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Result: Worker Fell From Ladder

The Perecman Firm Secures $15,208,168 Verdict for Injured Worker

In February 2003, plaintiff was injured when he fell off a frame ladder while trying to install sheet metal. He sustained elbow, finger, knee and shoulder injuries. He sued the defendants, claiming that they violated labor laws because he was not provided safe equipment. He claimed that the ladder was wobbly and that the injury took place under the state's elevation-related hazard statute.

Breakdown of $15,208,168 plaintiff verdict:

  • $199,972 for past and future medical costs
  • $141,015 for past lost earnings capability
  • $4,843,604 for future lost earnings capability
  • $2.5 million for past pain and suffering
  • $1,760,000 for future pain and suffering
  • $592,055 for future loss of health insurance
  • $9,693 for past lost health insurance
  • $2.1 million for future loss of annuity
  • $25,470 for past loss of annuity
  • $3,036,359 for future and past loss of pension benefits

The case settled after verdict for $7,940,000.

The Perecman Firm is a proud advocate for workers injured in falls from heights. According to Code § 23-1.7, employers should take measures to protect construction workers against a variety of hazards, such as:

  1. Overhead Hazards
  2. Falling Hazards
  3. Drowning Hazards
  4. Slipping Hazards
  5. Tripping & Other Hazards
  6. Vertical Passage
  7. Contaminated Air or Oxygen Deficiency
  8. Corrosive Substances
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