Contractor’s Insurer Pays Laborer $1.7 million - November 2018
A young laborer working on a state project fell off a scaffold and suffered serious injuries to his leg and back. Though he returned to his job within a year, he continued to experience pain at the end of a work day. John L. Perticone, Esq. said that the insurer for the contractor agreed to pay only after losing a motion to dismiss the claim. The judge ruled that New York State Labor Law 240 (the “scaffold law”) had been violated.