On July 31, 2012, our partner, Christopher L. Sallay, was granted summary judgment in a New York Construction accident case pursuant to §240(1) of the New York State Labor Law against the general contractor for the construction project.
On October 26, 2008, the plaintiff, a painter, susstained injury when the baker scaffold on which he was working shifted due to unlocked wheels resulting in him losing his balance and fall feet first to the floor, approximately 4-6 feet.
The plaintiff sustained a severe calcaneal fracture to his right foot which required surgery in which he doctors inserted 15 screws and 3 plates into his heel. He now walks with the assistance of a cane most of the time and has not gone back to work since the accident.
This matter will now proceed to trial on damages only.
The New York Construction Accident Attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have years of experience representing construction workers who have suffered injury and /or death in construction accidents in New York.