Truck Driver Receives $730,000 Settlement

Our client, a truck driver, was rear-ended on Dolson Avenue in Middletown, NY. The reckless driver who struck our client failed to slow down even though they were approaching a red light. He was issued several citations, including driver inattention, driver distraction, and following too closely. The force of the impact left our client severely […]

Union Member Injured by Defective Equipment, $725,000 Settlement

Defective equipment is a leading cause of preventable workplace injuries. It is vital that employers remove any defective or worn down equipment that could cause an injury. Unfortunately, our client’s employer failed to provide his workers with safety equipment, and our client paid the price. Our 31-year-old client, a union member and Oswego lineman was […]

Carlos’ Law: Proposed Legislation for Construction Worker Safety

Have you heard about the proposed legislation entitled Carlos’ Law?  Well, if you have not, it is a Construction Worker Safety bill that is being championed by Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst),  Sens. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and 4 other co-sponsors.  Carlos’ Law, known officially as S.4373B, would increase fines and […]

Fall Down Accident on Manhattan Job site, $600,000 Settlement

Our client was on a Manhattan job site that was noticeably unsafe. He warned the general contractor and foreman several times about equipment repeatedly being left scattered around the job site. Even though a cluttered, disorganized job site poses obvious risks for a fall down accident, neither the general contractor nor the foreman did anything […]