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StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Construction Accident Case for $450,000

Last week, Howard Stolzenberg of StolzenbergCortelli settled his most recent construction accident case for $450,000.  In this case, the firm's client was a painter and was hired to paint the exterior fire escape of a large, multifloor building in Westchester.  But, the painter was never provided with any kind of equipment to reach the upper floors of the building.  There were no ladders and there was no pulley or lift system to help bring the paint to the upper levels. Instead, the worker was told to use the fire escape ladder to access the top floors -- you know the kind, the one that shoots straight up in the air and is made of metal with round steps.  Making matters worse, while climbing this ladder, the painter was expected to carry a one gallon can of paint in his hand. While attempting to do this, the worker fell and broke his leg.  At a settlement conference before the Judge, Howard brought an actual can of paint into the courtroom and acted out how absurd this work condition really was for his client. At the time, the insurance carrier's representative was in the Courtroom.  The carrier at that point agreed to settle the case.   

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