$275,000 Settlement for Construction Site Injury
- Date: Spring/Summer 2005
- Attorney: Jeffrey Zenna
- Settlement: $275,000
- Practice Areas: Construction Accident, Unsafe Workplace, OSHA Violations
The plaintiff, a 60-year-old construction worker, was walking on scaffolding at job site. The scaffolding had been erected by the man’s employer. However, the scaffolding was inadequately supported from below. The project manager on site was in charge of safety. Through OSHA records, Blume Donnelly attorney, Jeff Zenna, was able to establish that the safety manager was on notice of the dangerous condition as there had been similar violations in the past. In addition, evidence was discovered indicating another subcontractor was injured in a similar way prior to the plaintiff’s accident. As a result of the fall, the man suffered non-displaced pelvic fractures of his hip, which did not require surgery, but causes chronic pain.