Monday, November 30, 2009

New York Electrician Represented by Block O'Toole & Murphy Awarded $5.5 Million

A New York electrician represented by Block O'Toole & Murphy was awarded $5.5 million after falling from a ladder and suffering a brain injury.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2009 -- A New York electrician who suffered a brain injury after falling from a ladder was awarded a $5.5 million pretrial settlement. The plaintiff was represented by attorneys Stephen J. Murphy & David L. Scher of Block O'Toole & Murphy, a New York construction accident law firm.

The plaintiff, a 40-year-old electrician, was repairing a high bay lighting fixture when he received an electric shock and fell approximately 14-16 feet from an aluminum extension ladder. The accident took place in a Federal Express warehouse in Brooklyn. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered numerous serious injuries, including skull fractures and brain hemorrhaging. This brain injury has resulted in severe cognitive deficits, including memory loss, confusion, and depression. In addition, the plaintiff has been totally and permanently disabled from employment as a result of his injuries.

The plaintiff claimed that the defendant violated New York Labor Law by failing to provide him with any type of protection when he climbed the 28-foot ladder. The court granted the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment on liability, and the parties negotiated a $5.5 million pretrial settlement. Astro Electrical's carrier contributed $5 million and FedEx contributed $500,000.

The court of record for this case was Kings County Court in New York, Index No. 1643/2006.

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