Our team at
Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman is proud to help clients with their matters concerning workplace injuries
or accidents. Recently, we saw amazing success in a case we handled regarding
a shelter staff worker. In Case #1674/2011 which was handled at the Brooklyn
Supreme Court, our team argued on behalf of a client who worked at a homeless
shelter and was attacked by a manic resident.
The defendant in this lawsuit was FJC Security Services, which is a security
firm that employs the guards that stand outside of the homeless shelter
where our client worked. The security firm already had a bad reputation.
They were fired by Port Authority in July of 2013 after several on-duty
guards were noted dozing off at the JFK airport. In this case, the security
firm that let a manic resident back into the building after she was ejected
because of her behavior and unpredictability.
Our client was harmed in October of 2009 FJC Security allowed the dangerous
woman back into the shelter. That woman then attacked our client. The
brutal assault left our client with serious
spinal injuries that we determined will call for continuous treatment. She will need a
spinal-cord stimulator implant for the rest of her life as well as a pacemaker.
Our team was able to successfully secure a $13 million verdict from the
security firm. If you have suffered in a workplace accident at a homeless
shelter or at any other place of employment in New York, don't hesitate to
contact a New York workers' compensation lawyer at our firm today. We are committed to providing you with the compassionate
care that you need while we fight vigorously to get you the highest settlement possible.