A 42-year-old construction worker was walking along a 2-foot wide foundation wall carrying materials to the back of a construction site when he lost his balance and fell through an unguarded opening. He fell approximately 15 feet striking his head. The worker was not provided personal fall protection equipment. Defendants argued that the worker could have used a ladder to access the...Read More
Sullivan Papin Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C. acquired a $1,875,000 settlement during the damages trial for a 41-year old member of the Bricklayers Union who was injured while re-pointing the façade of a luxury high-rise building in New York City. The worker was not provided with a scaffold that could be lowered to ground level nor a safety line or anchor point to tie on to as he was...Read More
Construction safety is a high priority for Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC), as we have had years of success recovering millions of dollars for workers injured or killed on-site. Thankfully, this has also been a hot topic among New York’s public officials and lawmakers, who have enacted a new law to help mitigate the risks of such tragedies.
In October 2017, New York...Read More
Construction workers encounter safety risks in all phases of their jobs, whether their feet are on the ground or behind the wheel. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) has represented workers who have been injured or killed while driving to, from and for work.
The statistics for transportation-related occupational injuries and fatalities are staggering. According to...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, PC (SPBMC) has successfully represented demolitionists and other construction professionals who have been injured or killed while on-the-job. Demolition work involves many of the hazards associated with construction, from falling objects and toxic exposure to electrocution and musculoskeletal injuries. However, structures slated for demolition are...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, PC (SPBMC) has successfully represented masons and professionals who have been injured or killed while working with brick, concrete and stone on commercial and residential construction sites. This work is physically demanding because masons lift heavy materials and often must stand, kneel, and bend for long periods. Poor weather conditions may...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) has successfully represented construction professionals who have been injured or killed while working on communication towers. As our culture increasingly relies on improving and mobile technology, more communication towers have subsequently been built and need regular repairs and maintenance.
Employees climb communication towers that...Read More
Construction industry professionals have turned to Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) to help them achieve justice after suffering an injury, illness or death. The firm has achieved substantial awards and settlements for victims injured or killed in construction accidents involving glass installation.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that...Read More