In a New York County Construction Accident case, a $1,150,000 settlement was obtained on behalf of a 67-year old Bulgarian painter who fell from a Baker’s Scaffold while painting the bathroom of a penthouse during a renovation project. The job foreman was supposed to lock the wheels of the scaffold before the plaintiff began painting. He failed to do so causing the plaintiff to fall to the floor and seriously injure his foot. The plaintiff sustained a fractured calcaneus which required an open reduction and internal fixation surgery. New York Construction Accident Lawyers Chris Sallay and Howard Hershenhorn successfully argued that the General Contractor was liable as a matter of law pursuant to the New York State Labor Law and the case settled shortly thereafter.