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I. Bryce Moses and Steven Dorfman represented a 63 year old worker who was catastrophically injured when he fell from a ladder as he was loading construction debris into a ground level dumpster. As a result of the fall, in which he shattered his spine, the worker was paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair. At trial, Mr. Moses argued that the Defendant, the School Construction Authority of New York, was responsible because it failed to provide his client with appropriate safety devices to perform his job. The ladder, he argued, was an improper device for the job because it required his client to climb into the dumpster to perform his work.

The Defendant argued that they never provided a ladder to the worker and the worker was never instructed, nor did he have any reason, to climb into the dumpster at all. After selecting a jury and prior to opening statements the School Construction Authority of New York agreed to pay $3.1 Million in personal injury and worker's compensation benefits to ensure that our client would be provided with the necessary care for the rest of his life.