A construction liability case was heard in court this past week involving a slip-and-fall accident with one of the workers. The jury in the case of Ayora v. Wong found in favor of the plaintiff.
The Wong family was in the process of constructing two new multi-family homes. On the third floor of one of the structures there was a hole measuring 10’x17’. That was going to be the access for a future staircase. In December 2010, that hole was covered with plastic to allow concrete on the lower floors to cure.
Wilmer Ayora, one of the construction workers, didn’t know that there was a hole there and walked onto the plastic. He fell two stories and sustained injuries. The parties were able to settle for an undisclosed sum before the damages phase of the trial.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an on-the-job accident, contact the law offices of Goldstein and Bashner today. Our firm has years of experience in helping our clients who have suffered from at-work accidents. Construction accidents are all too common and can result in lifelong injuries for the recipients. These must receive compensation. If you live in Nassau or Suffolk Counties, or in New York City, contact us today for a free consultation and legal analysis at (516)222-4000. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.