Safety On The Job – Victor Marache’s Story

Every year….Thousands of construction workers are seriously injured in New York City. Construction workers find themselves confronted by dangerous, unsafe work conditions on a daily basis. New York State has enacted laws and regulations to protect all workers ….

Whether they are Iron Workers, Construction workers…..Electricians….Mechanics …Bricklayers… Painters ….. Or Carpenters. And Every business….regardless of its size….. must provide its employees with safe working conditions. And considering the range of potential hazards — from asbestos to slippery stairs to excessive noise …. that can be difficult for a small business.

And …Why should everyone be so concerned about job safety and health? Because…Each year… approximately 6,000 employees in this country die from workplace injuries while…Another 50,000 die from illnesses caused by exposure to workplace hazards.

In addition……. 6 million workers suffer non-fatal workplace injuries at an annual cost to U.S. businesses of more than $125 billion dollars. Standards and rules for safe working conditions…. tools, equipment….. facilities and processes are set by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA standards apply to every private employer with one or more employees…. except for those in industries covered by other federal job safety legislation. Today…. roughly 93 million employees across the country are protected by state and federal OSHA programs. But Even with adequate safety measures, accidents do happen.

In this INSIDER EXCLUSIVE “Goes Behind The Headlines” in this TV Special… “SAFETY ON THE JOB – Victor Marache’s Story” ….. to examine how Tony Gentile, Ptr @ Godosky & Gentile, P.C successfully got justice for Victor

On July 26, 2006, Victor Marache, a humble, modest, hard working 38 year old man, was severely burned over approximately 30% of his body when a wood floor lacquer sealer refinishing product spontaneously combusted while he was assisting his supervisor in applying it. Engulfed in flames from head to toe and in shock, Victor jumped out a window and ran 6 or 7 blocks to his employer’s office. He was hospitalized for 4 months, which included his confinement to the burn unit. He suffered multiple skin grafting for treatment of his burns. And He also sustained severe orthopedic injuries to his hip and elbow requiring surgery. Victor also developed gastrointestinal bleeding and bowel obstruction as a result of the pain medication and his inability to intake foods. Upon discharge from the hospital, Victor was admitted to a nursing care facility and remained there an additional 5 months. During that time, he underwent abdominal surgery on his intestines for removal of the bowel obstruction.

Following discharge from the nursing care center, he remained under constant orthopedic care and rehabilitation therapy for the injuries to his hip and elbow. He was also evaluated by a plastic surgeon for the loss of pigmentation and scarring caused by the burns and resultant grafting. However, the disfigurement and loss of pigmentation to his head, ears, torso and limbs of this man of color could not be improved. All of Victor’s injuries were permanent and totally disabling.

Tony Gentile had some real major challenges to overcome to win this case due to the very precise scientific principles involved, which were very difficult to express in layman terms to a judge and a jury without any knowledge of such technicalities. But on the brink of trial, one defendant, who had a history of rarely settling agreed to pay $4 Million dollars. Plus… several months later, Tony successfully won a verdict against the remaining defendants for Victor…. for and additional …$15 Million dollars.

Godosky and Gentile are one of New York’s premier construction accident law firms. These “Lawyers with Hardhats” have a long and proud tradition of representing laborers of all kinds who have been injured on the job. They are well versed in Labor Law, and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured workers.
The firm has also represented union and non-union workers… laborers, electricians, carpenters, sheet metal workers, plumbers, iron workers and steamfitters. They also represent documented as well as undocumented workers.

TODAY, the Insider Exclusive takes a INSIDE look at the NEW YORK law firm of Godosky & Gentile… And Tony Gentile’s amazing courtroom skills and headline grabbing success rate ….which continue to provide his clients with the results they need……And the results they deserve. Making sure juries understand how injuries can truly devastate a person’s personal and professional life! Remember… Tony won’t be outworked. And He will not rest until justice is done for his clients. .His Success in the Courtroom speaks for itself. …..

You can reach Tony Gentile @ Godosky & Gentile (646) 233-2725 or (866) 790-8964 (Toll-Free) or