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        Carpenter Told to Erect Balloon Wall Without Crane ($1 Million)

        Awarded $1 Million

        A Local 272 Union Carpenter recovered $1 million after suffering a severe back injury, which resulted from a work-related accident.

        • The Case

          The union carpenter was working on a residential job site in Bollingbrook, Illinois. While the carpenter was positioned on a balloon wall, a crane swung a second balloon wall into the on he was positioned on. The carpenter fell sixteen to eighteen feet.

        • In Depth Look

          The carpenter’s attorneys, Clifford Horwitz and Jay Luchsinger, of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, demonstrated that the defendant failed to follow standard practices in hoisting and placing balloon walls.

          Attorney Jay Luchsinger noted, “Defendant had a clear view of our client up on the wall in order to tie it in. The wall should not have been swung in such windy conditions, particularly with no tag lines attached.”

          The million-dollar settlement followed a lengthy and heavily disputed litigation.

          Clifford Horwitz explained, “Our client would rather have his health than this recovery.”

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          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates invites you for a free telephone or in person consultation to discuss your injury and any questions you may have. You can also email us or even speak with us right now on LiveChat, located in the lower right corner of the screen. Even if you do not wish to retain an attorney, we can set you on the right path for free. Most of our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience and we have an outstanding track record in helping our clients and creating a strong trust relationship, as you can see in our Success Record. Please call our Chicago office at (312) 372-8822, or our Joliet office at (815) 723-8822, or you can call our toll free number at (800)-985-1819.


        Carpenter Told to Erect Balloon Wall Without Crane

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