Construction worker awarded millions after NYC scaffolding incident

A Long Island construction worker was awarded $6.3 million in a settlement for his claim that a scaffolding accident left him seriously disabled, a report by the New York Post revealed on Thursday, April 3.

In 2010, 43-year-old Brian Petrides filed a claim against New York City, the Department of Education, and the School Construction Authority for the devastating injuries he suffered as a result of unsecured scaffolding planks causing him to fall head first 20 feet. Petrides said that after the accident he was not able to tie his own shoes and had to send his 11-year-old son to live with relatives because of financial hardships.

Injuries from a construction accident do not only affect workers physically and financially, but can also affect the way they live their lives. If you have ever suffered from the consequences of a construction accident in New York due to the negligence of a property owner, our lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA to discuss filing a personal injury claim and seeking financial compensation.


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