Two weeks ago The Dervishi Law Group secured a $2,250,000.00 settlement on behalf of a non-union laborer who sustained permanent injuries to his neck, back and knees at a Jamaica Avenue construction site in Queens. The worker was standing on a pile of castings on the back of a dump truck, rigging the top casting to four chains hanging from a front end loader. With only three of the four chains rigged, the operator of the front end loader lifted the bucket, striking the laborer and knocking him up off the truck and onto the sidewalk below. Although the operator of the front end loader denied that he hit the laborer with the backhoe, claiming instead that the laborer had slipped from the side of the truck, after years of litigation and extensive negotiations, we were able negotiate this 2.25 million dollar settlement on the laborer’s behalf, allowing him to provide some level of financial security for himself, his wife and his young children.
This month The Dervishi Law Group secured a $1,525,000.00 settlement from the City of New York and another defendant for a laborer who sustained back injuries at a Bronx construction site on East 75th Street. The laborer, who was paid in cash, maintained that an un-shored trench in the roadway collapsed, causing him to fall approximately six to eight feet, sustaining his injuries. The general contractor at the site insisted that the trench did not collapse, and testified that he had seen the laborer deliberately throw himself into the excavation. Despite the contractor’s somewhat astonishing allegations, after years of litigation, The Dervishi Law Group was able to negotiate over 1.5 million dollars in restitution for the worker.
The Dervishi Law Group, and attorney Duane Morgan, represented a union carpenter who suffered a fall at work.This carpenter complained to his employer of neck and head pain, but he did not receive medical attention from a doctor. Instead, he continued working light (part time) duty for 7 months.This resulted in the employer laying him off from his job for missing so much work.This is when the union carpenter decided to seek legal counsel.
Almost 3 years after the original injury, the carpenter required neck surgery.Testimony from several doctors claimed his neck problems were degenerative issues.The Dervishi Law Group, along with attorney Duane Morgan, was able to prove differently.This resulted in the insurance company paying the carpenter for his lost wages, as well as, pain and suffering in the amount of $2,200,000.
If you have been injured in a construction accident it is important to have a reputable, knowledgeable, and winning law firm on your side!