Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Mark V. Kuminski and our legal team have secured a $2 million settlement on behalf of an injured construction worker. Our client, who was employed as a mason, had been on working on a construction site in Princeton, New Jersey at the time of the accident. While pouring concrete, he stepped backwards into an open hole which was not covered, and fell waist deep into the open pit. As a result of the fall, he suffered an injury to his lower back which required surgery.
In the case, our client claimed the general contractor for the worksite had failed to provide safe working conditions by failing to cover the open hole. In its argument against the claim, the general contractor denied that it knew of the dangerous condition, and denied any responsibility for the condition and our client’s damages. The defendant additionally argued that our client’s back surgery was related to a pre-existing condition for which he had recently undergone surgery and had last treated for ten days earlier.
Ultimately, Mark was able to successfully refute the defendant’s arguments regarding its responsibility for the hazardous condition on the worksite and our clients’ injuries. A $2 million settlement was reached, providing our client with the financial resources needed to cover his medical treatment and expenses, and other related damages resulting from the accident.
Our firm congratulates Mark on this significant case result, and is grateful our client will now have the financial resources he requires. A Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Mark has extensive experience in complex civil cases, and has leveraged his insight to secure millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, including multiple settlements and verdicts of one million dollars or more. This includes six-figure financial recoveries in a number of cases involving construction accidents.
Though construction accidents may involve workers who suffer injuries on the job, this case is a prime example of circumstances where injured workers may have the ability to seek damages outside of an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. As was the case for our client, workers often have grounds to pursue civil personal injury lawsuits when their injuries arise from the negligence of a third party, such as a general contractor which failed to address hazardous conditions on a worksite they knew or should have known about.
If you have questions about your rights after a construction accident, or any other type of work injury or preventable accident, you can be confident about trusting your case to our caring and highly capable team. Over the years, our firm’s award-winning lawyers have secured many positive results for clients throughout the state of New Jersey, and have recovered over $1 billion in compensation on their behalves. Contact us to request a free review of your case.