New York, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Steven Schwartzapfel, founder of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., announces recent $2 million settlement for the firm’s client as a result of an undocumented day laborer being struck by a crossbeam while dismantling a scaffold at a renovation project in New York City (Case #: SC/Bronx 302271/2007).
According to court documents, the impact propelled the plaintiff off the scaffold and down the side of the building. He fell approximately forty feet and landed on a tin ventilation grate that saved his life, but caused severe injuries to his back and shoulder. As a result, the plaintiff underwent spine and shoulder surgery. According to court documents, the defendants failed to provide basic safety equipment, including harnesses and safety nets. The case settled at trial for $2,000,000.
“Although a win in court can never completely repair the emotional trauma of a serious accident, it does provide reparations for the loss in wages and hospital costs,” Steven Schwartzapfel, founder of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. explained. “We were pleased that our client got the recompense he deserved.”
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. is a New York personal injury law firm that was founded by Steven Schwartzapfel. With over 150 combined years of experience, this dedicated team provides support for and assistance to anyone involved with an accident or other personal injury. For almost three decades, the firm has been fighting to protect those who cannot help themselves. To learn more about Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., or to schedule a free consultation, contact us at 516-342-2200 or visit on the web at http://www.fightingforyou.com.