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 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.
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.