Ironworker Settles in $1.2M Third Party Lawsuit after Construction Accident
April 8, 2015 | By admin
Construction workers head to their work sites every day with the understanding that accidents happen. However, when they are injured due to the negligence of a third party, they deserve the opportunity to be compensated for their pain and suffering.
Such was the case for Albert Leip, 54, of Hamilton Township in Mercer County, NJ. He was working at Princeton University, helping to construct the school’s new Lewis Science Library in 2006, when a 600 pound piece of equipment, a relieving angle, crash into the scaffolding he was standing on. Leip fell 10 feet, suffering a concussion and subsequent post traumatic stress disorder.
He recently settled with the project’s general contractor, Skanska for $1.2 million. The Mercer County judge dismissed Leip’s civil suits against Princeton University and Central Metals, a subcontractor. The judge said the responsibility was GC Skanska’s, in that it was the company’s job to maintain a safe job site.
Accidents happen, it’s true. But if you or someone you love is injured at work, talk to a skilled personal injury lawyer to find out if you may have a case against a third party. While you can’t sue your employer (you must file for Workers’ Comp benefits to get medical treatment and replacement pay) a third party lawsuit can hold another negligent person or company responsible for your injuries.
Contact Lombardi & Lombardi today for a free consultation about your case. We can help with Workers’ Comp claims, third party cases and personal injuries resulting from accidents. We are experienced and compassionate and we’ll fight tirelessly for you.