Last month, Michael A. Bottar, Esq., a Syracuse work injury lawyer with Bottar Law, PLLC, secured $1,700,000.00 in compensation from two corporate defendants for injuries arising out of a 2006 incident that occurred at an Adirondack mine. The Syracuse construction site accident lawsuit alleged that the property owner failed to warn the worker about a rotten utility pole. The New York work injury lawsuit also alleged that the general contractor failed to provide the worker with safety measures to prevent injury should the utility pole break, and asserted that both defendants violated the New York State Labor Laws designed to protect injured construction workers. While the lineman was working on the utility pole, it broke at the base due to rot. He fell to the ground and was crushed by the pole.
The 44 year old plaintiff was permanently, totally disabled by his construction site fall. The recovery provided for nearly $1,000,000.00 in compensation for the worker’s past and future pain and suffering, as well as $700,000.00 for his medical bills and lost wages.