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Friday, April 22, 2016

Worker Killed In Manhattan When Scaffold Falls 10 Stories

By Louis Grandelli

A construction worker died Thursday, April 21st, when he was struck by a piece of wood while on the job at The Printing House on Hudson Street, in Manhattan. Louis Mata was attempting to dismantle scaffolding from the West Village luxury condo when the plank came loose and fell 10 stories, striking him in the…

Friday, February 12, 2016

Falling Concrete Severely Injures New York City Construction Worker

By Louis Grandelli

On February 7, 2016, a construction worker was severely injured when a chunk of concrete fell on his on head. At the time of the accident, the worker was engaged in a demolition projection the 20th floor of 317 Madison Avenue. Construction workers are often asked to work at heights and under conditions that can…

Friday, January 8, 2016

Plaintiff Who Sustains A “Grave Injury” Avoid The Worker’s Compensation Bar To Recovery

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently litigated a case where a plaintiff was injured due to an unsafe worksite, and we were able to prove that the plaintiff had a viable third-party claim against his employer. The injured worker was performing his normal duties at his worksite, when he fell head first into a…

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fatal Collapse at Hotel Construction Site

By Louis Grandelli

Earlier today, at approximately 10:38 a.m., a building on West 38th Street collapsed, killing one and seriously injuring another. A man who was working on the next door building at the time of the accident stated that the ceiling caved in on the top two floors and that “the guy in charge was screaming for…

Friday, March 13, 2015

Failure to Seal Conduits Results in Structured Settlement of Over $20 Million

By Louis Grandelli

When we hear of a manhole explosion, we normally attribute the explosion to Consolidated Edison’s manhole system. However, there are occasions when other manholes are involved in these explosions. In fact, there are thousands of other manholes throughout our region belonging to the City of New York and other entities. The failure of Con Ed…

Friday, December 12, 2014

$2.5 Million Settlement For Construction Accident Caused By Violation of Industrial Code

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli settled a $2.5 million construction accident despite the defendants’ arguments that the large pile of concrete that caused plaintiff trip was so open and obvious that plaintiff was responsible for the accident. The accident occurred while the plaintiff was working on a project on the Manhattan side of the…

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NY State Law Protects Injured Firefighters And Police Officers

By Louis Grandelli

Historically, firefighters and police officers were typically barred from bringing a lawsuit under the so-called “firefighter’s rule” when those individuals were injured in the line of duty. However, over the years, New York State law has been modified to provide for a means for police officers and firefighters to recover damages for personal injuries and lost wages…

Friday, October 17, 2014

$700,000 Settlement Without Definitive Proof of Negligence

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Offices of Louis Grandelli, P.C., recently settled a construction accident case for $700,000.00, without anyone ever discovering what actually caused the accident to occur. The known facts are straightforward: the plaintiff was working alongside a hoist located on a construction site, when the hoist suddenly dropped on to the plaintiff’s foot, causing him to lose…

Thursday, October 2, 2014

$1.4 Million Settlement Obtained For Client Based Upon Appellate Division – First Department’s Interpretation of Industrial Code §23-1.7(e)(2)

By Louis Grandelli

Our office recently obtained a $1.4 Million settlement on behalf of a Staten Island marble mechanic who was injured at a construction site when he slipped and fell on gravel which had been improperly left in his work area. Prior to trial, the defendant-general contractor made a motion to the New York State Supreme Court to…

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

$625,000 SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF DUTCHESS COUNTY RESIDENT INJURED WHILE UNLOADING MARBLE

By Louis Grandelli

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli, P.C. recently obtained a $625,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 52 year old Dutchess County resident who was seriously injured while he was unloading granite slabs from a container. At the time of his accident, Roberto Lopez was employed by Global Granite in Wappingers Falls, New York. Mr. Lopez’s primary responsibilities…

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