Seaman claims employer did not provide proper training

Michelle Massey Jan. 13, 2011, 1:48am

A seaman has filed a lawsuit against his employer arguing that he was not properly trained or supervised.

Monolito Alvarado filed suit against Diamond Offshore Management Co. on Jan. 6 in federal court in New Orleans.

While employed by Diamond Offshore as a seaman, Alvarado states he suffered serious and painful injuries to his shoulder on March 27, 2010.

He accuses his employer of negligence for breaching the duty of reasonable care, failing to provide a reasonable safe place to work, failing to properly train and supervise him, failing to take precautions for the safety of the employees, for creating and maintaining an unseaworthy vessel, failing to provide minimum safety requirements and failing to provide adequate equipment and personnel for the job.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering, loss of wages, fringe benefits, wage earning capacity, physical disability, medical expenses, maintenance and cure benefits, attorney's fees, punitive damages, interest and court costs.

Alvarado is represented by Timothy J. Young, Robert J. Young and Jason MacFetters of The Young Firm in New Orleans. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00025

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