JG vs. DD and Trash Masters – $2,500,000.00. Workers’ compensation/personal injury claim.
The plaintiff was working during the course of his employment as a garbage picker for Trash Masters. As he was loading trash in the back of the garbage truck, the driver backed over the plaintiff’s leg. The plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, a massive crush injury and the removal of a large portion of skin. The plaintiff required several years of medical care that included multiple surgeries to his leg arid knee along with extensive plastic surgery. Even though the plaintiff was working for Trash Master at the time of the accident and received workers’ compensation benefits, because of the accident involved a motor vehicle, he was also able to sue Trash Masters for his pain and suffering. Trash Master denied responsibility claiming that the plaintiff’s own negligence was what caused his injuries. With the use of liability experts, the plaintiff was able to establish that the defendant was responsible for his injuries. With the use of numerous medical experts, of an economist, and other experts who prepared a life care plan for the plaintiff, he was able to establish his extensive damages. The case was mediated before a retired Judge from the Connecticut Supreme Court and settled for $2,500,000.00.