Block O'Toole & Murphy Announces $2,300,000 Settlement for Non- Union Laborer That Suffered Leg Injury In Construction Accident

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$2,300,000 Settlement for Non- Union Laborer That Suffered Leg Injury In Construction Accident

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP is pleased to announce that a settlement in the amount of $2,300,000 was reached on May 20, 2013 on behalf of a 62 year old non-union laborer that was injured in a July 2009 construction accident.

The case, which was pending in New York Supreme Court, Kings County under Index Number 19506/2009, involved a laborer working as a flagman at a construction project on West 54th Street in Manhattan. While the worker was safeguarding pedestrians and vehicles during the delivery of materials to the site, a truck delivering stone ran over the worker's foot while backing into the project, resulting in severe fractures to the foot and ankle requiring multiple surgeries. These facts were established during the discovery phase of the case. While the truck driver and his employer attempted to lay blame for the happening of the accident on the injured laborer, firm Partners Jeffrey Block and S. Joseph Donahue argued that the driver and his employer were responsible for the accident.

The case once again underscores the ever present dangers in construction work and the devastating injuries that affect New York construction workers. However, the settlement also reaffirms that the experienced trial lawyers of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP ( are committed to fighting for the rights of injured workers. As stated by Jeffrey Block regarding the case, "While our client's life will always be affected by his injuries, being able to provide him with a sense of justice is an important part of his healing process".

Block O'Toole & Murphy has successfully represented construction workers of all trades, including ironworkers, carpenters (, electricians (, sandhogs and laborers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, feel free to call the construction accident lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP ( for a free consultation at (212) 736-5300 or visit them at

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