VerdictSearch recently again compiled a useful chart of settlements in New York in 2014 in Construction Accident cases. The chart lists the name of the case, date of settlement, court, the type of action and injuries, the name of plaintiff’s counsel and amounts of the settlements, which range from $275,000 to $9.9 million. Out of the 33 settlements listed, 24 were over $1 million with an average settlement in the amount of $3.4 million. Click here for a copy of the Construction Accident Settlement chart for your reference.
The cases are predominantly actions prosecuted under the New York State Labor Law, meant to protect construction workers by holding construction companies, owners and contractors liable for unsafe workplace practices where regulations under this set of laws have been violated and workers injured. Should any of these settlements be of particular interest to you and you require additional information regarding the facts of the case, please contact us and we will attempt to obtain more details.
VerdictSearch compiled a similar chart of verdicts in 2011. Our summary of that chart is available at www.gvlaw.com/New-York-2011-Construction-Accident-Verdict-Summary.php.
Notably, median figures increased $150,000, from $1.75 million to $1.9 million, from 2011 to 2014.