COVID-19 UPDATE: The Perecman Firm is open! Our team is working remotely and offering confidential consultations via phone, e-mail, and video conferencing. Read more from Founding Attorney, David Perecman.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers
Call Today for a Free Consultation 212.577.9325 We Are Available 24/7

Worker Injured in Fall from Fourth or Fifth Step of Ladder

RESULT: Result: $3.072 Million Recovered for Worker Injured In Fall From Ladder​

The Perecman Firm secured a $3,072,931 jury verdict for a worker who was injured in a fall from a ladder.

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. represented a client who sustained herniations of his C4-5, C5-6 and L5-S1 intervertebral discs and trauma that produced impingement of his left, non-dominant arm's shoulder.

On Feb. 16, 2007, the plaintiff, a construction worker, worked at a construction site that was located at in Manhattan. The plaintiff was plastering a ceiling, and the work necessitated his use of a ladder. The plaintiff claimed that the ladder collapsed while he was standing on its fourth or fifth step. He contended that he sustained injuries of his back, his neck and a shoulder.

The plaintiff sued the premises' owner. He alleged that the construction site violated the New York State Labor Law.

The plaintiff claimed that the ladder was not structurally sound. He contended that the ladder had been shaking for several hours and that he informed a supervisor, but that a replacement was not provided. The plaintiff’s counsel claimed that the incident stemmed from an elevation-related hazard, as defined by Labor Law 240(1), and that the plaintiff was not provided the proper, safe equipment that is a requirement of the statute.

Defense counsel noted that the accident was not witnessed and that a report was not filed.

The plaintiff’s counsel moved for summary judgment of liability, and the motion was granted. The trial addressed damages. A settlement amount of $3,072, 931 was reached after the jury verdict.

More Than $500 million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

See Our Results
  • $40,000,000*
    Medical malpractice. Child's brain damage.
    Construction worker fell from a ladder, jury verdict.
    Construction worker/ laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.
See Our Results


  • “Like Family!”

    - Alyssa O

  • “Mr. Perecman had my best interests at heart.”

    - Anonymous

  • “He made a difference for me and my family.”

    - Jose J.

  • “Best choice I made!”

    - Pedro B.

  • “One of the best decisions I had ever made!”

    - Joseph L.

View More
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.