Mcqueeney v DiGiorgi Corp.
This case involved the improper use of scaffolds and the lack of fall protection systems on a roofing job. The immediate employer of Mr. Mcqueeney was immune from a suit in negligence due to the fact that it paid workers compensation benefits related to the injury he suffered from a 27 foot fall off the scaffold. The general contractor was not immune and was sued for its failure to enforce reasonable work site safety standards and for their delegating to Mcqueeney's employer hazardous work when they quite evidently lacked even the basic knowledge and equipment necessary to avoid such predictable fall hazards.
The case took a tortured route towards resolution and a global resolution was deferred and unobtainable due to the lack of applicable liability insurance in force on the part of Digiogi Corp. covering Mr. Mcqueeney's injury. Ultimately, Mcqueeney accepted the sum of $280,000 and retaines ongoing benefits under workers compensation laws that still pertain. Hartford Superior Court ( October , 2010).
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