We are proud to announce that WRSMH attorney Konstantin Burshteyn has secured a $6.5 million settlement for our client, a 38-year-old undocumented laborer from El Salvador. Our client was a roofer working on a renovation project for a single-family home when he suffered a serious fall due to the general contractor's failure to provide adequate safety devices.
Our client's injuries were severe and included injuries to his neck, back, and extremities. He underwent multiple surgeries, including cervical and lumbar fusion surgeries, as well as arthroscopic surgeries to address his ankle, shoulder, and knee injuries. His injuries have had a significant impact on his quality of life, and he will require ongoing medical care and treatment.
Despite the defendants' claims that our client was solely responsible for his injuries because he detached himself from the safety rope, Konstantin demonstrated that the general contractor was negligent in their duty to provide adequate safety equipment. Konstantin was able to secure summary judgment under labor laws 240(1) and 241(6), holding the defendants 100% liable.
We are particularly proud of our ability to resolve this case in less than three years from the date of the accident. We know that our client and his family have been through a great deal of pain and uncertainty, and we were committed to achieving a timely and just resolution for them.
We are also grateful for the referral of this case by one of Konstantin's former clients. At WRSMH, we take great pride in the relationships we build with our clients and in the trust they place in us to handle their legal needs.
This settlement is a reminder of the importance of proper safety equipment and training for all workers, regardless of their immigration status. We are committed to fighting for the rights of all workers and holding negligent employers accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.