Galfand Berger LLP obtained a pretrial settlement for a 22-year-old residential construction framer who fell from a third-floor apartment building under construction to the ground below suffering paraplegic injuries. During its investigation and in the course of discovery in the worker’s case, Galfand Berger LLP was able to develop evidence to establish that their client was not provided with adequate fall protection while erecting an exterior wall on a new apartment building complex. Because the safety railing the worker leaned against was not erected in accordance with OSHA requirements (capable of withstanding 200 pounds of lateral force against it) it pulled free resulting in Plaintiff plummeting three stories below to the ground. Evidence developed during the case established that the building’s property owner, its general contractor and contractor that hired the worker’s employer, as well as the actual employer, were all responsible for allowing an unsafe condition to exist and failing to provide adequate fall protection that led to our client’s injuries.
Attorney Richard Jurewicz resolved this matter for $12 million.