Formerly Padberg, Corrigan & Appelbaum

Construction Site Injuries Cases

$4,500,000 Settlement

For a construction worker who was partially paralyzed when a falling beam struck him in the head.

$4,000,000 Judgment

For the wrongful death of two males who were electrocuted while moving a grain auger that struck a telephone line. The verdict was awarded to the families in St. Louis city courts.

$2,300,000 Judgment

For a bricklayer who fell and was seriously injured on a job site due to the negligence of his co-employees.

$2,200,000 Judgment

For a 56-year-old construction worker who was significantly injured after a large piece of equipment fell over the side of a flatbed truck owned and operated by the defendant. After being struck, pinned down and rendered unconscious by the construction equipment, the client sustained significant and permanent spinal injuries, numbness and long-term pain. He will most likely need additional surgeries in the future. The case went to arbitration where the Arbitrator found the defendant’s negligence caused the permanent injuries.

$2,000,000 Settlement

For an ironworker who was injured on a job site when the crane he was riding fell to the ground.

$2,000,000 Settlement

For Gene Keller, a construction worker injured during the 2005 expansion of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport runway system. He and a co-worker were seriously injured when a dormant piece of dynamite exploded after they were instructed to drill into it. The stick of dynamite had misfired two days prior and the crew on site failed to neutralize the stick by washing it from the hole. When Keller arrived for a later shift his drill encountered the undetonated dynamite and it exploded. The case settled with the engineering company overseeing the blasting.

$1,000,000 Judgment

For the wrongful death of a Jefferson County man who fell from a forklift due to the negligence of his co-worker.

$1,000,000 Settlement

For an ironworker whose leg was injured when a train struck a bridge on which he was working.

$900,000 Settlement

For a man who sustained permanent back injuries when the dump truck he was operating collapsed due to a defective hoist.


A confidential settlement for a man who was severely injured on a construction site after dynamite caused a major explosion.