Case Results

Hispanic Worker Falls from Scaffold

Abogado Christopher J. Gorayeb

Gorayeb & Associates’ experienced team is again successful at turning a headline that reads, “Hispanic Worker Falls from Scaffold” into one that reads, “Hispanic Construction Worker Wins $5.5 Million In Settlement.” In this particular success story, we share how we defended a Hispanic worker to secure a multi-million dollar compensation for injuries caused by negligence in fall prevention from scaffolding.

The Case: Scaffold Accident Involving Hispanic Worker

Today, we are sharing Hector’s scaffold incident story. Hector is a dedicated Hispanic worker born in the United States and a Bronx resident. He was engaged in a facade repair project in Brooklyn. However, his life took an unexpected turn when the plywood platform he was working on gave way, causing him to fall from a significant height of 12 to 15 feet onto the sidewalk.

This accident left Hector with severe injuries to his head, neck, lower back, and arm. These injuries impacted his physical health and his ability to work and live a normal life. As a result, Hector had to undergo four surgical procedures and now faces a future of ongoing medical care.

The Challenge: Latino Worker Falls from Scaffold

Hector’s case presented a significant challenge for the attorneys at Gorayeb & Associates. It wasn’t just about securing compensation for an injured worker but also addressing the case’s complexity and ensuring that Hector received the necessary support for his recovery and future.

Moreover, the fact that Hector was Hispanic and living in an urban area added another layer of complexity. Language barriers and potential disparities in access to medical care could have posed significant obstacles in the pursuit of justice for Hector. We had to demonstrate that there was negligence in the safety measures to prevent scaffold falls at the construction site. NY scaffolding law makes employers liable for any accidents their workers suffer.

The Solution: Tireless Work by Our Legal Team

Gorayeb & Associates’ legal team approached the challenge with determination and professionalism. From the start, they committed to providing Hector with the legal representation he deserved and worked tirelessly on his behalf.

To overcome language and cultural barriers, our legal team worked closely with Hector and his family, ensuring they fully understood the legal process and had a voice at every stage of the case. Additionally, we partnered with medical and rehabilitation experts to ensure all of Hector’s medical needs were considered when calculating the appropriate compensation.

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Thanks to their experience and dedication, the attorneys at Gorayeb & Associates successfully negotiated a substantial $5.5 million settlement for Hector. This settlement provided Hector with the financial support needed to cover his medical and rehabilitation expenses and offered him security and peace of mind for the future. It also served as a crucial reminder to construction contractors about the importance of adhering to scaffold safety standards and regulations. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most construction workers’ deaths could have been prevented by following their safety standards.

The Results: A Fair Compensation

The settlement achieved by the attorneys at Gorayeb & Associates marked a pivotal moment in Hector’s life. For the first time since his accident, Hector could breathe a sigh of relief, knowing his future was secured and that he would receive the ongoing medical care and support he needed.

With the compensation obtained, Hector gained access to top-tier medical treatments and rehabilitation programs. This allowed him to make significant progress in his recovery and begin rebuilding his life after the trauma he had endured.

The case also set an important legal precedent. It demonstrated that all workers are entitled to a safe work environment, protection against falls, top-tier legal representation, and fair compensation in case they suffer a workplace accident, regardless of ethnic background or socioeconomic status.


Turning a tragic accident where a Hispanic worker falls from a scaffold, into a victory is a testament to the dedication and skill of the legal team at Gorayeb & Associates. Like other Scaffold Injury cases, Hector’s case was not just a financial victory for him and his family but also a powerful reminder of the importance of having access to competent and dedicated legal representation in times of need. Thanks to the efforts of the attorneys at Gorayeb & Associates, Hector can now look to the future with optimism and hope. If you or a loved one suffers a workplace accident, don’t hesitate to contact Gorayeb & Associates. You will receive a free consultation, and you will never pay out of pocket because we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get a percentage of the compensation we secure for you.

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