(Bad) Luck of the Irish: Roofer Falls From Ladder On First Day Of Work But Reaches Settlement of $2.03 Million.

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Of all workplace accidents, a staggering number occur on construction sites, where heavy machinery and hazardous materials are often the norm.   In fact, over one thousand American workers die in construction site accidents every year, while thousands more suffer devastating injuries.

While it is true that there are many inherently dangerous jobs, construction site accidents are still preventable, and therefore a higher degree of care is required by those in charge.  In a recent case in Ireland, a roofer fell from a ladder and suffered severe brain injuries.  After filing a negligence lawsuit against his employer, his family recovered a monetary settlement of roughly $2 million ($1.5 €).

Having signed a four month work contract for a roofing company, the victim began his first day of work on a house in Bray, Ireland.  He was ascending a ladder on the worksite when it slipped beneath him and caused him to fall and hit his head.  The man suffered a major brain injury, which left him susceptible to severe mood swings and short term memory loss.

In addition, he was rendered unable to work again, and required constant care from his wife.  His wife, who brought the suit against the employer on his behalf, claimed that the ladder had been placed on a slippery surface, and also that the ladder had been improperly locked into place.

Before trial commenced, the defendant employer agreed to pay a settlement to the victim’s family in the amount of $2.03 million.

In this case and many others, employers overseeing the operation of construction projects can be held liable for failing to protect their workers from unnecessary harm.  Accidents at Massachusetts construction sites bring devastation and heartbreak to victims and their loved ones. It is imperative for those affected to seek trusted legal counsel in order to obtain the best compensation for their injuries.  If you or your loved one has been injured while working on a construction site, please contact our Boston, MA job site injury attorneys as soon as possible.  We will make sure that you have the financial support you need to receive the best treatment possible for your injuries, while maintaining your family’s financial stability. Your needs are our top priority!

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