WRSHM attorneys Noah Katz and Michael Zisser were retained to represent four construction workers who were injured when a large deck collapsed on a construction site. One of the workers was on top of the deck when it collapsed, causing him to fall to the floor below, while the other three were on the floor below and were struck by falling objects. Our firm’s aggressive handling of the case compelled the insurance carriers to agree to mediation before the plaintiffs were deposed. As a result, we were able to resolve three of the four cases very early on in the litigation.
One of the cases involved a 32-year-old union concrete worker who underwent a cervical fusion and an arthroscopic knee surgery. This case was settled for $3.2 million. Another case involved a 65-year-old union concrete worker who underwent a total knee replacement and percutaneous discectomy. This case was settled for $1.85 million. The third case involved a 38-year-old union concrete worker who underwent a lumbar laminectomy. This case was settled for $1.35 million plus a reduction of the workers’ compensation lien.