In 2006, a Florida jury awarded an incredible $23.6 million in a personal injury lawsuit. The suit was brought against a chemical manufacturer, alleging that inadequate safety measures and lack of proper training led to a horrific explosion that left two employees severely injured. After a long and contentious trial, the jury determined that the company had acted negligently and was responsible for the injuries sustained by the employees.

The injury settlement was the largest ever awarded in Florida and was based largely on the jury’s sympathy for the victims and the egregiousness of the company’s disregard for safety protocols. The award was split between the two victims, with one receiving $20 million in compensatory damages and the other receiving $3.6 million in punitive damages.

The award was a landmark case in the state because it showed that companies can be held accountable for their negligence, even if the injuries sustained by employees are severe. This case demonstrated the importance of having proper safety measures in place and provided a stark reminder to companies of their responsibility to ensure the well-being of their employees.