A woman has filed a personal injury suit against a restaurant, claiming that she suffered multiple injuries during her shift at the 24-hour eatery several months ago.
According to the suit Sandra Ullom filed against Dickinson’s City Café on March 19 in Texas’ Galveston County District Court, her employer’s failure to provide her with a safe workplace resulted in a slip on a small object that caused her to fall onto a table.
The suit says that if the restaurant had recognized its “non-delegable duty” to provide safety rules and regulations, provide safe machinery and instrumentalities, provide a safe work environment, and hire competent fellow employees, Ullom’s accident could have been avoided.
According to the claim, Ullom was working on January 3 when she stepped on a piece of plastic that caused her to suddenly lose her balance, fall, and hit her head on a stainless steel table before falling to the floor.
The suit says that the item that caused the fall had been discarded by another employee.
The suit does not specify the injuries Ullom suffered, but claims that they were severe and permanent.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of City Café for failure to keep its floor free from hazards, failure to properly train personnel on how to maintain the premises, failure to remedy the hazardous condition, and failure to warn Ullom of an unsafe work area.
The suit evokes the writ of respondeat superior against the defendant due to its implication of one of Ullom’s co-workers.
Ullom claims damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical costs, and lost earnings and earning capacity.