Roofer Falls Through Hole In Roof Injuring Wrists ($2 Million)

A Local 11 Union Roofer recovered $2 million after suffering multiple fractures to both wrists requiring surgical placement of pins and screws, injuries that forced the worker to end his career.

The Case

The union roofer fell through a hole in a roof causing career-ending injuries. After surgery, the roofer was given restrictions on his activities, which barred performance of his job duties as a roofer.

In-Depth Look

The defendants, International Contractors, and Admiral Heating, claimed that the union roofer had been standing on a part of the roof that was off-limits. They conducted extensive video surveillance of the roofer after the accident and claimed that he had not made diligent efforts to find a job to replace his union earnings. The defense attorneys later alleged that the plaintiff was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Plaintiff’s counsel, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, disproved the allegations made by opposing counsel. Horwitz attorneys demonstrated that the defendant’s use of inferior materials to cover the hole was the sole cause of the roofer’s career-ending injury. They successfully litigated the roofer’s case, recovering $2 million for the roofer.