A masonry worker recently settled his Hudson County workplace injury lawsuit for $2.75 million. Plaintiff was injured when a cement wall at a Jersey City construction site was blown over by a gust of wind and fell onto him. As a result of the accident, plaintiff sustained a broken hip which required internal fixation, and eventually a total hip replacement. He also injured his knee and underwent surgery for a torn meniscus. Since the accident, Plaintiff experiences emotional distress and has been unable to return to work. Parties sued included the masonry contractor and the general contractor for the construction site. It was alleged in the lawsuit that plaintiff hadn’t received appropriate training and that the subject wall should have been reinforced. The case settled before trial, following mediation with a retired Superior Court judge.