$300,000 Settlement For Broken Ankle During A Work Team Building Event

A 44-year-old woman was attending her employer’s annual company retreat at a local resort. One of the team-building activities run by the resort staff involved an event called the “spider web” which required participants to move through a rope “spider web” without touching the rope and without using the same opening more than once. As the woman was being passed through an opening by her team, she fell and broke her ankle upon hitting the ground. The event was carelessly set up, carelessly supervised, and the spider web was taken down before it could be photographed or preserved in some other way. The resort staff attempted to blame the woman and her employer for her injury. The case settled one month before trial for $300,000.