Watch out for drain holes. A deliveryman in Richmond, Virginia (VA) seriously injured his knee after he stepped into an uncovered drain hole while wheeling a loaded handcart to a restaurant. This slip and fall accident re-aggravated a previous knee injury that produced a torn meniscus.
The deliveryman retained legal counsel and was able to secure a $338,000 settlement for medical bills and lost wages, according to allbusiness.com. A vocational expert determined that the victim would suffer a future loss of earnings for five years in a similar line of work because of the injury.
This accident is a reminder to watch your step, especially if you're pushing a large item like a handcart or wheelbarrow. Drain holes can be inconspicuous and, as we saw with this slip and fall accident, if you wind up stepping into a drain hole you can suffer a serious knee injury.