Construction site accident settles for $1.5 Million: Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP, recently settled a construction site/Labor Law accident case for $1.5 million dollars. Notably, two prior law firms had rejected this case, failing to recognize a viable claim. A 30 year old male “oiler” suffered a major partial thumb amputation to his non-dominant hand while working on a crane. A protective guard had been removed from the engine’s pulley system, causing his hand to be pulled into the machinery and severing his fingers. The fingers were surgically re-attached, leaving the “oiler” with a 35-40% loss of use. After two years of litigation the case settled for $1.5 million.