Ben Hart May 7, 2014, 4:35pm

A Jefferson County woman has filed a petition to review her worker's compensation claim.

Elisa Maldonado filed a petition for judicial review April 21 in the Jefferson County District Court against Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. 

Maldonado claims she was employed by KT Payroll on April 21, 2010, when she was injured.

According to the suit, Maldonado was injured at work when a light fixture and a portion of the ceiling collapsed on top of her in the women's restroom.

The suit alleges the defendant denied the worker's compensation claim Dec. 16, 2013. Maldonado claims she filed an appeal in a timely manner to review the claim that her injury included a disc protrusion and herniation.

Maldonado is seeking judgement that she should be compensated for her injuries and that she filed a timely appeal.

She is being represented in the case by Beaumont attorney Steven C. Barkley.

Jefferson County Case No. A195-620

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County Courthouse. 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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