Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP attorney Andrea Borden was able to obtain at settlement at trial in the amount of $1.5 million on behalf of her client, a 33-year-old Brooklyn man. The plaintiff was performing work in connection with a major renovation project on a building in the Bronx. He was made to fall off a scaffold outside of the building, sustaining injuries to his neck and shoulder. The defendant, the owner of the building, disputed the plaintiff’s claims. The defense claimed that the plaintiff was specifically told to perform his work inside of the building, that he had been provided with adequate safety equipment inside the building, and that he acted recalcitrantly in ignoring these instructions and choosing to use what he knew was an unsafe scaffold outside of the building. The defense further claimed that the plaintiff had made a full recovery and returned to work shortly after the accident. The case was settled at trial for $1.5 million.

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