Home Depot Cashier Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Employer

Worker files personal injury suit against Home DepotAlfreda Lavergne has recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against Home Depot, alleging that he was seriously injured while employed in one of the company's stores.

Lavergne was working as a cashier at the Aldine, Texas Home Depot in 2008 when a piece of metal fell from the rafters inside the store, hitting him and allegedly causing severe damage to his nose and face, UltimateAldine.com reports.

Lavergne's personal injury lawsuit alleges that his employer told him that any medical expenses arising from the incident would be covered by Home Depot, but that he has yet to receive financial help, according to the news source.

Lavergne seeks a trial by jury, and reportedly seeks compensation for medical costs from Home Depot, as well as actual damages, exemplary damages, court costs, and compensation for physical and mental anguish.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 3,277,700 nonfatal private sector workplace injuries and illnesses nationwide in 2009. Such injuries have been decreasing over the period of 2003 to 2009.