Keches Law Group obtained a $1,060,000 settlement for a safety officer disabled due to knee injuries.
The 62-year-old plaintiff worked as a safety officer for three years before suffering a work-related injury. The employee stepped out of a trailer when he slipped on a patch of ice and fell on his right knee. The plaintiff already had knee replacement surgery one year before the same knee.
He underwent another right knee replacement, but five 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 he would encounter while working. The doctor also added that the plaintiff could not sustain his regular job unless inactive or light-duty modifications were 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.