Arnold & Itkin industrial injury attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright
and Kala Flittner filed a lawsuit today in the District Court for Harris
County, Texas on behalf of an injured worker. The plaintiff was injured
while working at an industrial site in Galveston, Texas when third party
scaffolding workers attempted to modify a scaffolding leg using only rope.
While attempting to alter the scaffolding, the pressure was so great that
the rope broke, causing scaffolding parts to swing toward the plaintiff
and crush his thumb. To make matters worse, after the incident the facility
owner sent the plaintiff to a selected medical provider who simply applied
stiches in order to declassify the severity of the incident. However,
days after the incident the plaintiff sought medical treatment from a
provider he chose who determined the bone in his thumb was completely
shattered and required emergency surgery.
The lawsuit names Excel Modular Scaffolding and Leasing Company, Marathon
Oil Corporation, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation as defendants. The
suit alleges that the defendants failed to properly train its workers
and supply them with proper equipment. The plaintiff also alleges that
his employer failed to provide him with adequate medical treatment after
suffering the injury to his hand.
Arnold & Itkin is proud to represent workers who were injured on the
job due to another party's negligence.