$667,000 Settlement for Construction Worker Injured in Box Fall
- Date: Fall 1998
- Settlement: $667,000
- Practice Areas: Construction Accident, Unsafe Workplace
A construction worker was standing in a 4 x 8, three-sided wooden box that was being raised by a forklift when it tipped over. The worker was thrown approximately 18 feet to the ground, which caused a burst fracture of the L-1 vertebra in his back. After a laminectomy, bone graft, and internal fixation, he continues to suffer back pain.
The firm obtained a $667,000 settlement.