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Multi-million dollar recovery for the family of 28 year old killed in a violent explosion which occurred at a Marcellus Shale gas well owned and operated by Chevron. This was one of the first deaths that occurred in western Pennsylvania arising out of the recent surge in gas and oil drilling via the hydrofracking method. Please click here for the full case summary.

Multimillion-dollar recovery for Pittsburgh-area worker killed in an explosion at an industrial plant. This workman was survived by a wife and two young children. Click here to read full case story.

Multi-million Dollar Recovery for a steamfitter working for an outside contractor assigned to a U.S. Steel plant in the Pittsburgh area suffered serious burns to his face, hands and lower body as a result of a gas explosion inside the plant. Click here to read the full case summary.

Seven-figure settlement - A brick layer was struck in the head at a defective product claim and suffered fatal injuries, leaving a wife and two college-aged children. Through extensive investigation, we proved that there were dangerous conditions at the construction site, which should have been corrected, and we obtained a seven-figure settlement for the wife and her two children.

Recovery in excess of a million dollars - An iron worker from Penn Hills, Allegheny County, was killed when the boom on a crane malfunctioned during a bridge repair. The crane had been supplied in poor working order by a crane rental company. A product liability claim was also filed against the crane manufacturer, JLG Industries . We obtained a recovery in excess of a million dollars on behalf of the widow of the iron worker.

Recovery in excess of $1 million - A coal miner from Johnstown, Cambria County, was fatally injured in an underground mining accident involving a conveyor belt. Attorneys from Gismondi & Associates filed a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the conveyor belt and were able to establish that the equipment did not come with proper operating instructions and warnings. Our attorneys obtained a recovery in excess of $1 million on behalf of this man's widow.

Seven-figure recovery for severe ankle fracture at work - A woman in her 50s who worked at Heinz Field was struck at work by someone operating a golf cart during set up for a concert. The impact flipped the woman in the air and caused her to crash to the ground and severely fracture her ankle. This case was a good illustration that even something as common as an ankle fracture can have very serious long-term effects and, therefore, be worthy of a recovery in excess of $1,000,000. Read the expanded case summary here.

Significant seven-figure recovery - An iron worker from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, suffered serious crush injuries and orthopedic fractures as a result of being hit by a large steel plate, which was knocked over by another workman operating a forklift at a job site. We filed a claim against the employer of the forklift operator and obtained a significant seven-figure recovery on behalf of this gentleman.

Million-dollar recovery - A nurse from New Kensington, Westmoreland County, suffered a severe lumbar ruptured disk when a chair that she was sitting in collapsed through a portion of a newly installed floor. Gismondi & Associates filed a personal injury action against the contractor who installed the floor, and we were able to establish that the floor was not properly constructed in the area where the accident occurred. This woman was no longer able to return to her career as a nurse. We obtained a million dollar recovery on her behalf.

Very significant six-figure recovery - A 50-year-old man from Bridgeville suffered a serious traumatic brain injury when he fell from a Genie vertical lift. The accident was caused by an improper balancing and stability mechanism in the Genie Man Lift. We obtained a very significant six-figure recovery for this gentleman who was unable to return to former his work.

Very significant six-figure recovery - A young man from Pittsburgh suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit in the head with a concrete block at a construction site. The construction block was thrown out of a window by another worker as this gentleman walked around the exterior of the house. Although he recovered to return to work after several weeks in the hospital, he is still bothered by problems with memory and concentration. We obtained a very significant six-figure recovery on his behalf.

A high six-figure recovery for a young man injured by a piece of equipment in an underground mining accident that occurred near Washington, PA. The mine had not properly installed and inspected the equipment, and it broke loose during mining operations and slammed into the abdomen of this young man and pinned him against the mine wall. He ended up with two significant abdominal surgeries and several months of pain and recovery.

Significant six-figure recovery for a Blair County woman whose husband died due to lung damage resulting from exposure to Thiophosphoryl Chloride at work. The claim was brought against a doctor for failing to diagnose the injury to the lung in a timely fashion. Click here to read the full case summary.

Jury verdict of $500,000 - A factory worker from Verona suffered a ruptured disk when the chain on a forklift, which was supporting him broke causing him to crash to the floor and severely jolting his back. We filed a defective product claim against Clark Equipment, the manufacturer of the forklift on the ground that they had not given proper instructions about how to check for weakness in the chain and when to replace it. A jury returned a verdict of $500,000 on behalf of this man.

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