A personal injury suit filed by a man in California who sustained a puncture wound to his foot after he stepped on a metal spike was recently settled for $1,350,000.

 

The man was contracted to do maintenance on a sump pump in a submerged portion of a sulfur pit where the accident occurred. The man, who was not wearing safety boots, stepped on a submerged snap-tie that had been left behind from a nearby construction project.

 

The client suffered from the disabling condition of diabetes and the personal injury and resulting infection meant that he had a possibility of amputation below the knee.

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