Youmans v Pated Spring Co.
Client was a temporary worker injured in a fall down in a warehouse machine factory. As it was job related, he pursued both a workers compensation claim against his employer, The temporary agency that assigned him, and a direct tort claim against the machine shop where he was based. The primary cause of the omcodemt was excessive clutter, including a hand truck that became a trip hazard left in the aisles by another temporary worker. None of the temporary workers which the Defendant employed to work second shift had been trained or advised in proper safety procedures to follow and supervision by any management level person on that shift was non existent. Multiple knee operations and a persistent limp merited a settlement of $275,000 after significant litigation and only weeks before jury selection was scheduled to begin. New Britain, CT (2010).