Recovery for Iron Worker Falling From Ladder

After a fall from an unsecured ladder caused a fractured kneecap, the need for surgery, and resulting permanent disfigurement, a 38-year-old New York City ironworker realized a $1.25 million dollar settlement for injury and compensation for future lost wages. Mark Freeley obtained summary judgment on liability against the owner and contractor prior to trial so that only the issue of damages was before the jury. The firm was able to settle the case in the middle of the trial, additionally obtaining a waiver of a $67,000 workers’ compensation lien for his client. The claimant returned to his job after the injury.