Whitney Brakken Dec. 18, 2013, 8:10am

A welder is suing, claiming his employer's negligence caused him to sustain injuries.

Pablo Calderas filed a lawsuit Dec. 10 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Luis Martinez, Luis Martinez & Son Iron Work Inc. and Jose Luciano Velazquez, citing negligence.

The complaint states on July 19, 2012, Calderas was performing work for the defendants when Martinez directed him to use a forklift to reach a welding point. Calderas claims he stood on the forklift while Martinez raised the mast, but Martinez suddenly moved the forklift, causing him to fall.

Calderas is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus costs, is represented by Craig L. Manchik and Lynne Plum Duffey of Law Offices of Craig L. Manchik & Associates P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013942.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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