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Washington Prisoner Awarded $16,695 For Back Injury

In April 1998, a Snohomish County, Washington, prisoner was awarded $16,695
in arbitration for injuries sustained when he fell from a County vehicle.
The plaintiff claimed that in April 1996 while laboring on a work crew for
the county jail he fell off the back of a flatbed truck. He claimed the
fall resulted in a lumbar strain.

The plaintiff sued in state court claiming the County's employee
negligently operated the truck while he was riding on the flatbed. In
arbitration the plaintiff was awarded $16,695, which included $10,000 for
pain and suffering. See: Atkinson v. Snohomish County, Snohomish County
Superior Court, Case No. 97-2-15728-5, 1998 WL 1049655.

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Atkinson v. Snohomish County