Hach & Rose Secures $2.5 Million Settlement for Injured New York Construction Worker
Firm sets itself apart from other personal injury law firms by focusing on excellent client service, rejects deceptive and misleading advertising favored by other attorneys
New York – September 1, 2010 – The legal team from Hach & Rose, LLP, a New York law firm that represents union workers injured in construction accidents and other victims of personal injuries, recently secured a $2.5 million settlement for a New York sheet-metal worker who sustained injuries on the job when he slipped and fell on worn plywood.
The case, Baran v. Clinton Green Condo LLC (Case No, 117191/07), was on the docket in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, before Judge Doris Ling-Cohan. The parties reached a settlement just prior to the start of the trial.
The case involved a construction accident that occurred on Nov. 14, 2007. On that date, the plaintiff, a 46 year-old union-employed sheet-metal worker, was working on the roof of a building under construction at 500 W. 53rd St., in Manhattan. He slipped while he was walking on a piece of plywood and fell, sustaining serious injuries to his knee and a shoulder.
The plaintiff sued the building’s owners and the project’s general contractors, alleging that the defendants violated the New York State Labor Law.
“The plywood was used as a walkway for construction workers in order to avoid stepping on river rocks that were on the surface of the roof,” explained Michael A. Rose, partner at Hach & Rose, LLP. “This board was not secured and was worn by exposure to weather and constant wear and tear during the course of the project. One of our witnesses also testified at deposition that the board in question had been there for no less than two months prior to the accident, which indicates that the site was not properly safeguarded, as required by Labor Law.”
According to Rose, his law firm strives to set itself apart from others by focusing on excellent client service and meaningful litigation results.
“I get so disgusted by the volume of misleading attorney advertising I see around me every day,” said Gregory Hach, partner at Hach & Rose, LLP. “These ridiculous claims about ‘Free Consultations’ and ‘If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay’ are just so silly and deceptive. The fact is that no personal injury law firm worth their salt charges a fee for an initial consultation, and no reputable firm charges their client for fees or expenses unless they win the case. These advertising claims are not what set personal injury law firms apart – the thing that truly sets us apart is the way we treat our clients and the consistent results we obtain for them.”
Hach & Rose, LLP is proud to represent union members who have been injured in construction accidents throughout New York, California, and many other parts of the country. In addition, the firm also represents clients who have suffered as a result of the negligence of others with respect to personal injuries, asbestos exposure, defective drugs, defective products and workers’ compensation claims. Hach & Rose, LLP also offers special expertise in the area of Social Security disability claims. For more information, please call toll-free (212) 779-0057 or go to www.unionlawfirm.com.