32-year-old Miguel Villegas who was injured after falling from a ladder at a construction site in Brooklyn was awarded $330,000 after filing a lawsuit.
Three years ago, while Villegas was working at a two-story commercial building for general contractor Vexell Inc. as a day laborer, the metal ladder on which he was standing slipped. As a result, Villegas fell nearly 10 feet to the ground. He was then taken to the Staten Island University Hospital where he was confined for five days before receiving surgery on his fractured ankle.
According to Villegas, the absence of an anti-skid safety material on the ladder’s bottom and a failure to be provided with proper, standard safety gear caused his accident and resulting injuries.
The insurance carrier for Vexell Inc. paid $220,000, while building owners Anthony and Rochelle Giumenta’s insurance carrier added $110,000 to the settlement.
Unfortunately, far too many construction workers are injured in slip and fall accidents such as this every year. However, if you have been injured in a similar accident, you may be owed financial compensation. Call 866-LAWS-USA today to learn more about getting this compensation. Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you.