$2.90 Million Judgment for Personal Injury - Worker Injured After Falling from Uncleated Scaffolding on Construction Site

A construction company appealed after the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff construction worker and his wife in the amount of $1,100,000. It claimed that the court had committed reversible error based on two evidentiary/trial conduct issues. Both of these issues had been found by the trial judge to be harmless at trial and later in response to defendant’s post-trial motions.

After briefing and oral argument, the Appeals Court agreed with the trial court and affirmed the judgment. The defendant then filed a Motion for Further Appellate Review by the Supreme Judicial Court, which was denied.

Defendant ultimately paid the plaintiffs the full amount of the verdict plus pre-judgment and post-judgment interest for a total of $2,924,665.