$400,000 Award for Fall off Ladder (Negligence Case); $216,000 Award for the Workers’ Compensation Aspect of Case.June 1, 2017
Thomas F. Dorn, Jr., Esq., Partner, Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney with the Law Firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC in Denville, NJ announces a $400,000 settlement for a negligence case and $216,000 settlement for the workers’ compensation aspect of the same accident.
In July 2013, in the course of his employment, Plaintiff was a Supervisor for a subcontractor company which was performing work in a job site in Bergen County. Plaintiff fell from a ladder inside the job site and sustained compression fractures to several vertebrae in his low back and suffered a fracture to his left foot.
Plaintiff underwent three surgeries for his low back and underwent one surgery to his left foot. Plaintiff sued the general contractor and two other subcontractors. The defendants claimed that plaintiff moved the ladder shortly before he fell. The case settled for $400,000 before the trial date in this case.
Thomas F. Dorn, Jr. also settled the workers’ compensation aspect of this case for a gross award of $216,000. The Judge in the workers’ compensation aspect of this case found permanent disability to the injured worker’s low back and left foot with an overall award of 60% of partial