Union Carpenter Injured While Carrying a Beam
Kenneth Halperin and Noah Katz, attorneys for Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, obtained a $2,500,000.00 recovery on behalf of a union carpenter who was injured as he carried a beam within a corridor of the defendants’ building, when he tripped over cement debris and wires on the floor surface.
The defendant owner and general contractor argued that there was no debris on the floor on the day of the accident, relying on the testimony of two purported witnesses. Ken and Noah showed through other deposition testimony of witnesses on site, jobsite photographs, and jobsite accident reports that the defendants’ position was not supported by the evidence, and that the plaintiff’s account of the accident was accurate.
As a result of his fall and the weight of the beam, the plaintiff sustained injuries to his shoulder, neck, and back. The plaintiff was required to undergo three surgeries to his shoulder following the accident. Based on the testimony obtained by our firm, the case settled two years before trial.