$6 Million Awarded to a Carpenter in a Settlement


Where did the incident take place?

Residential renovation construction project in Wheaton, Illinois.

Who was involved in the incident?

Darren Kasparian- Plaintiff- Carpenter employed by contractor Berglund Construction

Draper & Kramer, Inc.- Defendant- General Contractor/Project Manager

Thyssenkrupp Safway, Inc.- Defendant- subcontractor hired to design and erect scaffolding

What was the cause?

Kasparian was prohibits from accessing his work through the interior of the building because non-union contractors were working on the interior. However, the scaffolding did not align evenly with the balconies on the exterior of the building. When forced to climb over a railing onto a 19th floor balcony to complete his work, Kasparian fell.

Who do you feel is at fault?

Draper & Kramer and Safway.

What did Kenneth J. Allen Law Group do to prepare for this case?

Discovery, depositions, expert consultations regarding safe work practices and safety requirements/regulations.

Any other pertinent information you’d prefer to share?

Click here to read the Chicago Tribune story on this case

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