New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
On October 11, 2013, the New York construction injury attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP settled a case for $1,325,000 for a client who injured his back during the construction of a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan. The case, Ibrohim Rahmonov v. 250 East Borrower, LLC, et. al, was litigated in Supreme Court, Kings County under Index Number 15115/2010. According to the deposition testimony, the injury occurred during the construction of an apartment building at 250 East 49th Street in Manhattan. Plaintiff, a painter, stepped out onto the balcony of a fourth floor apartment during a break to make a phone call. One of the metal grating sections that comprised the balcony floor suddenly tipped over, causing the worker to fall down to the third floor balcony below. The defense argued that the worker had been specifically instructed, both verbally by his boss and by a posted sign, to not enter the balcony. According to the pleadings and medical records, Plaintiff alleged a low back injury characterized by a burst fracture at the L1 vertebrae and underwent an emergency back surgery that involved a two-level fusion.
The case settled prior to trial for $1,325,000. The case was handled by Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP Partners Stephen J. Murphy and David L. Scher. Mr. Murphy announced, "We are very pleased with this settlement. Our client suffered a significant spine injury, and now he has received fair compensation."
Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP handles New York construction site falls, scaffold and crane accidents, ladder accidents, hoisting incidents and other work place injuries. Through hard work and dedication, the firm has recovered over $700 Million in personal injury verdicts and settlements for their injured clients. The firm also accepts other personal injury matters, including car and truck accidents, medical malpractice actions and other victims of general negligence. The experienced injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP can always be reached for a free consultation at (212) 736-5300.