A Life-Changing Step
Even a seemingly minor hazard, such as a step that is too high or too low, can result in serious and life-altering injuries. This was the case for our client. In 2020, our client, a crane operator, sustained injuries to his knee and back when he stepped off a stairway to the crane. He did not report the injuries to his employer at the time. Due to his injuries, he needed multiple knee and back surgeries.
Our law firm represented him in a lawsuit against his company. We alleged that the step was larger than the surrounding steps, which caused him to trip and fall. We also alleged that the company was negligent in failing to provide a safe work environment.
After a lengthy negotiation process, we were able to reach a settlement with the company. As part of the settlement, our client will stay employed with the company for a longer period of time so that he can apply for additional long-term disability benefits and receive back surgery covered by the company's insurance.
We are pleased that we were able to obtain a fair settlement for our client, and we hope that he will be able to make a full recovery.
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