$735,000 settlement in construction accident


$735,000.00 settlement plus complete waiver of $350,000.00 worker’s compensation lien for a 28-year-old construction laborer who fell approximately two feet off of an A-frame ladder onto his right wrist sustaining a distal radial fracture. We sued the general contractor and a sub-contractor alleging that the defendants negligently exercised their control over safety on the project and should have given plaintiff a proper support to work from. The defendants alleged that the plaintiff did it to himself. This case settled the second day of trial during motions. No offer was ever extended prior to the start of trial.