Morici, Figlioli & Associates' attorneys Charles A. Wallace and James J. Morici, Jr. worked together to effectuate a $450,000 settlement in addition to the waiver of a $275,000 workers compensation lien on behalf of a union carpenter injured at a Wrigleyville condominium project in November 2002.
The journeyman carpenter arrived at work early on the date of the occurrence, a blustery and cold late November morning. Upon his arrival, he was advised that the concrete subcontractor had set up a portable heater within the confines of what would become a stairwell of the multistory building under construction. The Plaintiff testified that while the heater warmed the area, he observed it to emit a plume of flame which ignited the front of his work pants. He sustained significant burns to both thighs and his hands.
Suit was brought against the concrete subcontractor who connected the heater, the general contractor who permitted the heater to be used in the enclosed area as well as the manufacturer of the heater, a Minnesota firm, for among other acts or omissions, their failure to adequately warn of the propensities of the heater. This is one of a long line of successfully prosecuted products liability matters handled by Morici, Figlioli & Associates on behalf of the seriously injured. The firm also represented the Plaintiff in a workers compensation claim during the course of the litigation of this third party construction negligence and products liability lawsuit.
If we at Morici, Figlioli & Associates can be of help to you, your friends, family or co-workers in the area of our concentration, workers compensation and Plaintiff's personal injury, please contact us. The firm's practice is concentrated in the representation of injured construction workers but also includes a wide range of personal injury accidents including workplace injuries, workers' compensation, premises liability incidents, construction site injuries, products liability matters, and injuries caused as a result of automobile or other motor vehicle collisions.