David M. Hoffman, attorney with Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, was able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $1,850,000.00 for a 43-year-old man who was injured when he was struck by a falling object while working as a carpenter on a construction site. Specifically, the plaintiff was injured when he was struck by an 8 ft. x 2 ft. metal Ulma form weighing over 80 lbs., which was not secured. The incident occurred during construction of a new building. The plaintiff, a construction worker in the course of his employment, sustained serious injuries when the unsecured and improperly placed metal form fell over and onto his left leg, causing him to fall to the floor. As a result of this incident, he suffered serious injuries to his left knee, left ankle, and lower back, and required spinal surgery and knee surgery.