Chemical Burns Sustained on Job site, $500,000 Settlement

Our client was hired to aide in the construction of a concrete ramp in Watertown, NY. On the day the project was supposed to begin it was pouring rain. The job site owners instructed our client to complete the work, regardless of the weather. Our client was not provided any protective equipment to wear or use while working with the concrete. After nearly 8 hours on the job site our client’s legs began to burn. It was later determined he had suffered chemical burns. Had our client been provided with the proper equipment it is likely he would have escaped the job without injury. Instead, he spent 19 days in the hospital and had to undergo multiple skin grafts. Attorney Andrew Finkelstein settled this case for $500,000.