$1,000,000 Settlement – Work Injury
A $1 million dollar settlement was reached on behalf of a 47-year-old truck driver who fell while closing the rear roll-top door on his trailer. To close the rear roll-top door, the plaintiff had to climb onto the rear of the trailer. He sustained herniation’s that required decompression and fusion. Post-op he developed failed back syndrome, suffered chronic pain and weakness in his lower extremities, and has been unable to return to work in any capacity. Allegedly, the deft should have ensured there was a non-slip surface on the rear of the trailer, or installed steps or a handle or an alternative way to close the door that did not require climbing on the trailer.