$150,000 Settlement for Premises Liability / Work-Related Injury

The firm represented a young man who was involved in an accident at a factory, where he was assigned to perform work on a temporary basis through an employment agency. The injury occurred when a large piece of glass for a door fell on his foot. The defense argued that even if one of the factory workers was negligent, plaintiff was still a special employee of the factory and barred from pursing a claim based on the workers’ compensation statute and the special employee doctrine. The firm strategically approached the third party carrier and negotiated a significant reduction in the workers’ compensation lien and was able to obtain a $150,000 settlement which netted the client a significant sum.