Injured construction workerA Dire Day on the Job Site: Unsafe Conditions, Severe Electrocution, and a Fight for Justice

Edgar Casas-Martinez, a construction worker, has filed a negligence lawsuit against Charter Custom Homes Corporation and Carrillo Quality Painting, Inc. The lawsuit, filed on May 13, 2024, in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, seeks substantial damages for injuries he sustained while working on a construction site.

According to the complaint, Casas-Martinez was employed by Carrillo Quality Painting and was working at a construction site located at 3402 Treasure Circle in Galveston, Texas, on April 27, 2023. The property was under the control of both Charter Custom Homes and Carrillo Quality Painting. On that fateful day, Casas-Martinez was instructed to climb a ladder to paint the side of the house. However, the defendants allegedly failed to provide a safe ladder or any alternative safety measures such as a forklift or proper safety equipment.

As Casas-Martinez ascended the ladder, it became unstable and wobbled, causing him to come into contact with a live power line. This resulted in severe electrocution and grave injuries. The complaint asserts that both Charter Custom Homes and Carrillo Quality Painting breached their duty to provide safe working conditions, making them liable for Casas-Martinez’s injuries.

A Legal Battle for Accountability and Safety

Casas-Martinez accuses the defendants of negligence for failing to ensure safe equipment and premises liability for not addressing known hazards like live power lines near the construction site. Additionally, he claims that Carrillo Quality Painting is a non-subscriber under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, which means they have forfeited certain common-law defenses.

In his quest for justice, Casas-Martinez is seeking monetary relief exceeding $1,000,000. This substantial sum is intended to cover medical expenses incurred and anticipated future costs, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement and impairment, loss of earnings and earning capacity, and loss of personal property. He is also demanding a jury trial to have his case heard and adjudicated.

Representing Edgar Casas-Martinez are attorneys Alan Kolodny (SBN: 24836882) and Rashon Murrill (SBN: 24110622) from Kolodny Law Firm PLLC. The case has been assigned Case ID 2024-30507 in the 189th Judicial District Court presided over by Judge Nelson Cuero.

This case shines a spotlight on the ongoing risks faced by construction workers and the critical importance of workplace safety. It serves as a stark reminder that employers have a fundamental duty to protect their workers from harm, and when they fail, the consequences can be devastating.

For more information on workers’ rights and to seek legal assistance for work-related injuries, contact our experienced team at Abbott Clay & Bedoy LLC. We are dedicated to defending the rights of injured Texas workers. Call us at 713-223-1234 today.

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