Labor Law – Fall from Scaffold - $4,200,000 – Bronx County, 2018
A 62-year-old man was injured while performing renovation work at a commercial property. He was working atop a scaffold when the scaffold shifted causing him to fall approximately six feet onto the floor. The scaffold did not have guardrails around or above the platform. In addition, the scaffold was missing one of the brakes used for locking each of the wheels into place. As a result of his accident he sustained serious injuries to his head, wrist, shoulder, hip, neck, and back. He required fusion surgery to repair the damage in his neck, and a separate fusion surgery to repair the damage in his lower back. The case settled before trial for $4,200,000.