This case involves an injury to a construction worker. The plaintiff, a twenty-four-year-old male, was working at One World Trade Center (previously known as the Freedom Tower) when the floor collapsed causing the worker to fracture his tibia and five ribs. The patient will likely be unable to perform his work up to previous standards for at least six months, and he required a projection of lost wages due to the tibia and rib injuries.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- 1. What is the appropriate measure of lost wages?
Expert Witness Response E-002700
I am capable of determining lost wages in this type of case. Generally, in lost wage analyses for construction cases, the type of work, the duration of employment, any scheduled pay increases/ bonuses, and size of the project all factor into the calculation. Also, reviewing the type of injury is relevant. By examining the different factors, I will definitely be able to calculate lost wages in this circumstance.