Construction Accident - Fall Injury
Bryce Moses represented a 63 year old worker who was catastrophically injured when he fell from a ground level dumpster as he was loading construction debris. As a result of the fall, in which he broke two vertebrae, 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. A ladder, he argued, was a necessary device for the job because his client was required to climb into the dumpster to perform his work.
The Defendant argued that 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.