On December 16, a former Target employee in Marshall, Texas filed a lawsuit alleging that Target failed to pay her $117,240 from a court agreement resulting from an on-the-job injury.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was injured at work when a co-worker quickly turned a pallet jack and shifted the momentum of a stacked, 200-pound load. The load fell off the pallet jacket, and the freight struck the former employee from behind. The woman fell down and into the end cap shelving.
After the accident, the woman required shoulder and knee surgeries. She was also fired from Target for missing work due to her work-related injuries.
Target is accused of breach of contract and violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act as well as the Business and Commerce Code by not paying their former employee. The woman is seeking $117,240 in damages, three times the initial amount for mental anguish and economic damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, interest and court costs.
I Was Injured On the Job and I Need to Find an Attorney in Austin
Of the 90,000 lawyers in Texas, only 40 represent workers who suffered injuries at work. The Law Offices of Aaron Allison is proud to be one of the only firms in Texas that protects the rights of injured workers. Partner Aaron Allison has won cases against companies as large as H-E-B, Lowes and Home Depot, along with several health care facilities.
If you have been injured on the job, call our firm at (512) 474-8346 to speak to an Austin workers’ compensation lawyer today. We want to hear your story and your experiences. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page for more information.
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