Verdict & Settlements
$20,090.23 – Settlement for Office Worker
A Wentzville office worker broke her ankle when her heel caught in a crack in the asphalt. Our client was taking out the trash at the rear of the office building, and her high heel caught in a crack. She fell, breaking her ankle. The insurance company denied the case, claiming that the employee was not acting “in the course and scope of her employment” as a secretary when the injury happened, and that she was subject to the same danger as if she was at home.
We fought the insurance company’s lawyers, asserting that our client would not have been in that area, wearing those shoes, or carrying boxes, if she hadn’t been at work. Our arguments won over the judge, and the insurance company settled shortly after mediation.