$1,265,000 FOR FARM WORKER REQUIRED TO OPERATE DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT

The farm worker was employed by a farm labor contractor and sent to work at the defendant's farming corporation that owned the defective trailer. The farm corporation contended the 37 year old injured worker was a special employee and therefore was limited to only worker compensation benefits. They provided a long trailer with no taillights and no reflective material and required the worker to drive on a dark public road in the early morning of October. With very little evidence to support our theory that the worker was not a special employee of the farm corporation, we were able to obtain a settlement of $1,265,000 prior to trial. The farm worker received a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when he was thrown twenty feet landing in the road. We also obtained full benefits from his employer including lifetime medical coverage