Dervishi Law Breaking News!

“1.4 million dollar settlement for a non-union scaffold worker who injured his head, neck, back, shoulder and both knees when a scaffold partially collapsed, leaving him dangling from a lanyard ten stories above.

A tower frame alongside a building on the Dumbo waterfront broke and swung outward, causing the scaffold worker to fall nearly ten feet over the edge, where he was found dangling from a lanyard approximately ten stories above the ground.  Our investigation, including interviews with witnesses and our engineer’s subsequent inspection of the scaffold tower, revealed the couplers that secured the frames together failed, bending, breaking and causing the collapse.

The building owner and general contractor, who were responsible for furnishing safe and adequate scaffolding so as to give proper protection to the worker, were held responsible accordingly.   This settlement will provide this then 37-year-old father of four with compensation for the pain, suffering and medical expenses caused by this incident, easing the financial burden he and his family has faced for the past three years.

ADDITIONAL CASE SETTLEMENT!

“New Jersey Superior Court, Union County – Client was a 46 year old Albanian construction worker who was driving in New Jersey and was rear ended by a rack truck.  He sustained neck and lower back injuries to the extent he had a one level cervical spine fusion surgery, several epidural injections, and physical therapy. He could not return to employment because of his injuries.

The case was settled for $1,315,000.00. “

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PERSONAL INJURY RESULTS

A union carpenter was awarded – $4,500,000

A union construction worker was awarded -$4,000,000

A construction worker fell from a crane -$13,200,000

A scaffold worker was awarded – $3,250,000

A janitorial worker was awarded – $2,900,000

A construction worker was awarded – $2,200,000

A construction worker fell off of a ladder – $1,500,000

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Automobile accidents are common in New York. These accidents can lead to dreadful injuries and death. Accident victims are entitled to claim compensation for damages, and can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible person.

Even if you are partially responsible for your accident, you can claim compensation for your damages. You might have to accept a reduction in the amount you receive. If you are 50% to blame for the accident, then you can claim 50% of your damages. It is advisable to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to claim the compensation you deserve.

Cash benefits for lost wages: If your work related injury led to disability for more than 14 days, then you are eligible for cash benefits for lost wages. If you are unable to return to work, then you may be eligible to claim compensation for future lost wages.

Schedule loss of use award: Schedule loss of use award gives compensation based on the injury. If you are not able to recover disability, then you can claim compensation for permanent disability. A medical exam is required to determine the percentage of compensation for the injured body part.

Section 32 settlement: Section 32 settlement offers compensation for your injuries and cost of future medical care for the injury.

  • No-Fault Law applies to any cyclist, pedestrian, passengers, or driver injured by a motor vehicle in New York.
  • Accident should have occurred in New York.
  • The injured person should be the driver or passenger of the insured vehicle or a cyclist or pedestrian struck by or in contact with the motor vehicle.
  • The vehicle must be a car, truck, bus, taxi (not a motorcycle) or other vehicle covered by New York No-Fault law.
  • The vehicle should be registered in New York.
  • The vehicle should have an insurance policy sold in New York or issued by a company licensed to do business in the state of New York.

PERSONAL INJURY RESULTS

A bicyclist hit into the rear of a bus – $250,000

A woman injured in a rear-end car accident – $200,000

A man injured his lower back in a car accident – $160,000

A man lost control of his car hitting a truck & tree – $135,000

A man was struck by a hit & run car – $135,000

A passenger in a car sustained a shoulder injury – $118,500

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The Dervishi Law Group was able to negotiate a 4 million dollar settlement for a union construction worker

The legal team of Morgan Levine Dolan, P.C. and Fatos Dervishi have won a $4 million settlement from an insurance company for a union construction worker. The worker had suffered serious injuries to his foot, ankle, and knee. It was determined that the construction worker needed surgery and would not be able to return to construction work. The legal team pushed the insurance company right up to the trial deadline, at which point the insurance company relented and agreed to the settlement. Luckily the construction worker hired the right legal team to represent him. This gave him peace of mind to be able to provide for his wife and 14 month old son for the rest of their lives.