Top 50 Work Accident Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 50 Work Accident Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 work accident settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2020. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

In the context of this list, a work accident refers to an incident of severe injury or death sustained by a worker, due to the negligence of the employer, who failed to provide a safe workplace environment (dangerous physical condition or inadequate security on the premises, unmaintained or poorly maintained equipment, defective or lack of protective gear or equipment, etc.), or due to a negligent act of a co-worker.

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Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please submit it to us today.

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Visit: Top 20 Work Accident Settlements in the United States in 2020
21
Amount: $2,650,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Block, Daniel M. Seiden of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Mendez v. 1211 Redfern Avenue, LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New York
22 (tie)
Amount: $2,250,000.00
Attorneys: Jacob J. Rivas of Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas
Case: Gibson v. Allied Waste Services of North America LLC
Type: Business Liability, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State: California
22 (tie)
Amount: $2,250,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen J. Murphy, Michael J. Hurwitz of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Clemente v. GHP 145 Huguenot Delaware, LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New York
23
Amount: $2,195,000.00
Attorneys: S. Joseph Donahue, Jeffrey A. Block of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Velasquez v. Mosdos Meharam Brisk
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New York
24 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Slawek W. Platta, Brandon Cotter of Platta Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Sekula v. Planedge Union Free School District, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New York
24 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Slawek W. Platta, Brandon Cotter of Platta Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Ciborowski v. Mineola 150 LLC
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
24 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Slawek W. Platta, Brandon Cotter of Platta Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Lata v. Grace Church School, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
25
Amount: $1,650,000.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Elizabeth A. Bailey of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky P.C.
Case: Estate of Shaud v. Altec Industries, Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Pennsylvania
26
Amount: $1,600,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan Wachlarz of Shulman & Hill P.L.L.C.
Case: Spencer v. Clarendon Holding Co., Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Work Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
27 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Evan M. Foulke of Foulke Law Offices
Case: Boggs v. Tishman Construction Corp., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: New York
27 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Adam M. Hurwitz, David Perecman of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: Sanclemente v. The New York Racing Assoc. Inc., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
27 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Adam M. Hurwitz, Steven B. Dorfman of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: Quito v. Samaritan Foundation, Inc., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
27 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Todd J. Krouner of Law Office of Todd J. Krouner, P.C.
Case: Martinez v. 10th Avenue Hospitality Group
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State: New York
28
Amount: $1,400,000.00
Attorneys: Pat James Crispi of Keogh Crispi P.C.
Case: Estate of Singh v. Surrey Hotel Assoc., LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
29 (tie)
Amount: $1,350,000.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Dorfman of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: White v. 301 west 46 Street Owners, LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
29 (tie)
Amount: $1,350,000.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Dorfman, Peter D. Rigelhaupt of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: Birro v. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New York
30
Amount: $1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Adam M. Hurwitz of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: McCutchen v. 43-25 Hunter LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Fall, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: New York
31
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: John J. Ratkowitz, Michael A. Gallardo of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Zhindon v. Prestige Building Co. LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Scaffolding Accident, Electrical Injury, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
32 (tie)
Amount: $1,175,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan Wachlarz of Shulman & Hill P.L.L.C.
Case: Tursunov v. Bedford Housing Development Fund Corp., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
32 (tie)
Amount: $1,175,000.00
Attorneys: Neil R. Rosen of Rosen, Louik & Perry PC
Case: Estate of Mollura v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
33
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Michaelangelo Matera of The Matera Law Firm
Case: Moretti v. Reilly Windows and Doors
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
34
Amount: $1,050,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan Davis, Zachariah Hansen of The Arns Law Firm
Case: Duenas v. Smith Co.
Type: Construction Accident, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: California
35
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian Beecher, Arash Khorsandi of The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC
Case: Zaragoza Gutierrez v. Southern Fireplace Distributors
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State: California
36
Amount: $900,000.00
Attorneys: Erica C. Colon, Adam M. Hurwitz of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: Pena v. Northern & Parsons, LLC
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
State: New York
37
Amount: $860,000.00
Attorneys: Albert Villegas of Law Office of Domingo Garcia PC
Case: Mendoza v. Action Logistics and Exel
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort, Amputation
State: Texas
38
Amount: $850,000.00
Attorneys: Robert G. Hicks of Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Case: Sanchez-Oronzor, et al. v. United Same Day Delivery
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
39 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: K. Anderson Franco of de la Pena & Holiday LLP
Case: Perez v. Cal-Con Pumping Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: California
39 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: John J. Ratkowitz, Michael A. Gallardo of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Medina v. River Point Properties LLC
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
39 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Slawek W. Platta, Brian J. Vannella of Platta Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Opalinski v. The City of New York, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
40
Amount: $725,000.00
Attorneys: Jordan Schlossberg of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
Case: Zabielski v. Lippolis, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
41 (tie)
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: R. Brian Kramer of Law Office of R. Brian Kramer; Estela Richeda of Law Office of Estela Richeda
Case: Mercado v. Alvarez, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
41 (tie)
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: Steven G. Kmiec of Kmiec Law Offices S.C
Case: Roman-Pacheco v. Keystone Riverview, LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Wisconsin
41 (tie)
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: Danielle M. Schroder, Hayley I. Archer of Hawks Quindel S.C.
Case: Askey v. Castillo, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Wisconsin
42
Amount: $620,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew J. DuPont, Sharice S. Wallace of Locks Law Firm
Case: Estate of Sparrow v. Radiator Specialty Co., et al.
Type: Breach of Warranty, Fraud, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Pennsylvania
43
Amount: $575,000.00
Attorneys: Melissa M. Baxter of Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C.
Case: Kibler v. CS Builders LLC, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
44
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Adam M. Hurwitz, Sagar Chadha of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: Collado v. PGREF I 1633 Broadway Land, LP, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
State: New York
45 (tie)
Amount: $425,000.00
Attorneys: Greg M. Kohn of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case: Girao v. Kemsco Equipment Co., Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
45 (tie)
Amount: $425,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Stengel of Eager, Stengel, Quinn & Sofilka
Case: Estate of Koser v. Fulmer, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
46
Amount: $375,000.00
Attorneys: G. Russell Ragland of Law Office of G. Russell Ragland
Case: Ortiz-Cabrales v. BMW of Manhattan, Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Work Accident, Negligent Tort
State: New York
47
Amount: $294,456.00
Attorneys: Randell Johnson of Law Office of Wm. Randell Johnson; J. Mark Scarbrough of J. Mark Scarbrough P.C
Case: Olvera v. City Wide Building Serv. L.L.C.
Type: Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
48 (tie)
Amount: $280,000.00
Attorneys: Pat James Crispi of Keogh Crispi P.C.
Case: Figueroa-Fontalvo v. Tishman Construction Corp. of NY
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: New York
48 (tie)
Amount: $280,000.00
Attorneys: Susan E. Hutchison, Christopher E. Stoy of Hutchison & Stoy P.L.L.C
Case: Moore v. Providential Land Development L.P., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Burn Injury, Electrical Injury, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
49
Amount: $275,000.00
Attorneys: Thadd J. Llaurado, Keith Stachowiak of Murphy & Prachthauser S.C.
Case: Berendt v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Work Accident, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: Wisconsin
50
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Sameer Chopra, Alex Nocerino of Chopra & Nocerino
Case: Hernandez Villatoro v. Ambrosino, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
State: New York

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