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$1.58 Million Settlement For Worker Knocked From Roof By Swinging Truss

A construction worker was knocked from a roof he was building by roof trusses that were being swung into position by a crane. Our client and his co-workers had not been provided with fall protection gear. After being knocked from the roof to a concrete driveway below, our client was paralyzed. Suit was filed against the crane company, the general contractor and the framing subcontractor. Initially, the framing subcontractor who our client was working for denied that there was workers’ compensation insurance available, but the contractor eventually accepted responsibility for workers’ compensation wage and medical expense payments. Martin & Jones then proceeded with the lawsuit against the crane company and general contractor. The case against the general contractor settled at mediation, and the suit against the crane company was settled at trial. A total of $1,580,000 was obtained from the two defendants who did not provide worker’s compensation.

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