April 22, 2008
Greenwich Time reported that the Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned a jury award of $41.4 million, which was to be distributed to a man who had received injuries from a Connecticut work accident at a construction site.
The man sued the general contractor of the construction site for not safely securing a steel beam, which in turn broke loose and fell on the man. The injuries that occurred from the construction accident left the man paralyzed, who asked for Connecticut workers’ compensation benefits.
The Connecticut Supreme Court overturned the jury award ruling because evidence suggests that the man's employer could be held accountable for the victim's injuries sustained in the Connecticut work injury accident.