendants argued that the scaffold did not collapse and the plaintiffs’ were exaggerating their injuries. HKD was able to track down former employees who confirmed how the accident occurred and undermined the defendants’ position. The case was settled mediation by HKD partner, Jordan Hecht, for a total of $7,900,000.

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