Floyd's waitress sues for slip and fall

David Yates Aug. 5, 2010, 7:00am

While carrying a plate, a former Floyd's Cajun Seafood waitress slipped and fell, injuring her palm and shoulder.

Claiming the restaurant failed to warn her that the floor was wet, Carolyn Bynum filed suit against Floyd Floyd & Sons on Aug. 2 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the suit, Bynum slipped and fell on June 4 because of "an unsafe workplace condition, including a wet floor and an unsafe floor mat."

The suit does not state how the mat was unsafe or why the floor was wet at the time of her incident.

In her suit, Bynum says she suffered a laceration on the palm of her right hand, injured her shoulder and fractured a bone in her arm – all of which have prevented her from returning to work.

"Bynum has lost all sources of income at this point," the suit states. "When confronted, her employer simply told her to 'go file for unemployment.' She did so and was told she did not qualify due to contradicting facts give (sic) from her employer."

Bynum is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses and lost wages.

She is represented by Beaumont attorney Jonathan Stovall.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D187-466

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