$1 Million Settlement Reached for Construction Worker Injured After Falling at Construction Site
January 31, 2008
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. obtained a $1 million settlement today on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured during a roofing replacement project on a single-family home in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. According to the worker, he was hired by the roofing contractor to assist with the roofing work. During the job, the roofing contractor assigned him to remove gutters from the edge of the roof, despite knowing there was no scaffolding or safety harnesses on the job site to protect him from falling. While removing the gutters, the worker lost his balance and fell two stories onto his back, sustaining a fractured vertebrae and a neurogenic bladder. The worker brought claims against the roofing contractor alleging he was at fault for failing to provide a safe work environment. The settlement occurred on the morning the trial was set to begin. The lead trial attorney on the case was Joshua L. Weisberg.
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The personal injury attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. have achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals with lawsuits arising from medical malpractice, product liability, semitruck and motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and construction accidents in Illinois and Wisconsin. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C.’s premier aviation negligence lawyers represent victims of commercial and general aviation disasters nationwide.