Our Results > $2.15 Million for Immigrant Laborer who Fell

Our client was pointing bricks on the exterior of a five story building in the Bronx when the extension ladder he was on slipped out from under him. He fell 16 feet and sustained a fractured knee cap. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. He underwent surgery and had to undergo a year of physical therapy. He can no longer work as a laborer.

We filed a claim against the building’s owner for not taking adequate safety precautions for elevation-related hazards. The defense tried to blame our client and accused him of illegally entering and remaining in the country. Although the judge allowed the defense to do it, we argued and the jury agreed that it didn’t remove the owner’s responsibility to provide a safe workplace. The jury found our clients damages, past and future, to be $2.15 Million.