$41,000 Settlement for a Workers’ Compensation Case Due to Fall at WorkMay 1, 2014
Thomas F. Dorn Jr. Esq., Certified Workers’ Compensation and Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey announces a $41,000 award for injuries sustained at work in a slip and fall. A security guard fell down when he stepped into a hole at his place of employment. The hole had been drilled by an environmental company. A lawsuit was filed against the owner of the property and various environmental companies. The plaintiff injured his knee and underwent arthroscopic surgery. Defendants argued that plaintiff was negligent because should have seen the hole. There was a workers’ compensation lien in the case from the insurance company for plaintiff’s security company. Prior to a court ordered arbitration, the case settled for $41,000.