The 62-year old plaintiff worked as a safety officer for 3 years before suffering a work-related injury. The employee was stepping out of a trailer when he slipped on a patch of ice and fell on his right knee. The plaintiff already had a knee replacement surgery one year prior to the same knee.
He underwent another right knee replacement but 5 months later was still experiencing stiffness and walking with a limp. The pain in the right knee would increase throughout the day and wakes him up several times throughout the night.
The doctor noted that the plaintiff became partially disabled from returning to work due to the walking, stair climbing, kneeling, and squatting that he would encounter while working. The doctor also added that the plaintiff is unable to sustain his regular job unless there is inactive or light duty modifications made to his job.
The plaintiff has not recovered from the right knee injury despite having two surgeries and over a year of physical therapy treatment. Moreover, it is unlikely he will recover in the future. Any future medical treatment is necessary that is related to the injury will be covered by the employer’s insurer.
Case settlement: $1.06 million