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Significant Back Injury Reaps Unacceptable Award

A plaintiff who was injured on the job was awarded only $10,000 for past pain and suffering and $7,000 for future pain and suffering. For some cases, this might be adequate, but for this one, it was unacceptably low. Luckily for the plaintiff, New York Spinal Injury Lawyers were on the case.

The plaintiff was carrying a 200-pound hot water circulating pump down a ship’s ladder of the rooftop engine room, when the other two helping him lost control of the bottom end of the pump. He had to hold it up all by himself to avoid it falling upon the men helping him and sustained back injuries that were likely permanent. The defendants maintained that it was not an accident that fell under labor laws, but New York Spinal Injury Lawyers were able to sway the jury in their favor. Attorneys in The Bronx and Brooklyn are keeping an eye on this case.

The story doesn’t end there, however. The final judgment was less than $20,000, despite the plaintiff’s injuries, which included a herniated disc. He required steroid injections and surgery, and still remains unable to lift heavy loads. Pain medication would be required for years, if not for life. NY Spinal Injury Lawyers determined a new trial was necessary, in which the plaintiff would be properly compensated — $175,000 for past pain and suffering and $125,000 for future pain and suffering.

Everyone who suffers such an injury needs someone like that on their side when it comes to a trial. Let New York Spinal Injury Lawyers fight for you or your family as they fight for every one of their clients.The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in N York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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